Catholic Student Center Staff

Campus Ministers | Administrators | Interns

Fr. Gary Braun


Phone: 314.935.9191 x 213

Father Gary Braun has been a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis for over 30 years. After serving in four different parishes throughout the Archdiocese, he was invited by Archbishop May to be Director of the Newman Center at Wash U... READ MORE

Phil Hengen


Phone: 314.304.6732

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. 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

Sarah Allison

Executive Assistant

Phone: 314.935.9191 x 201

Sarah joins the CSC with 15 years experience as an Executive Assistant. She is in charge of managing the office, coordinating marriage preparation, weddings, baptisms, and sacramental preparation of school age children of the community.

Troy Woytek

Director of Ministry

Phone: 314.935.9191 x 222

Troy Woytek 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. ...READ MORE

Sean O’Rourke

Campus Minister

Phone: 314.935.9191 x 204

Sean grew up just across the Mississippi River in Collinsville, Illinois. He graduated in 2016 with a M.A. in Pastoral Studies.....READ MORE

Kristy Chan

Campus Minister

Phone: 314.935.9191 x 260

Kristy works as the Associate Director of Campus Ministry/Director of Formation & Leadership. She is originally from Belize. Her academic background includes an M.S. in counselling psychology from the University of the West Indies, and an M.R.E. from Loyola University New Orleans.

Jim Dryden

Campus Minister

A former radio news reporter and producer, Jim has worked in the Public Affairs Office at the Wash U School of Medicine since 1992. He’s been a member of the RCIA team at the CSC since 2007. Jim is in his fourth year of formation for the permanent diaconate in the archdiocese of St. Louis. In addition to RCIA, Jim helps coordinate liturgy and the CSC Young Catholic Scholars.

Jill Carnaghi

Director of Operations

Phone: 314.935.9191 x 261

Jill spent the last four years as an assistant vice president at Saint Louis University and "retired" from student development work at the end of June. Prior to that, she was associate vice chancellor for students and dean of campus life at Washington U from 1997-2014.

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. After years of working in corporate America, she welcomes the change of pace and truly appreciates the loving and open atmosphere at the CSC.

Jana Blair

Advancement Associate

Phone: 314.935.9191 x 224

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... READ

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

Rebecka Wyrde

Administrative Associate

Phone: 314.935.9191 x 270

Rebecka is a St. Louis native with an arts background. She graduated in 2017 from Fontbonne University with a M.S. in Nonprofit Business Management, and has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Rebecka also volunteers as a docent for the Laumeier Sculpture Park and knows some the best kept secrets of St. Louis

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

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The Catholic Student Center at Washington University is a house of Catholic formation and a community of hospitality to students of all faiths. The Catholic Student Center strives - through education, service, and a worshipping community that seeks to know and become Christ - to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually according to the wisdom of the Catholic Church, so that they become active participants in parish life and moral and spiritual leaders in Church and society for the 21st century.