Council and Ministry Teams

In both volunteer and elected congregation council positions, St. Olaf College students provide leadership in all areas of our congregation’s ministry. The St. Olaf Student Congregation Council is made up of women and men who meet twice every month to organize and carry out a wide variety of ministry opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.

St. Olaf College Student Congregation Council – Academic Year 2014-2015

President – Rachel Bash ’15
Secretary – Lydia Peterson ’15
Treasurer – Chance Bonar ’15
Co-Vice Presidents of Worship – Ryana Holt ’15 & Maren Magill ’15
Co-Vice Presidents of Extra Campus Activities – Stacey Rudolph & Emily Witt ’17
Co-Vice Presidents of Life & Growth – Kailee Oram ’16 & Kiki Sykes ’16
Co-Vice Presidents of Public Relations – Eliza Thompson ’17 & Sebastian Surom ’17
Representative to the Christian Activities Network – Jonathan Sanchez ’15
2015 Class Representative – Hannah D. Olson
2016 Class Representatives – Henry Burt & Anja Selland
2017 Class Representatives – Rachel Dieter & Lucas Shurson
2018 Class Representatives – Andrew Jacob & Annie Halloin


The Worship Ministry Team works with the college pastors and cantor to plan meaningful worship services. This team also plans special seasonal services such as midweek and Lenten vespers.

Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity? Consider serving as a reader, usher, communion assistant or assisting minister during a Sunday morning worship service. Or, bake communion bread for a Sunday worship service.

Contact Ryana Holt (holtr) or Maren Magill (magill).

Extra Campus

The Extra Campus Ministry Team organizes the congregation’s involvement outside of the St. Olaf College campus, placing a special emphasis on worldwide issues of hunger, poverty, and human rights.

Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity? Consider serving on our Spring Service Project team.

Contact Stacey Rudolph (rudolph) or Emily Witt (witt).

Life & Growth

The Life & Growth Ministry Team seeks to enrich the spiritual lives of students through education and fellowship experiences, including speakers, Bible studies and discussion groups. The Life & Growth team works to encourage and enhance personal and community growth.

Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity? Consider contributing to our Lenten devotion book or be part of the team that selects upcoming speakers.

Contact Kailee Oram (oram) or Kiki Sykes (sykes).

Public Relations

The Public Relations Ministry Team, along with the college pastors, serves as the public voice of the St. Olaf Student Congregation. The team creates and distributes posters for events, manages e-mail aliases and posts on online pages and social media.

Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity? We are building a photo library of St. Olaf campus life, consider serving as a photographer. Or, help in the design of event posters.

Contact Eliza Thompson (thompsoe) or Sebastian Surom (surom).

Christian Activities Network

The Christian Activities Network is an umbrella organization that represents the Christian organizations on campus. Its goal is to unify Christians through periodic campus-wide activities and continuing dialogue, as well as to act as a supportive faith community for leaders of the organizations.

Are you interested in a volunteer opportunity? Consider serving as the St. Olaf College Student Congregation representative on the Christian Activities Network. Or, serve on the planning team for one of the Christian Activitites Network’s campus-wide activities.

Contact Jonathan Sanchez (sanchez)