Campus Ministry supports the mission of the University in the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. We welcome you, regardless of your faith.
Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry
Who We Are
Sue Chawszczewski, Ph.D.
Director of Campus Ministry
B.A., English Literature and Anthropology, Knox College
M.A., Pastoral Studies, Saint Francis Seminary
Ph.D., Education, Saint Louis University
I am originally from Chicago and have worked in student development administration, as well as for a Catholic non-profit in Milwaukee. My favorite retreat house is the Jesuit Retreat Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where I can keep attuned to God's desires through the silence. I live with two cats, Bernard (named after my favorite theologian, Bernard Lonergan, S.J.) and Francis (named after St. Francis de Sales), and in my spare time I love to read, listen to music and cook.
B.A., Religious Studies, Loyola University New Orleans
M.A., Theology, University of Notre Dame
M.A., Religion, Syracuse University
I came to St. Louis from my hometown of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and after many years as a Billiken, I am happier than ever to be here. It is one of the great joys of my life to accompany students in encountering new and challenging cultural circumstances. Outside of work, my spouse Cristina and I live with our son Colin in Benton Park and enjoy exploring the city.
Reinert Hall Campus Minister
B.A., English Literature, Law & Social Thought, University of Toledo
M.A., Pastoral Ministry (Spirituality & Justice concentration) Boston College
I am excited to return to SLU as the campus minister in Reinert Hall. I look forward to working with SLU students as they cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness and grow in their compassion and empathy for others. In addition to work in campus ministry, I enjoy a strong cup of coffee with a good book, and spending time with my husband Brandon, and our two daughters, Ruby and Emmy.
Grand Hall Campus Minister
B.S., French Education (English minor), University of Missouri
M.A., Pastoral Ministry, University of Dayton
Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Aquinas Institute of Theology
I am delighted to be the campus minister in Grand Hall after serving in Griesedieck Complex over the last four years. Born and raised in Missouri, my hometown is Jefferson City, but I have lived in St. Louis since 2009. Prior to working at SLU, I worked at a local Catholic publishing company as an acquisitions editor, and before this I spent a year with the Salesian Lay Mission Program where I served in Tumkur, India and Kathmandu, Nepal. My graduate degree is from the University of Dayton, where I also worked as a graduate assistant campus minister in residence life. From 2001 to 2006, I was the full-time campus minister at the Newman Center at the University of Missouri. My leisure activities include reading, writing, drinking coffee, gardening, running, biking, travel and spending time in the great outdoors. I also love spending time with people, particularly my family and friends.
Griesedieck Hall Campus Minister
B.A., Communication (Journalism), Truman State University
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary
I'm overjoyed to be in my third year as a part of the Campus Ministry team, serving out of Griesedieck Complex after two years in Reinert Hall. I am also on the leadership team for the Fresh Look retreat, the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice trip to our nation's capital, and will be accompanying students this upcoming spring on an Immersion trip to the L'Arche community in Mobile, AL. I assist with weekly Griesedieck Complex Mass. I also oversee the department's bereavement program. Prior to SLU, I worked for several years as a hospital chaplain, and in my distant past, was a newspaper journalist covering the crime beat (let me know if you want to hear any of those stories!). I enjoy mentoring and accompanying college students with life, faith, and solidarity as it relates to community and cultivating leadership. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, hiking, spending time with dear friends, exercise, taking in concerts, road trips, volunteering, and most importantly, quality time with my beloved wife and family.
B.A., Theology, Marquette University
M.T.S., Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
I have served as the liturgy coordinator at Saint Louis University for five years. I grew up in North County St. Louis and went to high school at Incarnate Word Academy. (Go Red Knights!) My areas of interest include liturgy and ecclesiology, as well as peace, justice, and reconciliation. My husband, David, and I have two energetic sons, Benjamin and Jason, and an adorable daughter, Isabella. With my family, I enjoy cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers, listening to music, watching movies, and cooking/baking. I am excited to work and pray with all people at Saint Louis University.
Father Nick Smith
B.A., English, Millikin University
M.A., English, Saint Louis University
M.A., Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
M.Div., Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
M.A., Biology, Saint Louis University
Ph.D. (ABD), American Studies, Saint Louis University
Ordained as a priest in 1994 for the Archdiocese of St. Louis, I have been a faculty member at SLU since 1996 and teach “Theological Foundations” and “American Christianity.” I am also a part-time campus minister at SLU, coordinating the Rite of Christian Initiation program. In addition to my teaching and campus ministry responsibilities, I am the faculty moderator for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and the SLU lacrosse team, and the academic moderator for the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. I am also the associate pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and the master of ceremonies for the cathedral sanctuary. I am in the final stages of my dissertation focusing on Roman Catholic military chaplains in the Iraq War.
B.A., Saint Louis University
The Jesuits have had an incredible influence on my family. I am into my 11th year working at SLU, completed my own degree here and my three sons have been blessed with Jesuit high school and college educations. I feel so fortunate to be a part of the SLU family - and to be able to work with, meet and interact with students is the highlight of my work day. Please stop by the Eckelkamp Center to say hi.
Campus Minister and Immersion Coordinator
B.A., Theological Studies and International Studies: Saint Louis University
M.Div., Boston College
I am excited to be back at SLU, my alma mater, and I hope to bring my passion for the intersection of faith and justice to the ministry I do here. I'm originally from Indianapolis, so I'm a true mid-westerner at heart, and with that comes a love of card games, cornfields, and hospitality. Some of my favorite things in life are coffee, community, conversation, cooking, and coloring (...and alliteration)
Our undergraduate student interns are:
- Kaitlin Duffner
- Joe Laughlin
- Julia Nouse