Meet the Staff

Carrie Badertscher

Protestant Chaplain 
204 Student Center
cbadertscher@saintmarys.edu
(574) 284-5382

Pastor Carrie is passionate about justice, seeking the peace of neighbors, and manifesting the kingdom of God on earth. She values inclusivity and belonging, and believes that community is best experienced where diversity is present. Carrie strives to provide an open door for all students, inviting them to bring their whole personhood without fear of judgment. As Carrie accompanies Saint Mary’s College students, those of various religions and those who are nonreligious, her prayer is that she can provide hope and peace to their hearts while lifting their chin to experience an all good and faithful God.

 

Allison D'Ambrosia

Campus Minister
204 Student Center
adambrosia@saintmarys.edu
(574) 284-5257

After graduating from SMC in 2016, Allison went on to pursue a masters degree in Applied Theology at the University of Oxford in the UK. After working to support student mental health through policy and support on the Trustee Board of the University and working at various colleges, Allison has returned to SMC to work with students at her alma mater. Hoping to support the community that helped her grow so much, Allison works to create a hospitable environment where each student feels safe and like they are able to flourish becoming their most authentic selves. Her training in counselling as well as her theological academic pursuits means she approaches campus ministry and pastoral counselling as a way to build community for all. Working with students to plan projects and events that welcome and invite all students together is her favorite part of the job!

 

Rev. Steve Newton, CSC

Campus Minister and Pastoral Counselor
204 Student Center
snewton@saintmarys.edu
(574) 284-5390

Father Steve Newton has served Saint Mary’s College as priest in Campus Ministry 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. Father 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

Interim Director of Campus Ministry and Campus Minister for Music and Liturgy
204 Student Center
tyoung@saintmarys.edu
(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.

 

Meet our Ministry Assistants

Camille Coenen 

Le Mans Hall 

I have a strong desire to help guide and bring together fellow Belles in any step of their faith journey to deepen the sisterhood so alive here at Saint Mary’s. Most at home: my first semester as MA with my Holy Cross Staff- we got so close and everyday we were making memories that will last a lifetime!

 

Kat Hannon 

McCandless Hall

I feel very grateful to be an MA this Fall. I am super excited to get to meet the residents of McCandless and welcome each of them home! 

It truly has been the people - friends, classmates, mentors, faculty & staff - that fill the campus of Saint Mary’s that have made the College become a home for me. Each of them have helped in creating a community of love, support, and belonging. I am excited to help all other Belles feel this sense of community

 

Maggie McNabb

Le Mans Hall

I wanted to be an MA because faith and life can be hard and I want all residents to know they are accompanied on their journeys. I hope to foster a community in which Belles feel connected to and supported by each other, and in being a Ministry Assistant I can work toward this goal.

I felt most at home at Saint Mary’s when I went moongazing my freshman year with some friends. There was to be a beautiful pink moon that night, so we decided to bring out blankets and snacks and sit in the field between Madeleva and 933. We laughed as we passed around a box of Cheez-its and looked at the sky, and I realized that the women surrounding me had become my family, women with whom I felt at home

 

Emily O’Donoghue 

Regina Hall

My faith has always been an important part of my life and, as Ministry Assistant, I want to enhance and help other people’s connection with their spirituality as they navigate college. My main priority as a Ministry Assistant will be to serve others, mainly my fellow peers at Saint Mary’s College through both one-on-one interactions and community events in Regina Hall and throughout campus.

I feel most at home at Saint Mary’s College anytime I am in the Dining Hall laughing hysterically with my friends. While it sounds cliché, telling stories and jokes while eating meals with my friends have been some of my fondest memories so far at SMC.

Georgia Sigler

Holy Cross Hall

My name is Georgia Sigler and I am the MA in Holy Cross Hall! Being an MA gives me the opportunity to share my faith with my dorm community and to help incorporate faith into dorm community and college life. I feel the most home at SMC during the winter season with the snow on the grounds and the animals running around to remind me of God’s beauty in creation.