Catholic Student Center Staff

Campus Ministers | Administrators | Interns

Fr. Gary Braun


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...READ MORE

Troy Woytek

Director of Ministry

Troy Woytek has been a campus minister at the CSC since August 2005 and currently coordinates the campus ministry effort for the CSC. Troy also serves as the Campus Minister for the WashU Medical Campus and St. Louis College of Pharmacy and coordinates the Grad Student/Young Adult ministry. He also served as an intern at the CSC in 2004/2005. He received his...READ MORE

Mark Zaegel

Campus Minister

Mark is a St. Louis native and a Wash U grad of 2008. In 2009, he married his wonderful wife, Becca, at the CSC. Their daughter, Kara, was born in 2014. After graduating from Wash U, Mark spent three years working with men recently released from prison, accompanying them in their journeys as they work to find their place in the...READ MORE

Lynn Duffield

Campus Minister

Lynn Duffield was a special events planner, worked in development, and then served as a campus minister here, at the CSC, from 1998 to 2005. She then worked at another non-profit agency as a full-time psychotherapist and relationship counselor until ...READ MORE

Sean O’Rourke

Campus Minister

Sean grew up just across the Mississippi River in Collinsville, Illinois. After spending some time discerning a direction for his life, Sean decided to pursue theological studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology. He graduated in 2016 with a M.A. in Pastoral Studies.....READ MORE

Phil Hengen


Deacon Phil was born in Hawaii in 1945 and has lived in St. Louis most of his life. He and his wife, Mary, a retired Hospice social worker,, were married in 1967. They have two 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 ... READ MORE<

Cathy Deneault

Pastoral Administrator

Cathy found the Catholic Student Center in 1998 after just moving back from Florida and joined the staff as Pastoral Administrator in August of 2006. Although having three degrees, she considers being a full time mom to her three sons the most memorable . Cathy is in charge of managing the office, coordinating marriage preparation...READ MORE

Linda Domeyer

Director of Advancement

Linda Domeyer has been attending the Catholic Student Center since she was a Washington University freshman – when only 45 students were registered at the CSC. Before joining the CSC as Director of Advancement in 2001 Linda worked in corporate sales, campus ministry and led groups of travelers through all seven continents. Linda oversees annual giving...READ MORE

Patrick Mooney

Assistant Director of Music Ministry

Patrick Mooney has been involved at the CSC since he started as a student at Wash U in August of 1997and is currently the Assistant Music Director and 9 PM Music Director. Patrick started ministry at the CSC as a Liturgical Dancer, and then started singing with the choir in 1999. He also served as an...READ MORE

Jeff Bange

Maintenance Supervisor

Jeff comes to the CSC with 25 years experience as a carpenter and 4 years as part of the US Navy. He has been married to Amy for 24 years (matter of fact, they were married here at the CSC Newman Chapel), and they have two children, Savannah and Dallas. READ MORE

Jana Blair

Advancement Associate

After many years working in a corporate environment, Jana Blair decided it was time to apply her gifts and talents in a new way. She is delighted to join the CSC Development Office, maintaining our database and tracking contributions. She loves the positive energy at the CSC, especially getting to know the students and other community members. Jana has...READ MORE

Carolyn Tochtrop

Finance Manager

Carolyn has been a member of the CSC community for over 10 years. She joined the CSC as a part-time staff member in December 2015 and is responsible for financial reporting and budgets...READ MORE

Susan Quinn

Events & Operations

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 is studying at Boston College and Molly is at Saint Louis University. Susan owned Organization Plus for 7 years which specialized in helping families organize their homes...READ MORE

Sue Dressel

Director of Annual Fund

Sue Dressel is a St. Louis transplant, having grown up in Central Michigan, where she also went to college. She has lived all over the country and even spent 3 ½ years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She brings over 25 years of fundraising, event planning, development and communications experience to the CSC...READ MORE


Campup Minister and Puplicity Chair

Zoe is a native of the St. Louis area, having lived all 8 months of her life here. She came to the Catholic Student Center as a gift from the 2016 Newman Gala. READ MORE

Brennan Strand


Brennan Strand was born and raised in Jefferson City, MO, where she attended Helias Catholic High School. She is the only child of her parents, Leif and Jocelyn Strand. She attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO, where she majored in both Psychology and Theology. While at Rockhurst, Brennan also ... READ MORE

David Willems


David Willems has lived in Missouri most of his life. He grew up in Sikeston, Missouri, home of the throwed rolls. His parents are John and Laura Willems who he admires and loves dearly. David graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio in December 2014 and earned a bachelor degree in Theology/ Catechetics. David has taken a quote by...READ MORE

Christina Barth


Christina is originally from Salem, Oregon in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. There, she grew up with her parents and two little brothers. She is a recent graduate of Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. She studied Music (vocal performance), Theology, and Evangelization & Catechesis. READ MORE

Vincent Truong


Vincent Truong was born and raised in Duarte, CA. He went to Loyola High School in Los Angeles and graduated from Washington University in 2016. He is wonderful person and an overall hoot. (and yes he is writing this bio). Vincent majored in Psychology with a minor in Children’s Studies.READ MORE

Eleanor Clark


Eleanor Clark has lived in St. Louis the majority of her life and can’t seem to leave! She’s traveled to us from a long 15 minute walk down Big Bend, finishing her Special Education degree at Fontbonne University...READ MORE