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Portrait of Mark Daniel HakesMark Daniel Hakes, M.M., M.S.T., Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, has worked for over nine years in youth ministry and faith formation. They bring a rich musical background and experience in Taizé prayer and Ignatian spiritual practices.

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Portrait of Jessica EllingsonJessica Ellingson, M.A., Director of Campus Ministry, engages college students in service-learning, leadership development, ecumenical ministry, and service and social justice activities.

Portrait of Sister Mary Josephine TorborgSister Mary Josephine Torborg, O.S.B., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, has taught courses on Spirituality and Benedictine Tradition at St. Scholastica for more than thirty years. She brings a wealth of knowledge on spiritual practices and vocational discernment.

Portrait of Kevin VaughnKevin Vaughan, Ph.D., Director of Catholic Studies, brings expertise in the medieval practice of mystical interpretation of sacred Scripture, as well as in-depth knowledge of nature mysticism within Celtic strands of Christian spirituality.

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Duluth, MN 55811
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