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.

2022-2023 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 9-10, 2022.
  • 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 and Salt & Light retreat leaders will begin weekly planning at a mutually agreeable time in late fall 2022. They will continue meeting second semester during the usual Tuesday night 7:30-9:00 pm time, and will attend Tuesday night prayer during the spring 2023 semester.

2022 Ignatian Leadership Retreat Commitments

For 2022, the Ignatian Leadership retreat is returning to its traditional August date. Ignatian Leadership Retreat leaders commit to:

  • Attend planning meetings before the school year begins, at these times:
    • Friday, August 12: 12:30-4:30 pm
    • Monday, August 15: 12:30-4:30 pm
    • Wednesday, August 17: 12:30-4:30 pm
    • Friday, August 19: 12:30-4:30 pm
  • 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.

Retreat leaders can apply to lead the Ignatian Leadership Retreat, a school-year retreat, or both.

2022-2023 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 9-10, 2022.
  • 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 2022 is:

  • March 3: Retreat leader applications open
  • March 23: Retreat leader applications close
  • March 21-29: Interviews for retreat leader candidates
  • April 4: Retreat leaders notified

If additional retreat leader positions remain available after these dates, the applications will remain open on a rolling basis.

Applications

On March 3, applications will open on this webpage.

 

For any questions or for further information, please contact:

Sara Knutson
Campus Ministry, AMU 236
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-3689