Meet the Staff


Regina C. Wilson

Director of Campus Ministry
204 Student Center
(574) 284-5382

Regina Wilson, Director, has been in church ministry for over 30 years in various capacities, from parish music director to hospital chaplain. She holds the Master of Music in music and worship from the University of Portland and a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently a DMin candidate at Catholic Theological Union. Since 2005 she has been a member of the Campus Ministry staff at Saint Mary's College. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and is a Benedictine Oblate.  She lives in South Bend with her husband and has two young adult daughters. 

Liz Palmer

Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
204 Student Center
(574) 284-5369

Liz Palmer serves as the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry as she works to develop student leaders and engage all students in living out their faith through prayer, service, and advocacy. Liz graduated from Saint Mary's College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. She later pursued a Master of Divinity at Loyola University Chicago. She is deeply passionate about justice, faith, and service, both locally and globally. She has traveled to Rwanda in recognition of 20 years post-genocide, served with the Sisters of the Holy Cross in Ghana, and accompanied burn victims through hospital chaplaincy in Kenya. Most recently, she served as the rector of Ryan Hall at the University of Notre Dame. She enjoys nature, running, swimming, and hiking especially with her Old English Bulldog, Oscar. 

Father Steve Newton, CSC

Campus Minister
204 Student Center
(574) 284-5390

Fr. Steve Newton, CSC has served Saint Mary’s College as priest Campus Minister since the fall of 2016.  Prior, he has taught at the high school and college levels, served in parishes and developed programs for addiction treatment in various countries and states.  He has been campus minister at Notre Dame and the University of Illinois-Chicago.  He is from the Chicago area, the third of eleven siblings.  Fr. Steve is grateful to have survived a broken neck, back, and wrist, due to a 20-foot fall from a ladder in 2016.


Trevis Young

Campus Minister for Music and Liturgy
204 Student Center
(574) 284-5392

Trevis has been in music ministry for over 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Wartburg College and a Master of Church Music from Erskine Seminary.  He lives in South Bend with his wife and their two boys. While being a devotee of classical and sacred music, Trevis also enjoys jazz, folk, and bluegrass, and is an avid Beatles fan. Outside of music, he enjoys spending time outdoors on a good nature walk, or baking with his family. His primary hobby is collecting fountain pens, especially restoring vintage or antique models back to writing condition.