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Dr. Jeffrey Kaster
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Jeff has been involved in youth ministry since 1978 when he was hired for his first parish youth ministry position. Since then, he has served in a number of roles, including Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Jeff has been an adjunct professor of Theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University since 1990. In 2000, Jeff became the Director of the Youth in Theology and Ministry program. Jeff has dedicated his career to discovering and developing successful strategies in fostering adolescent Christian discipleship.

Donelle Poling 
Associate Director
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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.

Callie Huus

Student Worker
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My name is Callie Huus and I am currently a sophomore here at CSBSJU with a double major in Theology and Political science and a minor in Hispanic Studies. I am excited to be working as the YTM student worker because of the impact that YTM has had on my life. Because of YTM, I am here studying Theology and could not be happier. YTM was where I discovered my deep love for questions and learning about something bigger than myself. Working for YTM has given me in an inside perspective into the work and love that goes into this program. It has been inspiring to be working in the School of Theology where there is a beautiful spiritual presence around. This is truly a sacred place and I cannot wait for the future of YTM.