Retreat Leaders

Campus Ministry retreat leaders choose to take an active role in sharing their faith as they build a faith community on Marquette’s campus. Building on a foundation of servant leadership, retreat leaders work with a student director and campus ministry staff member to create an open and welcoming space so their peers might have an experience of God.

Retreat leaders come from different faith traditions and leadership backgrounds, and all are at different points in their faith journeys. There is no one “type” of retreat leader. Anyone who has attended a Campus Ministry retreat and feels called to accompany others along their faith journey is welcome to apply.

Retreat leaders regularly say that leading a retreat helped them grow in faith, meet new friends, increase their understanding of servant leadership, and experience the satisfaction of working for the sake of others and seeing that work to completion. Student directors talk about the challenge and fun of leading their peers in bringing a retreat from idea to reality, and of helping to guide the retreat program as a whole. If those kinds of experiences appeal to you, then serving as a retreat leader or student director will likely be a great fit.

2021-2022 Retreat Leader Commitments

Retreat Leaders commit to:

  • Attend a prayer for the retreat leader community Tuesdays 7:00 to 7:30 of the semester of the retreat.
  • Attend planning meetings Tuesday evenings 7:30 to 9:00 in the 8 weeks preceding their retreat.
  • Grow in spirituality and relationship with God; this takes time and commitment.
  • Attend the Campus Ministry Leadership Retreat on September 10-11, 2021.
  • Support all Campus Ministry retreats.
  • Follow all expectations and policies for Campus Ministry and the retreat program as listed on the retreats policy page.

Note: Camina Conmigo retreat leaders will begin weekly planning at a mutually agreeable time in April 2021. They will continue meeting in the fall during the usual Tuesday night 7:30-9:00 pm time, and will attend Tuesday night prayer during the fall 2021 semester.

Ignatian Leadership Retreat Note: This year’s Ignatian Leadership retreat is moving to September and will be called the Connect First Year Leadership Retreat. Retreat leaders on this team will begin meeting before the school year begins, at these times:

  • Tuesday, August 24: 12:30-4:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 26, 12:30-4:30 pm

They will continue meeting once the school year begins during the usual Tuesday night 7:30-9:00 pm time, and will attend Tuesday night prayer during the fall 2021 semester.

2021-2022 Student Director Commitments

Student Directors commit to:

  • Attend a prayer for the retreat leader community Tuesdays 7:00 to 7:30 each week of the semester of their retreat.
  • Attend planning meetings Tuesday evenings 7:30 to 9:00 in the 8 weeks preceding their retreat.
  • Attend a monthly retreat council meeting.
  • Meet weekly with retreat staff member during the 8 weeks preceding retreat to plan team formation and meetings.
  • Facilitate retreat team meetings, organize communication with retreat team, and assist in retreat team formation.
  • Grow in spirituality and relationship with God; this takes time and commitment.
  • Attend Campus Ministry Leadership Retreat on September 10-11, 2021.
  • Support all Campus Ministry retreats.
  • Follow all expectations and policies for Campus Ministry and the retreat program as listed on the retreats policy page.

Retreat Program Timeline

The timeline for Retreat Leader selection in 2021 is:

  • April 6: Retreat leader applications open via Campus Ministry website
  • April 20: Retreat leader applications close
  • April 12-27: Interviews for retreat leader candidates
  • May 6: Retreat leaders notified

Applications

Retreat leader applications are now open.