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

Cache Binion

Hi! I'm Cache Binion and I'm a Sophomore here at Lewis, double majoring in Business Administration and Criminal Justice with a minor in Mandarin. I Live in North Hall and the atmosphere is always welcoming and energetic. 

Caroline Davis

My name is Caroline Davis and am a Junior Biology Major. I am originally from Wheaton, IL. My hall is Dorothy Day and I have been loving the section living here. Everyone in my hall is so involved with campus it’s fun to hear about their latest projects or events they helped out with!

Emily Pickett

I am a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Psychology from Surprise, Arizona. Aside from being a peer minister in Founders Hall, I am a part of the women's swim team, a member of the interfaith committee on campus, a community engaged learning facilitator (CELF), a representative on the students athlete advisory committee, and every Monday night I run a Special Olympics swim practice with a few of my teammates. I love being a peer minister, because it gives me the opportunity to interact with more students at Lewis to help spread positivity and acceptance.

Victoria Brier

Hello! My name is Victoria Brier and I am the Peer Minister of St. Charles Borromeo. I am from Lemont, IL. I am a sophomore majoring in Business Administration here at Lewis University and I am the President of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs ’ Organization, Vice President of Professional Activities of Delta Sigma Pi, and am in Chamber Choir and Harmonic Uprising – Lewis University’s a cappella group. In striving to make positive impacts in the Lewis University community, I have served as a Student Ambassador, the Sophomore Senator, the assistant to the Lowell Stahl Center for Entrepreneurship and Real Estate, and now as a Peer Minister. I gives as much of my time to the community of Lewis University as possible. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have had at Lewis and will continue to serve the Lewis University community in making it a positive and welcoming environment.

Tim Collins

I was raised in Peotone, IL and am currently a senior at Lewis University. I am majoring in environmental science with a focus on ecology. When I’m not a researcher in the bio labs, I’m a peer minister in Sheil. I’m also Co-President of sustainability club, a student representative on the Lewis University Sustainability Council, a member of the Student Senate as Mission Senator, and a student representative for Board of Trustee Committee. I’ve also led a variety of retreats through University Ministry.  After graduation, I plan to move out west to work for a national park as a restoration ecologist.

Connor Frank

Hi! My name is Connor Frank, and I am a pilot. I’m originally from East Lansing, Michigan, and I am pursuing a major in Aviation Flight Management. I am a sophomore at Lewis, and I love Founders Hall because there is a sense of community here.  Something funny about me is that I will stop in the middle of a walk or a conversation if I hear an airplane. I won't continue until I can see the plane and say what make and model it is.

Lenny Flores

My name is Lenny Flores. I am a senior that is double majoring in Computer Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Math.  Something that I love about my hall is that it prepares me to live in a closet if that’s ever necessary.  Or, I should say that the rooms are very cozy.

Sydney Phillips

I’m from Palos Heights, IL and a junior here, major in Radio/TV Broadcasting.  I love the section style living of JP. After living in traditional dorms for two years, it is something new and exciting. It's also really close to Courtyard and that for sure a plus for me.  I have four classes in the basement of JP. That's always humorous and convenient.

Taylor Boelte

I am a sophomore nursing major & Spanish minor from Rockton Illinois.  I play softball at Lewis.  I love the community in Sheil.  Everyone gets along and supports each other. Many people just hang out together in the lounges.

Jacob Kreiss

I'm from Brookfield,IL. I am a sophomore nursing major.  I love South Hall because it’s really easy to get to get to know people well.