Ministerial Resident Program

At SJUfaith we promote a dynamic learning community where undergraduates, graduate students, and professional staff are mutually enriched by young adult ministry.

Our Ministerial Resident program offers a generous 2-3 year graduate assistantship to full-time graduate students of the Saint John's School of Theology (SOT) to grow in ministerial experience in a formative and communal way, unique to the Catholic, Benedictine tradition of Saint John's.

"Most importantly I learned how essential it is to build strong and trusting relationships with my current coworkers."  - Maria Siebels, SOT '19 

"Participating in this Ministerial Residency provided me with an opportunity to put my academics into practice alongside undergraduate students, peers,  and experienced ministers.  It has been a valuable space of growth, exposing me to new ideas and possibilities as I develop my gifts for ministry."   - Katharine Montemurri, SOT '22

"Life-changing friendships are made with your fellow Ministerial Residents, and you have opportunities to meet with students who have real questions and aspirations."  - Alex Blechle, SOT '19 

"Having the opportunity to serve in the role of Ministerial Resident for Retreats has been the highlight of my formation at the School of Theology."  - Meghan Stretar, SOT ' 21

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Join us in creating and cultivating inspiring liturgical experiences for undergraduate students.  Walk with them in their journey of Benedictine Spirituality while engaging in a joyful and energetic workplace!  Responsibilities include directing the student choir and creating formative opportunities for liturgical ministers.

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Director of Social Outreach


Be the leader of this dynamic team dedicated to developing and integrating faith, theology, justice and service into life-changing experiences for undergraduates at Saint John's University!  Responsibilities include oversight of our Prison Ministry Corps, monthly service missions, and Prayer & Works series.



Jump in and learn essential skills in fostering leadership and faith development, creating community, and nurturing meaningful relationships rooted in the Benedictine Practices!  All while fostering life-long relationships in Saint John's Campus Ministry!  Responsibilities include leading our First Year Retreat Experience (FYRE) and developing a leadership program for upperclassmen.

Director of Retreats

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Serve both SJU Campus Ministry and the Collegeville Institute staffs to strengthen and develop faith-sharing communities.  This position is particular for undergraduate men to grow in awareness of their individual and communal callings.  Who am I?  What does the community need of me?  Who does God call me to be?  Responsibilities include supporting Johnnie Brothers, co-creating a Benedictine-inspired Bible study, and innovating language of vocation and calling into CSB/SJU culture. 


Below is a timeline for Ministerial Residents hiring process

  • Early March - Application opens for Ministerial Residents.
  • Qualified applicants are those who have been accepted to an SOT Master's program.
  • Interviews occur on a rolling basis to qualified applicants.
  • Offers are made to qualified candidates who have been admitted and have enrolled in the SOT.

Click the links below for job descriptions. APPLY NOW!

MR for Service and Immersions 
MR for Retreats
MR for Liturgy and Sacramental Preparation

For more questions, email Margaret Nuzzolese Conway, Director of Campus Ministry at Saint John's University.