Meet the Staff

Emily Sipos-Butler

Associate Director and Campus Minister for Faith Formation
204 Student Center

Emily Sipos-Butler rejoins Campus Ministry from the Center for Spirituality. She works to develop student leaders and engage all students in living out their faith through prayer, service, and advocacy. Her experience includes a variety of local and national peace and justice initiatives, including with the Catholic Peacebuilding Network. She has been a leader in parish ministries and ecumenical dialogues, served on the boards of local peace and community empowerment organizations, and taught justice education at Saint Mary’s College and adult faith formation groups. She holds a Master of Divinity from Notre Dame. 


Father Steve Newton, CSC

Campus Minister and Pastoral Counselor
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.


Carrie Badertscher

Protestant Chaplain

Rev. J. Sierra Reyes