Shown at the regional FTE retreat are future Winona Campus peer ministers Alice Bettag, Jessica Bauer, and Vianney Nguyen, with Lasallian Volunteer Rachel Waletzko ’16 (second from right).

The Office of Campus Ministry has received a $10,000 mentoring grant from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) to create a new peer ministry program, and three Saint Mary’s students who will serve as peer ministers in the 2017-18 academic year attended a regional discernment retreat, sponsored by FTE. The FTE grant is one of three recently received by the Office of Student Life and the Office of Campus Ministry.

The FTE grant will support seven peer ministers and additional spiritual and retreat programming for the next academic year, as well as provide an increased ministry presence on the Winona Campus. Student peer ministers will participate in leadership and formation opportunities while also discerning a call to volunteer or to serve in professional ministry. They will help with both new and existing Campus Ministry programming, personal invitations across campus, and increasing opportunities for engagement in faith and leadership.