Staff

 
Father Robert Matya Chaplain

Father Robert Matya

Chaplain

Father Steve Mills Assistant Chaplain

Father Steve Mills

Assistant Chaplain

 
Marlene Beyke University Director & Wedding Coordinator

Marlene Beyke

University Director & Wedding Coordinator

Patti Montgomery HR Manager & Controller

Patti Montgomery

HR Manager & Controller

Jude Werner, CFRE Director of Development

Jude Werner, CFRE

Director of Development

Robert Creal Facilities Manager

Robert Creal

Facilities Manager

Dr. John Freeh Director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

Dr. John Freeh

Director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

Dr. Peter Martin, MTS Catholic Social Services Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Peter Martin, MTS

Catholic Social Services Clinical Psychologist

Drew Hines Associate Development Director

Drew Hines

Associate Development Director

Mollie Sundermeier Associate Director of Annual Giving & Marketing

Mollie Sundermeier

Associate Director of Annual Giving & Marketing

Lori Vasa Parish Secretary & Bookkeeper

Lori Vasa

Parish Secretary & Bookkeeper

Keri Timmerman Senior Administrative Assistant for Development

Keri Timmerman

Senior Administrative Assistant for Development

Luke Miller FOCUS Team Director

Luke Miller

FOCUS Team Director

Sister Serena Deters, MS Vocational and Spiritual Direction

Sister Serena Deters, MS

Vocational and Spiritual Direction


Student Board

Chloe Kreikemeier Student Board President

Chloe Kreikemeier

Student Board President

Melissa Thalken Internal Vice President

Melissa Thalken

Internal Vice President

David Cao External Vice President

David Cao

External Vice President

Thomas Hoxmeier Vice-President of Communications

Thomas Hoxmeier

Vice-President of Communications

Gus Mattern Treasurer

Gus Mattern

Treasurer

Becca Sehnert Secretary

Becca Sehnert

Secretary

Eric Karl II Sacristan

Eric Karl II

Sacristan

Isaiah Lamb Sacristan

Isaiah Lamb

Sacristan

Tyler Matson Sacristan

Tyler Matson

Sacristan

Scott Schieuer Sacristan

Scott Schieuer

Sacristan

Ben Hintz Theology on Tap

Ben Hintz

Theology on Tap

Lizzy Isaacson Head Social Chair

Lizzy Isaacson

Head Social Chair

Jared Fuelberth Social Chair

Jared Fuelberth

Social Chair

Kaylee Easter Social Chair

Kaylee Easter

Social Chair

Sklyer VanDenHul Social Chair

Sklyer VanDenHul

Social Chair

Abbey Bessmer International Student Outreach

Abbey Bessmer

International Student Outreach

Emily Paltz International Student Outreach

Emily Paltz

International Student Outreach

Karissa Dicke Pro-Life Chair

Karissa Dicke

Pro-Life Chair

Scotty Sullivan Pro-Life Chair

Scotty Sullivan

Pro-Life Chair

Isaac Wahlmeier Pro-Life Chair

Isaac Wahlmeier

Pro-Life Chair

Marcus Schneider Video/Media

Marcus Schneider

Video/Media

Nick Verdoni Video/Media

Nick Verdoni

Video/Media

Amy Reisen Sons/Daughters of Mary & Legion of Mary

Amy Reisen

Sons/Daughters of Mary & Legion of Mary

Canon Howell Sons/Daughters of Mary & Legion of Mary

Canon Howell

Sons/Daughters of Mary & Legion of Mary

Maddie Koenig Special Liturgies

Maddie Koenig

Special Liturgies

Grace Dickas  Special Liturgies / Assistant Choir Director

Grace Dickas 

Special Liturgies / Assistant Choir Director

Eric Kobza Special Liturgies

Eric Kobza

Special Liturgies

Brad Moss Special Liturgies

Brad Moss

Special Liturgies

Monica Dunn Intramurals

Monica Dunn

Intramurals

Kevin Birdsall Intramurals

Kevin Birdsall

Intramurals

Maureen Winter Volunteer Chair

Maureen Winter

Volunteer Chair

Lucy Long Volunteer Chair

Lucy Long

Volunteer Chair

Nick Witten Involvement / Stewardship Chair

Nick Witten

Involvement / Stewardship Chair

Alexis Brouillette Involvement / Stewardship Chair

Alexis Brouillette

Involvement / Stewardship Chair

Regina Fischer Involvement / Stewardship Chair

Regina Fischer

Involvement / Stewardship Chair

Morgan Hamling Spring Break Mission Trips

Morgan Hamling

Spring Break Mission Trips

Mary Claire Peterson Spring Break Mission Trips

Mary Claire Peterson

Spring Break Mission Trips

Elizabeth Geren Pink Sisters

Elizabeth Geren

Pink Sisters

Elizabeth Foley Ambassador

Elizabeth Foley

Ambassador

John Katzmarek Ambassador

John Katzmarek

Ambassador

Maddie Paulsen Wesleyan Representative

Maddie Paulsen

Wesleyan Representative

Jenny Christensen Choir Director

Jenny Christensen

Choir Director


FOCUS MISSIONARIES

To contact a FOCUS Missionary, click here.


The Newman Center – St. Thomas Aquinas Church

320 N. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

(402) 474-7914

 

 
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Father Robert Matya FATHER ROBERT MATYA: I am the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Lincoln and this is my twentieth year as Pastor and Chaplain of the Newman Center - St. Thomas Aquinas Church at UNL. I was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Lincoln in 1995. I attended UNL and St. Philip Seminary in Toronto, and completed a four-year Theology program at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.