Father Gary Braun has been a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis for over 30 years. Born in 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri, Father Gary was ordained for service to the Church of St. Louis in 1977. After serving in four different parishes throughout the Archdiocese, he was invited by Archbishop May to be Director of the Newman Center at Washington University in St. Louis in May 1991. In 1994, Archbishop Rigali appointed him to be director of all campus ministers for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Fr. Gary is particularly fond of cake icing
John is originally from Elkhart, IN and graduated from Purdue University in 1996. John moved to St. Louis in 1997 to work for McDonnell Douglas Aerospace which became The Boeing Company. John earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. John is married to Arianne Aughey and has 3 daughters, Carolyn (9), Eleanor (7), and Abigail (5). John built the onlinehomilies.com system in 2001 and continues to operate it serving audio and video of the CSC homilies to over 500,000 people. John is a member of The National Prestigious Society of Collegiate Jugglers at WashU.
Anna Cychowski graduated from Truman State University in May of 2012 with a degree in Communication. She just recently finished a year of service with the Augustinian Volunteers in Lawrence, MA teaching in an inner-city Catholic grade school. Anna can't wait to delve deeper into relationships with students and lend a helping hand in anyway possible. She also loves listening to music, swimming, hiking, playing games, and channeling her inner Tina Fey.
Cathy Deneault has been part of the Catholic Student Center Community since 1998 and joined the CSC staff as Pastoral Administrator since August of 2006. Cathy is in charge of managing the office, coordinating marriage preparation, weddings and baptisms, and sacramental preparation of school age children of the community. Before joining the staff of the CSC, Cathy taught 2nd grade at a local Catholic elementary school. Cathy has three grown sons and eight grandchildren.
Linda Domeyer has been attending the Catholic Student Center since she was a freshman at Washington University in 1988, back when the entire group of involved students could comfortably hold hands around the altar during the eucharistic prayer. The CSC meant so much to her as a college student the she is delighted to be in service to the community as the Director of Advancement, where she has served since 2001. Linda oversees annual giving, special events, grant writing, major gifts and planned giving. Even while doing all of that, Linda loves to hear from the students about how they are searching for God in their lives. Linda and her husband, Kevin Leeseberg, have two sons -- Noah and Micah.
A 2012 graduate from the University of Dayton, Duncan has degrees in both Religious Studies and Secondary Education. He has ties to the Marianist order and loves talking about what the Marianists are. He deeply enjoys singing, dancing, frisbee, books, movies, and being with people. Duncan is looking forward to both being an Intern and living someplace that is not Ohio. He is looking forward to the sharing of experiences with other people.
Mary Flick is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. A native St. Louisan, Sister Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Maryville University and her master’s degree in religious studies from Saint Louis University. She recently completed a certificate in spiritual direction from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. Mary spent 25 years at SLU, most recently in campus ministry and sharing the Jesuit mission of the university with faculty, staff and students.
Deacon Phil was born in Hawaii in 1945 and has lived in St. Louis most of his life. He and his wife, Mary, were married in 1967 and have two married daughters (Amy & Bridget) and an adorable grandchild (Rose). Phil got his Masters in Social Work from Wash U. in 1971. He is the Director of the Office of Child and Youth Protection for the Archdiocese and he maintains a part-time psychotherapy private practice. At the CSC, Deacon Phil prepares couples for marriage and witnesses their vows, (with the indispensable help of his wife.) He usually assists at the 11:00 Liturgy on Sunday and, upon request, baptizes babies after mass.
Anna Mazur graduated from Saint Louis University this past May with a degree in Theological Studies. She is a passionate and joyful person & she loves to laugh! When she's not talking to people, she's probably reading or learning how to play piano and guitar. Anna enjoys hearing people's stories and is excited to get to know lots of new people this year!
A 2011 graduate from Xavier University, Chris is excited to serve as an intern here at the CSC this year. Last year, Chris taught freshmen theology and assisted moderate Student Government at De Smet Jesuit High School in Creve Couer, MO. He loves genuine conversation and getting to know people's story. Chris also enjoys bicycling, improv, Ultimate, nature, yoga, and hugs.
Currently employed as a maintenance man at the CSC, I am responsible for maintaining a comfortable environment for liturgical and social gatherings. I enjoy reading, cycling, travel, music, and interaction with students; if I can be of service, please call on me.
Susan has a Masters Degree in Education from SLU, with an emphasis in Special Ed. She worked in the class room for a few years and then concentrated on raising her two loving children. Shawn just graduated from DeSmet and is heading to Boston College for his Freshman year. Molly is a senior at Nernix and plays ice hockey for the Lady Blues.
