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 2016-2017

President – Rebekah Thomas ’18
Secretary – Sarah Freyermuth ’19
Treasurer – Megan Niemitalo ’18                                                                                                                                                                     Co-Vice Presidents of Worship – Rachel Dieter ’17 & Janelle Weinman ’18
Vice President of Extra Campus Activities
Co-Vice Presidents of Life & Growth – Meredith Stolte ’19 & Lauren Staab ’18
Vice President of Public Relations – Leif Nelson ’17
Representative to the Christian Activities Network – Lucas Shurson ’17
2017 Class Representative – Sebastian Surom
2018 Class Representative –
2019 Class Representative – Devin Ames
2020 Class Representatives –


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 Rachel Dieter or Janelle Weinman.

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.

Life & Growth

The Life & Growth Ministry Team seeks to enrich the spiritual lives of students through education and fellowship experiences, including our fall film series, 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.

Contact Meredith Stolte or Lauren Staab .

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? Consider helping in the design of event posters or add your voice to our social media presence.

Contact Leif Nelson.

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 on the planning team for one of the Christian Activities Network’s campus-wide activities.

Contact Lucas Shurson.