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

Campus Ministry Director

Beth Samson

Faith Formation

Brittany Hall


Molly Mattingly

Music Ministry

Kathy Martin

Marriage Preparation

Erica Reist

Graduate Assistant

ElizaBeth Syphers

Administrative Assistant

Chase Becker

Liturgy Coordinator

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


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

Victoria Acosta

Graduate Assistant

Anna Ferguson

 Graduate Assistant

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

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