Meet the Staff


Regina C. Wilson

Director of Campus Ministry
164 Regina Hall
(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. 

Emily Sipos-Butler

Assistant Director of Campus Ministry
162 Regina Hall
(574) 284-5369

Emily Sipos-Butler 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. Prior to coming to Campus Ministry, she worked on a variety of local and national peace and justice initiatives, including working at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies with the Catholic Peacebuilding Network. She has engaged in a variety of ministries at the parish level, participated in ecumenical dialogues, served on the boards of local peace groups and community empowerment organizations, and taught justice education at St. Mary’s College and through adult faith formation groups. She holds a Master of Divinity from Notre Dame. She still enjoys French and Russian (her undergraduate majors) and loves raising three daughters with her husband in South Bend.


Father Steve Newton, CSC

Campus Minister
158 Regina Hall
(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.

Jess Mannen Kimmet

Campus Minister 
160 Regina Hall
(574) 284-5392

Jessica Mannen Kimmet is the Campus Minister for liturgical music at Saint Mary’s College and coordinates a summer theology institute for high school girls. Originally from Portland, Oregon, she has spent most of her adult life in the South Bend area, with the exception of two years of ministry with the House of Brigid in Wexford, Ireland. She holds a BA in theology and music theory and a Master of Divinity, both from Notre Dame. In addition to ministry, music, and theology, Jess loves reading, crafting, being outside, and hanging out with her husband Mark and son Marty.