Catholic Newman Center at UNK

LEADERSHIP

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Student Leadership COUNCIL

If you are interested in being part of the Student Leadership Council please follow the link below to notify the president.

President - Jonathan Venzor   The head of the Student Leadership Council who helps to coordinate daily life at the Newman Center.

President - Jonathan Venzor

The head of the Student Leadership Council who helps to coordinate daily life at the Newman Center.

Faith Formation - Sierra Butcher   To grow in faith and knowledge in the community of Christ and to gain a deeper understanding of the one true faith.

Faith Formation - Sierra Butcher

To grow in faith and knowledge in the community of Christ and to gain a deeper understanding of the one true faith.

Interior & Sacramental Life - Sam Powers   Dedicated to fostering the growth of individuals and the Newman Center Community through prayer, and the celebration of the sacraments. Our aim is to grow together and support each other through prayer and the sacraments on the Journey to our eternal home.

Interior & Sacramental Life - Sam Powers

Dedicated to fostering the growth of individuals and the Newman Center Community through prayer, and the celebration of the sacraments. Our aim is to grow together and support each other through prayer and the sacraments on the Journey to our eternal home.

 
Communications - Maekayla Ward   To connect and invite all to Christ.

Communications - Maekayla Ward

To connect and invite all to Christ.

Social Activities - Claire Rasmussen   Strive to form a fun and welcoming environment for students of all ages. We keep a positive attitude before, during, and after each event we hold. We reach out to a diverse group by hosting multiple events each month. Our biggest goal is to provide a fun, active, and loving community for each student growing in their faith.

Social Activities - Claire Rasmussen

Strive to form a fun and welcoming environment for students of all ages. We keep a positive attitude before, during, and after each event we hold. We reach out to a diverse group by hosting multiple events each month. Our biggest goal is to provide a fun, active, and loving community for each student growing in their faith.

Hispanic - Ministry - Paige Corr   To bring together and unite the diverse practice of the Catholic faith from among many cultures found throughout the Americas so that Catholics, no matter where they are from, feel at home at the Newman Center.

Hispanic - Ministry - Paige Corr

To bring together and unite the diverse practice of the Catholic faith from among many cultures found throughout the Americas so that Catholics, no matter where they are from, feel at home at the Newman Center.

 
Building & Maintenance - Jacob Nore   To maintain an orderly and safe environment for the development of community based on faith.

Building & Maintenance - Jacob Nore

To maintain an orderly and safe environment for the development of community based on faith.

Greek Life -  Sara Salzman   To provide an inviting and supporting environment for our brothers and sisters in Christ and in Greek Life.

Greek Life - Sara Salzman

To provide an inviting and supporting environment for our brothers and sisters in Christ and in Greek Life.

Community Service - Lauryn Muller   To provide opportunities to express our servitude as God's people.

Community Service - Lauryn Muller

To provide opportunities to express our servitude as God's people.

 
Retreats & Vocations - Paula Zakrzewski   To provide opportunities for spiritual growth through retreats in order to provide more time for prayer and contemplation, which can deepen one's relationship with Christ. We will also provide opportunities for discovery in vocation and encourage students to discern God's will in their lives. We will strive to do as Jesus said in Mark 6:30, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile."

Retreats & Vocations - Paula Zakrzewski

To provide opportunities for spiritual growth through retreats in order to provide more time for prayer and contemplation, which can deepen one's relationship with Christ. We will also provide opportunities for discovery in vocation and encourage students to discern God's will in their lives. We will strive to do as Jesus said in Mark 6:30, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile."

Culinary - Nicole Placek    To provide delicious sustenance to the people of Newman so they have the energy to carry on their mission in life whether it be school or serving the Lord.

Culinary - Nicole Placek

To provide delicious sustenance to the people of Newman so they have the energy to carry on their mission in life whether it be school or serving the Lord.

Women’s Group - Maggie McPhillips

Women’s Group - Maggie McPhillips

Men’s Group - Christian Urugutia

Men’s Group - Christian Urugutia

 
 

FOCUS Ministries

What is FOCUS?  Fellowship of Catholic University Students

UNK MISSIONARIES

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A heart that has encountered Jesus is a heart changed forever. Someone who knows Christ knows that life can never be the same without Him. It is He Who gives meaning to our lives, purpose to our gifts and direction to our desires. And those who have met Him desire nothing more than to share Him with the rest of the world.

Each of us is called to share Jesus Christ no matter where we are. FOCUS missionaries answer that call by going to college and university campuses across the country, giving freely and joyfully of themselves to invite students onto the journey to Christ’s Kingdom.

Reaching Out

Partnering with chaplains and campus ministers, FOCUS missionaries go out to colleges and universities to meet students where they are: in the dorms, on the field, at the student union and in every corner of campus. Through outreach events and one-on-one conversations, students make meaningful connections with members of Christ’s body — growing in friendships, sharing life and coming together in authentic community.

Diving Deep

Through Bible studies, prayer, sacraments, service opportunities, mission trips and national conferences, missionaries invest deeply in students’ lives and build them up in the knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith, sharing with them the joy of the gospel.

Raising Up

By building students in faith, missionaries also raise up students to become leaders in evangelization, teaching them how to serve as missionary disciples and to lead others to Christ.