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Campus Ministry dedicates itself to pastoral care, faith formation, and furthering the common good through practice of the Benedictine hallmarks in our community.
We celebrate the Catholic acknowledgement of the rich diversity of faiths at Benedictine University. Through our programs and services, we aim to assist Benedictine students, faculty, staff, and administration in their spiritual and personal growth.
You are invited to get involved with the wide variety of opportunities we have to offer! Whether you enjoy serving those in need, would like to use your musical talents in worship, or are seeking to learn more about your faith or others, our doors are always open!
Send Carrie an Email
Phone: (630) 829-6028
Carrie Ankeny, M.A., has her Catholic Campus Ministry Certification from CCMA. She earned a Master of Arts in Theology and a graduate certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Villanova University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology from Aquinas College. She has experience as a residence hall minister and has been on the organizational team for service trips within the United States and to Belize, Cambodia, the Philippines, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. Carrie organizes all of Benedictine’s Campus Ministry service and social justice opportunities and works with, M.O.S.A.I.C., interfaith group on campus.
Send Carol an Email
Phone: (630) 829-6029
Carol Allen, M.A.P.S., is originally from Kansas. She earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Missouri State University. Her ministerial experience includes music ministry and working with children and young adults from preschool through college.
Send Fr. Philip an Email
Phone: (630) 829-6030
Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B., is a native of Joliet, Ill. He is the former acting director of Campus Ministry and the former chair of the Department of Theology at Benedictine. Fr. Timko staffs all sacraments and Catholic liturgies at Benedictine and is an active faculty member who continues to teach Theology classes. His office hours are 10:00-11:30 a.m. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and 8:00-11:30 a.m. (Tuesday and Thursday).
Send Br. Rick an Email
Phone: (630) 829-6033
Br. Rick Poro has been a professed monk of St. Procopius Abbey since November 20th 1993. He has been at Benedictine University fostering our Catholic and Benedictine tradition for over 20 years. He has helped create lasting relationships as students serve with him at the West Suburban Community Pantry in Lisle, Sacred Heart Parish in Hopkins Park, and many other local organizations. He hosts monthly Dinner and Vespers gatherings for our students at St. Procopius Abbey so they may learn about the monastic vocation. Br. Rick is pastoral presence to faculty, staff and students. Br. Rick brings to life our call to live out ora et labora.
Fr. Nestor is a currently earning his bachelor’s degree from Benedictine University. His hometown is in Tanzania and has been with us for over a couple year. He also serves as pastor in residence at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in downtown Naperville. Fr. Nestor finds his call in helping others deepen their relationship with Jesus, and creating a space for all to be heard. Fr. Nestor celebrates Mass in St. Benedict Chapel Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.