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:

2019 Ignatian Leadership Retreat (ILR) Leader Commitments

ILR Leaders commit to:

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:

Retreat Program Timeline

The timeline for Retreat Leader selection in 2019 is:

Date Event
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 are now closed.

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


Campus Ministry

The office of Campus Ministry is located in room 236 of the Alumni Memorial Union. A dedicated staff is available throughout the day to provide you with a wealth of information. If you are searching for a worship space, they can help you find a suitable space on or off campus. They can also inform you of the many service opportunities we offer. Read More ...