Daniel White, SJ -- Pastor
Fr. White, a native of Wisconsin, previously helped to care for the novices of the Missouri and New Orleans Provinces of the Society of Jesus and served as the Missouri Province’s Assistant for Pastoral Ministries, a position he continues to hold. He was an associate pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Kansas City and was pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Belize City, Belize, Central America. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Louis University.
Jim Costello, SJ -- Associate Pastor
Fr. Jim was born and raised in St. Matthew’s parish in North St. Louis. He has ministered in Belize; Sedalia and Trinidad in Colorado; and Kansas City. He enjoys walking and reading. Jim has one brother Tom, who lives with his wife Camille, in South County.
Joseph Milner -- Director of Liturgy, Adult Formation and Marriage Ministry
Joe is a native of St. Louis and has been on the staff of College Church since 1989. He coordinates liturgical ministries, leads the Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process, coordinates other adult formation activities, and serves as a spiritual director. Joe lives with his wife, Mary, and two sons in Ferguson.
Ruth Cochran -- Facilities Coordinator
Ruth schedules Masses, sacraments, rehearsals, concerts, meetings, and Saint Louis University events being held at College Church. In addition, she oversees the maintenance of the facilities. Ruth has been on staff since the summer of 1994 and has been a parishioner here since 1991. She feels truly blessed to be a part of this parish community. “There is none to compare.”
Mary Beth Erickson -- Parish Center Administrator
Mary Beth is a native of St. Louis. She joined the College Church staff in November 2005. Formerly she worked at Saint Louis University in Campus Ministry, and for the Vice President for Mission and Ministry. During that time she served on the Women’s Commission (President 2004, Staff Woman of the Year in 2001.) Previously Mary Beth was a member of the Archdiocesan Committee on Women in the Church for the Human Rights Office which she co-chaired for 2 years. Mary Beth is a mother of two grown daughters, and a proud grandma.
Richard DeBona -- Director of Social Ministry
Richard is our new Director of Parish Social Ministry. He’s very much looking forward to supporting the efforts of the parish Staff, the Social Ministry Commission, Christine - the Outreach Coordinator, and all the parish volunteers on coordinating the parish’s works of charity, justice, and peacemaking. Before moving to St. Louis, Richard was doing similar work at parishes in Maryland; and prior to that, he was a College Campus Minister and a High School Religion Teacher. The most formative time of his faith journey occurred while working on his Master’s in Theology from the Maryknoll School of Theology in New York. He has lived on both coasts, and he’s very much enjoying his transition to St. Louis! Stop by his office in the Lower Level of the Parish Center for a juggling lesson or to check out a book from his mini-library.
Angie Doerr -- Director of Religious Education and Family Life
Angie coordinates the programs and activities associated with the religious formation of the children and youth of the parish — the nursery, Liturgy of the Word with Children, the Religious Education Program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Youth Group. She holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies degree from Aquinas Institute of Theology. Angie and her husband, Dale and their three daughters feel blessed to be part of the vibrant College Church community.
Daven Anderson -- Business Manager
Daven is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, serving almost 8 years in nuclear submarines. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and numerous accounting courses from both the U of C and LSU. Although only coming to St. Louis in 2006, Dave serves on many St. Louis Boards and Advisory Boards; among them The Sheldon, the Mercantile Library, Les Amis, the College of Fine Art and Communications at UMSL and three STL250 committees. He and his wife of 45 years, Kathie, are secular Franciscans. Daven is also a full time artist with a studio in his home in the Lafayette Square neighborhood and a gallery, Ober Anderson Gallery, in Clayton.
Sue Martin -- Director of Music
Sue first came to College Church in 1988 as pianist for all the parish Sunday liturgies and as accompanist for the choir. Additionally, she now serves as Director of Music Ministry for the parish. Sue is also a member of the Webster University piano faculty. She and her husband, Jim, were married at College Church and they have two daughters, Anne and Tess.
Ray Sherrock -- Choir Director
Ray became the director of the choir in 2008. He and his wife, Sue Owens, have sung in the choir for a number of years.
Ray was raised in New Mexico before heading to Alaska to serve as a Jesuit Volunteer. He spent several years singing professionally with the a cappella octet, Pieces of 8. He then worked as the education program manager for the Saint Louis Symphony before becoming director of choral music at DeSmet Jesuit High School.
Lynda Palazzolo -- Liturgy Coordinator
telephone: 977- 7305
Lynda is a native of St. Louis and became the Liturgy Coordinator in August 2008. She still works at the Catholic Health Association after 40 years but is now down to 4 days a week in order to perform her duties at College Church. Lynda is one of 10 siblings and lives in St. Ann. She feels fortunate to be part of the College Church community.
Christine Dragonette -- Outreach Services Coordinator, Social Ministry
telephone: 977- 7311
Christine oversees and manages the majority of the service programs in Social Ministry. She recently completed a year of service with the Vincentian Mission Corps in St. Louis serving at Peter and Paul Community Services. Christine is from North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill for her bachelor's degree. She is currently a graduate student at SLU working toward a Masters in Social Work.