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Peer Ministry and Small Faith Sharing

Our Faith Community

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Matthew 18:20

Peer Ministry

Modeling the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the Marian University Peer Ministers will serve the Marian University community being present. Peer Ministers will meet the Marian University community where they are at and accompany others as they seek God.

  1. Have “office hours” during the week at a public place on campus
  2. Attend Marian University events
  3. Recruit and manage one small faith-sharing group that meets once/twice a month.
  4. Available to listen

Meet Our Peer Ministers

Peer Minister ACAdam Chittle
I am a junior Business Analytics and Management double major. As a peer minister, I hope to be able to connect with my fellow students on a deeper level. I also hope to have meaningful, productive, and faith-filled conversations. A fun fact about me is that I am the oldest of nine children. 

Peer Minister MDMichelle Dickert
Hello! My name is Michelle Dickert and I am a Junior Social Work major with minors in Pastoral Leadership and Biology. This is my first year as a peer minister and to say I’m excited is an understatement. With this position, I hope to interact with more of my peers around campus (especially all the lovely people I haven’t gotten a chance to meet yet), grow in community and fellowship together, and have a fun time getting to build connections. I would say that my faith is the most important thing in my life and is the reason I am leading the life I have right now. I would love the chance to talk about anything with you all – whether that be being Catholic, what’s made you smile today, different involvements, your passions, or mine (yes, you will quickly find out that I love ultimate frisbee), etc. With being a peer minister, my hope is to serve and be a support to each of you in the ways you need it the most! Lastly, a fun fact about me that I always say is that I have a twin sister and no we are not identical.

Peer mentor GHGrace Halfmann
I am a sophomore social work and global studies double major with a minor in pastoral leadership, peace and justice studies, and political science. I hope to walk with people and journey with them as they discover and navigate college life and their relationship with the Lord. I may not know all the answers, but no one has to live life alone and I want to be there with you. I grew up in a big Catholic family. After my confirmation, I took my faith as my own. I enjoy frequenting the sacraments and spending time in prayer, particularly with music. A fun fact about me is that I have gone ziplining upside down and backward. It is the superior way of ziplining!

Peer Minister JIJohn Ivancsics
I am Johnny Ivancsics. I am a Sophomore Philosophy Major. I am hoping to improve the skills that are necessary to be a good peer minister, which will help me work towards my vocation of serving the Church. I was born and raised Roman Catholic and I am particularly active with altar serving. A fun fact about myself is that my favorite season is Winter.

Peer Minister EM HeadshotEmma Morgan
Hello friends! I'm a sophomore Pastoral Leadership major with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies from Indianapolis. I love all things dance, Disney, chanting, and learning new hobbies! In being a peer minister, I hope to be able to meet people from all walks of life on campus and accompany them in their journey of faith. I want to learn what gets people excited and passionate about what they do and help them see God's presence in those things. In my faith and prayer life, I love diving into the liturgy, the Divine Office, and all types of music from chant to praise and worship. A fun fact about me is I love cows! 

Peer Minister MRMegan Roell
I am a sophomore earning a major in Elementary Education and minors in Pastoral Leadership and History. As a Peer Minister, I hope to learn more about Marian students' beliefs and walk with others in their journey with God. I want to promote a welcoming environment in which students feel encouraged to talk and practice their faith in the community. I'd love to chat over coffee, study the Bible, pray, or go on a walk with you and listen to your story and faith journey, whatever it may be! I find immense comfort and trust in God, which keeps my head above water. I have always been surrounded by a strong faith community that has pushed me to always see Christ in others, as well as myself. Fun fact: from grades 2 to 6, I was in a band with my best friends called "The M's." Unfortunately, the band fell apart when we ran out of songs about summertime to write. 

"Whenever we encounter another person in love, we learn something new about God."

Pope Francis

Small Faith-Sharing Groups

Small Groups are student led opportunities to connect with peers, to share faith, discuss relevant issues, support one another, and build an intentional community. Some themes include scripture, prayer, fellowship, women of faith, men of faith, and pop culture.

Small group leaders meet Marian University students wherever they are in their journey of faith. Participants develop a deeper relationship with Jesus, as they grow personally and learn they are not alone as they face struggles and celebrate success.

To sign up fill out this form or talk to Kenneth Fallon.

"You will learn so much about yourself, your peers, and your relationship with God"

Abby Lemming, Peer Minister '24

Other Opportunities for Evangelization and Community

Chaplain's Corner


Join in community with our own campus chaplain, Fr. Barry Fischer, every Tuesday and Thursday. Whether you just want to talk to him or you need a confession between classes, Fr. Barry opens his arms to meeting all of the students on this campus.

Chaplain's Corner happens Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 in Alumni Hall and Thursdays from 10-12 in the Evans Center.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The FCA vision is to see the world impacted from Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes, by presenting the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.


Fiat is the vocational discernment group. This group focuses on women's discernment in order to say yes to the work of the Lord, as Mary did. Fiat is welcome to any women on campus looking to discern their vocational calling. The group has events throughout the school year to help with the discernment process.

For more information contact Carrie White

Mom on the Lawn

Mom on the LawnIn partnership with Fiat comes another opportunity for community time through Mom on the Lawn. Every Monday from 10-12 this group comes together to enjoy snacks and community time. They can be found on the lawn or in Alumni, weather dependent. Any student is welcome to stop by.

For more information email Colette Cline or Alyssa Becker.

Mother Teresa Mission House

Mother Teresa Mission House LogoThis is a women's intentional Christian living community located on the second floor of Clare Hall. Through ministry based activities the group takes on Mother Teresa's mission in order to "find their own Calcutta" on campus. The community uses ministry, including monthly events and meetings, to build a living community in Christ, along with minister to the students of campus.

If you are interested in "finding your own Calcutta" reach out to

For more information and to see what they are up to follow the community on Instagram @mother_teresa_mission

If you want to join in on any of the opportunities to join in the community among your peers on campus come out to the many University Ministry events throughout the year!

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