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 sense 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.

2019-2020 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 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 Campus Ministry Leadership Retreat on September 6-8, 2019.
  • Support all Campus Ministry retreats.
  • Follow all expectations and policies for Campus Ministry and the retreat program as listed on the retreats policy page.

 

2019 Ignatian Leadership Retreat (ILR) Leader Commitments

ILR Leaders commit to:

  • Living locally by August 8, 2019.
  • Attend all meetings prior to the retreat. Meeting dates/times will be:
    • Friday, August 9, 1-5 pm
    • Monday, August 12, 1-5 pm
    • Wednesday, August 14, 1-5 pm
    • Friday, August 16, 1-5 pm
  • Be available for the retreat itself on Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, August 21.
  • Grow in spirituality and relationship with God; this takes time and commitment.
  • 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: You may apply for ILR, for a school-year retreat, or for both. The application is the same for all retreats, but please make your preference clear in your answers.

2019-2020 Student Director Commitments

Student Directors commit to:

  • Attend a prayer for the retreat leader community Tuesdays 7:00 to 7:30 each week for the full academic year.
  • Attend meetings Tuesday evenings 7:30 to 9:00 in the 8 weeks preceding their retreat.
  • Attend a monthly student director 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 6-8, 2019.
  • 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 2019 is:

  • April 2: Retreat leader applications open via Campus Ministry website
  • April 17: Retreat leader applications close
  • April 15-26: Interviews for retreat leader candidates
  • May 1: Retreat leaders notified

Applications

Applications are now closed.

For any questions or for further information, contact Sara Knutson, Director of the retreat program.