Susan owned Organization Plus for 6 years which specialized in helping families organize their homes and prepare for moves. She also spent many years volunteering at St. Patrick’s Center and helping with their Irish Open and Golf tournament, which is their main fund raising event.
You can catch Susan at one of the many theater events or sporting venues around town. She is always up for dinner and a show! Susan’s faith is extremely important in her life and she is excited to be working with the CSC staff.
Joe Schoen is SUPER excited to join the amazing CSC community! For the past seven years, he has been the director of music for St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Hazelwood, Mo. He has degrees in journalism and music education. This fall, Joe will be the new music teacher at Tillman School in the Kirkwood School District. He was born and raised in St. Louis and graduated from Vianney High School, for all of those obsessed with the St. Louis tradition of asking "where did you go to high school?" Joe has had some amazing opportunities over the past 10 years, reporting and anchoring the news for a tv station in Dennison, Texas; traveling around the world as a lead vocalist for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and musical directing professional and amateur musical theatre productions all around St. Louis and beyond. When not making music, he is an avid fan of boating, skiing, relaxing by the pool and good food with great friends! He looks forward to meeting all the students and members of the CSC community!
Jamey Stegmaier has been a part of the Catholic Student Center community for 8 years, originally as a work-study student and then as a parishioner. He rejoined the CSC team in November of 2007 as the Director of Operations. His primary responsibilities include supervising the CSC staff, managing the day-to-day operations of the Center, overseeing the budget and finances, and coordinating with the development team. Before working at the CSC, Jamey was a Project Manager and Team Leader at SPi, a publishing services company. When he's not working, Jamey enjoys writing, reading, playing sports (specifically soccer, football, and frisbee), and spending quality time with his cat. He's excited to be a member of the CSC staff, and welcomes anyone to stop by to chat or give input about the Center.
Sr. Linda Straub graduated with a degree in Mathematics from Fontbonne College, received a MA in Theology from St. Johns in Collegeville, Minnesota, and interned in spiritual direction in Burlingame, California. Linda taught seven years of junior high, taught eleven years of high school religion, served three years as a pastoral associate, was vocation and formation director for the Sisters of Saint Joseph for seven years, and spent a year on sabbatical in California. Contact her for information regarding RCIA and Spiritual direction. Sr. Linda loves going to lunch with students and meeting for coffee or froyo, or just to talk contact her anytime.
(STLCOP, WashU Med campus, & Graduate Students & Young Adults)
(314) 935-9191 x 222
Troy Woytek has been a campus minister at the CSC since August 2005. He also served as an intern at the CSC in 2004/2005 while completing his M.A. in Pastoral Studies degree at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. Troy earned his B.A from the University of New Mexico in Anthropology/Archaeology and he pursued graduate studies in Classical Archaeology before deciding to change directions and study theology in pursuit of making a career out of ministry. Troy is also a certified Spiritual Director, receiving his certification in 2009. Troy loves working with college students in campus ministry and is excited about the endless potential and energy that college students bring to this world and our church. In his spare time Troy loves studying and reading and talking about theology, but he is also a sports fanatic. Troy plays Ultimate Frisbee competitively at a regional and national level and is interested in joining most any other type of sports team. Troy is originally from Denver, Colorado and he has two brothers, one older (Steve) and one younger (Sean) and has four nephews Drew, Brett, & David & John. Troy got married to his beautiful wife Emma on December 29th, 2007. Emma and Troy have a 2 year old daughter named Felicity and a one year old son named Michael. Troy serves as the Campus Minister for the Medical Campus and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. He is the Grad Student/Young Adult campus minister as well. He also helps coordinate many weekly programs for undergrads such as Bible studies & faith sharing groups and he coordinates the Intern in service program at the CSC. Most of all Troy loves hanging out with students so feel free to contact him anytime.
Mark is a native St. Louisan and a Wash U grad of 2008. On September 19, 2009, he married his wonderful wife, Becca, at the CSC. Since graduating from Wash U, Mark has enjoyed coaching and counseling men recently released from prison and accompanying them in their journeys as they work to find their place in the world, make changes in their lives, discover who they are, and wrestle with how to be the person they want to be. Now, he is now pursuing an M.A. in Pastoral Studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology in the hopes of growing his ability to walk with people in their life journeys. More than anything else, Mark LOVES vulnerable relationships and craves deep, intentional conversations about life and faith! He also enjoys card games, board games, volleyball, basketball, running, biking ... really anything active or competitive! He is also an avid proponent of high fives and hugs.