About Campus Ministry

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!

Campus Ministry Staff

Carrie Roberts, M.A.

Director of Campus Ministry

Phone: (630) 829-6028  |  Send Carrie an Email

Carrie Roberts, M.A., is a former graduate assistant/intern of Villanova University’s Campus Ministry. She earned a Master of Arts in Theology and a graduate certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Villanova, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in 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 and Cambodia. Roberts organizes all of Benedictine’s Campus Ministry service and social justice opportunities.

Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B.

Minister of the Sacraments

Phone: (630) 829-6030  |  Send Fr. Philip an Email

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).

Carol Nowatzke, M.A.

Campus Minister
Coordinator of Retreats, Faith Formation and Liturgy

Phone: (630) 829-6029  |  Send Carol an Email

Carol Nowatzke, M.A., 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.

Kathryn Heidelberger, M.Div.

Campus Minister
Coordinator of Ecumenical and Interfaith Engagement

Phone: (630) 829-6336  |  Send Kathryn an Email

Kathryn Heidelberger earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Kathryn has worked as a resident assistant, hospital chaplain, church intern and activist for food justice initiatives and has traveled abroad studying the religious landscapes of Israel/Palestine, Turkey, Greece and Italy. Dedicated to both the academic and formational aspects of ecumenical and interfaith ministry and dialogue, Heidelberger is passionate about developing students to be charitable, discerning and constructive colleagues toward one another and their surrounding communities.

Maureen Romero

Office Assistant

Phone: (630) 829-1310  |  Send Maureen an Email

Maureen Romero is the office manager for Campus Ministry. She has more than 15 years of office and accounting experience working with schools and nonprofit organizations. Maureen has an extensive background in ministry having served as a member of a church plant team for Crossings Church in Goodyear, Ariz., and co-leading various children’s and youth ministries for both Crossing Church and LifeChurch East Valley in Gilbert, Ariz. She serves the administrative needs of Campus Ministry and the Center for Mission and Identity.

Fr. James Flint, O.S.B.

Vocation Director, St. Procopius Abbey

Phone: (630) 829-6030  |  Send Fr. James an Email

Fr. James Flint, O.S.B., is the vocation director of St. Procopius Abbey and serves as the abbey’s procurator-treasurer. His office hours are 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Monday) and 8:00-9:00 p.m. (Tuesday).

You can also find Fr. James on Facebook. He uses his page to provide information of interest about vocational discernment and the life of the abbey.

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Carrie Roberts, M.A.
Director
(630) 829-6028
croberts@ben.edu

Carol Nowatzke, MAPS
Campus Minister, Coordinator of Retreats, Faith Formation and Liturgy
(630) 829-6029
cnowatzke@ben.edu

Kathryn Heidelberger, M.Div.
Campus Minister, Coordinator of Ecumenical and Interfaith Engagement
(630) 829-6029
kheidelberger@ben.edu