Peer Ministry

"Peer Ministry has not only allowed me to grow in my faith life but help others as well. Since starting in ministry, my faith life has grown a lot and I am a lot closer with God and happier with my faith life. Peer Ministry is not only a group of people who have a common goal, it is truly a family!"
- Nicole Reidy

As a Peer Minister, you will help foster the spiritual, emotional and social growth of resident students - meeting them where they are and inviting them to take steps of faith, including:

  • Helping residents grow as persons and as part of a community
  • Providing regular social events, service opportunities, and faith-sharing groups each semester to nurture community within a respective residence hall
  • Providing personal assistance to those in academic, emotional and spiritual need
  • Having an active association with the faith community at Lewis - participating in the Sunday evening liturgy in Sancta Alberta

In recognition of their service, Peer Ministers will receive 1 credit hour of workshop credit, and a significant stipend each semester.

Contact: Jennifer Rutherford

Peer Ministers

Sydney Phillips
De La Salle South

I’m a senior from Palos Heights, IL. I’m a Broadcasting major with Corporate Communications and Public Relations minors. I am from Palos Heights, IL. Besides Peer Ministry, I'm also involved in LUTN TV News, LUMINATE Service Trips, and Catalyst (a social justice service trip). For the new year, I'm most excited about living so close to Courtyard and the new Starbucks.

Shelby Gertson
De La Salle North

I am a sophomore Biology major, and I am from Phoenix, AZ. Here at Lewis I am on the women's swim team, a representative on the students’ athlete advisory committee, and once a week I help run the special olympics swim practice. I am also a member of Tri Beta which is a biology club. I am excited to be a peer minister because I am given the opportunity to live in a new dorm and experience the culture of singles. It is also good to live so close to the new Starbucks and the new Student Center.

Cache Binion
St. Charles Borromeo South Hall

I'm a junior here at Lewis, double majoring in Business Administration and Criminal Justice with a minor in Mandarin from Chicago, IL. I love the atmosphere in my new hall this year because it is always welcoming and energetic. 

Zachary Gochee
North Hall

I am a junior Nursing major and a current resident of Plainfield, IL, where I have lived a majority of my life. I am a third generation Lewis Flyer and have been involved in ministry here since the beginning of my freshman year. I am proud to be part of the peer ministry program at Lewis and to be serving in North Hall this year!

Monica Servin
Cody Hall

I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology from Homer Glen, IL. I am the peer minister in Cody hall which is cool because sometimes I see deer walking around. I am very excited to be working with the ministry because I think that it will be a great experience. I play a variety of instruments like the drums, ukulele, and guitar so if anyone wants to jam out just let me know.

Richard Flogel
Founders Hall

I am a sophomore Aviation Flight Management major with a double minor in Spanish and Air Dispatch from Fox Lake, IL. I am involved in intermural ultimate frisbee. I also help during Campus visit days in the Aviation building. I am really excited to be a peer minister this year because I want to help others strengthen their faith and get people involved in the community.

Emily Picket
Founders Hal

I am a junior majoring in Political Science and Psychology from Surprise, AZ. I am also a swimmer for Lewis and love being involved with ministry. The best thing about being a peer minister is being able to meet a diverse group of students and help spread positivity and inclusion throughout campus.

Jan O’Hara
Sheil Hall

I am Computer Science major with a concentration in Data Science with a minor in mathematics from Elmhurst, IL. I am greatly involved in Ministry here at Lewis. In addition to being president of Lewis’ Catholic Relief Service Student Ambassadors, I have also served as a Liturgical Coordinator for Sunday night masses, and I have been a leader for many mission trips and retreats. Furthermore, I will be serving as the Mission Senator for Student Senate this school year.

Caitlin Shanahan
Sheil Hall

I am a sophomore Biology major with a focus in Perfusion Technology and a Spanish minor from Orland Park, IL. I am a member of the Lewis Women’s Soccer Team and Athlete Bible Study. I am also involved in the Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation scholarship program. This year, I am most excited to see how God works through each of the Sheil Hall residents and for helping them build their relationships both spiritually and socially.

Patrick Jackson
Mother Theresa Hall

I am a sophomore Criminal Justice major with a minor in Business Management from Chicago Heights. I am excited to be a peer minister for my residents and the entire campus!

Jenna Weidacher
Ryan Hall

I am a sophomore majoring in Nursing here at Lewis from Lombard, IL. This past summer I worked on campus as an Orientation Student Leader for the incoming freshman and transfer students. On campus I participate in Athlete Bible Study and was on the Women’s Track Team the previous year. I am grateful to have this position and I hope to help create a positive, welcoming environment in the Resident Halls and encourage involvement in ministry.

Jamie Voustros
Pope John Paul II Hall

I’m a senior Psychology major with a minor in Theatre from Chicago, IL. During my time at Lewis I have participated/performed in many Philip Lynch Theatre productions. As well as, I am the Public Relations Officer for both the Psychology club and Psi Chi International Honors Society. I am so excited to be a peer minister this year, and I hope I inspire others to do more for Ministry!

Caitlin Walker
South Hall

I am currently a sophomore Radio & T.V from Bolingbrook, IL. Broadcasting major with a minor in Spanish language and culture. Outside of ministry I am involved with the campus T.V and radio stations every week. I am looking forward to meeting a ton of new faces and reconnecting with some familiar ones!