Donelle Poling has served as a Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Catholic Church for over 20 years. She has dedicated her ministry to working with 7th -12th grade and college age young adults inviting them to discipleship and a life of living out Gospel values in our world through prayer, service, learning and justice. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Psychology from the College of St. Benedict and a Masters of Arts in Theology and Pastoral Ministry from St. John’s University. Most recently, she graduated from the first cohort of the Living School of Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. She resides in Richfield, MN with her husband and two children.
Kelley Deshler is the Associate Director of Ministerial Formation at Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. She also serves as the Associate Director of Youth in Theology and Ministry, a high school theology institute hosted at St. John's University. Before moving to St. Joseph, MN, she worked for nearly a decade in youth ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. She holds a bachelor's degree in Theology and Family Studies from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Divinity from St. John's University.