What is a Peer Minister?

Peer Ministers serve as mentors, a caring presence, and role models to students, being available to peers, fostering relationships, creating program and spiritual growth opportunities, and connecting students in need of spiritual care with the pastoral staff of the Chapel of the Resurrection. The majority of the Peer Ministers live in the residence halls and are an integral part of both the Residence Life team and the Chapel ministry.

Peer Ministers serve students by offering welcome, guidance, compassion support, and accompaniment through intentional relationships. Peer Ministers provide a safe place for all students to question, ponder, explore, grow and develop an understanding of self amid the spiritual journey.  Peer Ministers are an extension of, and provide a connection to, the pastoral ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection. 

As integral members of both the Residential Life and Campus Ministry staffs, Peer Ministers attend regular hall staff meetings, actively participate in regular team meetings, and work closely with the Resident Assistants to facilitate spiritual programming within the residence halls.

 

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2018-19 Peer Ministers are:

Alumni Hall:
Emily Villalobos, Emily Friedman, Jacob Rasawehr and Kurtis Arndt
Brandt Hall:
Tim Bimler, Samaiya DeJesus, Mary Fitchett, and Austen Lowery
Lankenau Hall:
Jasmine DeLara, Reese Jones,  Andrew Struckmann and Terry Wade
Guild/Memorial Hall:
Madeline Brown and Natalie Kasberger
Wehrenberg Hall:
Julia Contreras and Veronica Campbell
"At large" Peer Ministers are:
Emily Roberts and Jonah Koetke (team leaders); Cody Wilson (Christ College freshmen); Olivia Frink (Greek Life); and Kat Modrich (International students)