mission and ministry

The Division of Mission and Ministry on retreat at the Creighton University Retreat Center.

Campus Ministry

Through the mission of Creighton - a Catholic, Jesuit University- Campus Ministry serves the faith life of the campus.

Through retreats, prayer, workshops, service, liturgies, inter-faith prayer, Christian Life Communities and more, Campus Ministry exists to assist students in their spirituality and faith growth through both personal and group formation.

Kyle Lierk


ElizaBeth Syphers

Office & Communications Coordinator

Chase Becker

Liturgy Coordinator

Brittany Hall

Retreats Coordinator

Kathy Martin

Marriage Preparation Coordinator

Molly Mattingly

Music Ministry Coordinator

Beth Samson

Faith Formation Coordinator

Riley Dunn

Graduate Assistant

Matt Boland

Graduate Assistant

Ignatian Formation and Ministry for Faculty and Staff

Ignatian Formation and Ministry for Faculty and Staff will offer mission formation, retreats, pastoral/spiritual outreach and provide a place where faculty and staff can find a listening ear and an understanding heart when faced with crisis or challenge.

Susan Naatz

Senior Director

Julie Carlson

Administrative Assistant

The following two areas are part of this department.

Collaborative Ministry

Collaborative Ministry

The Collaborative Ministry Office exists to provide spiritual formation opportunities that strengthen personal and communal growth.  Its activities are consistent with the mission of Creighton University to orient and educate the Creighton faculty and staff about the centrality of the Christian, Jesuit mission of the University that includes Ignatian spirituality.

Collaborative Ministry's Online Ministry serves the faith life of people on campus and around the world.

Andy Alexander


Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality

The Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality promotes, explains and encourages the Ignatian identity of this mission of education. Father Gillick and Father Carlson preach to groups of all sizes and meet individually with those who desire to grow more deeply in their own spiritual lives.

Larry Gillick, S.J.


Greg Carlson, S.J.

 Associate Director

Julie Carlson

 Administrative Assistant

John P. Schlegel, S.J., Center for Service and Justice

The John P. Schlegel Center for Service and Justice (SCSJ) awakens hearts and lives of solidarity to build a more just world. The SCSJ engages students in community service, reflection and action on behalf of justice and sustainability as an integral part of their Jesuit, Catholic university education.

Ken Reed-Bouley


Kelly Tadeo-Orbik

Associate Director

Jeff Peak

Assistant Director

Becca Huju

Program Manager

Alyssa Beasley

Graduate Assistant

Ed Nunez

Graduate Assistant

Retreat Center

The Creighton University Retreat Center is a full-service center built on the Jesuit tradition of spiritual direction based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits.

The center is located 45 miles from Creighton near Griswold, Iowa and is set in 153 wooded acres. It provides an assortment of private, double and group accommodations for more than 100 people.  

Creighton University Retreat Center welcomes Creighton University students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as all others seeking a place of rest or retreat, including members of religious communities, parishes, school groups, organizations and private individuals.

Amy Hoover


Terri Lou Duggan

 Administrative Assistant

Tim Schmid

 Maintenance Engineer II

Donna Casey

 Kitchen Manager

Geraldine Curtis


Cheryl Towne


Greg Casey

 Kitchen Staff

Kay Lary

 Housekeeping and Kitchen

Tracy Marshall

 Kitchen Staff