BenUMin Staff

Director of University Ministry - Dr. Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A.


Pastoral Associate for Outreach - Carrie Roberts, M.A.

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Carrie Roberts, M.A. is a former graduate assistant/intern in the University Ministry department of Villanova University.  She holds a Masters of Arts in Theology and a graduate certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Villanova.  Her Bachelor of Arts was earned with a double major in Philosophy and Theology from Aquinas College.  She has experience as a resident hall minister and has been on the organizational team for service trips within the United States and to Belize and Cambodia.  Ms. Roberts organizes all service and outreach opportunities, as well as the peer ministry program.  She may be reached at (630) 829-6028 or

Minister of the Sacraments - Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B.

Fr. Philip Timko, O.S.B.

Father Philip Timko, O.S.B. is a native of Joliet, IL.  He is the former acting director of University Ministry and the former Department Head of Theology at Benedictine University.  Fr. Timko staffs all sacraments and Catholic liturgies at Benedictine.  He is also an active faculty member who continues to teach theology classes at the university.  His offices hours are 10:00 to 11:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and 8:00 to 11:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  He may be reached at (630) 829-6030 or

Office Assistant - Mrs. Maureen Romero

Romero Head ShotMrs. Maureen Romero is the Office Assistant for University Ministry.  She serves the administrative needs of the University Ministry Center. She can be reached at (630) 829-1310 or


Vocation Director, St. Procopius Abbey - Fr. James Flint, O.S.B.

Fr. James Flint, O.S.B.Father James Flint, O.S.B. is the Vocation Director of St. Procopius Abbey.  He also serves as the Abbey's Procurator-Treasurer.  His office hours are 4:00 to 5:00pm on Mondays and 8:00 to 9:00pm on Tuesdays.  He can be reached at (630) 829-6030 or  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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Student Life

University Ministry Office
Phone: (630) 829-1310

Kindlon Hall, Room 419
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m