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310 15th Ave. SE

Aberdeen, SD 57401

(605) 229-1011


Meet the Team

Father Jordan Samson
Father Jordan SamsonDirector
(605) 229-1011
Fr. Jordan Samson arrived at St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center as Chaplain in July of 2017. Originally from Eden, SD he enjoys spending time with family, reading, and being a priest! Feel free to contact him or stop by the Newman Center!
Megan Schulz
Megan SchulzCampus Minister
Megan is an Aberdeen native who graduated from Central High School. She is also a proud alumna of South Dakota State University in Brookings. Megan has since returned to the homeland. Barista by morning and campus minister by afternoon. Feel free to contact her!
Marissa DeWispelare
Marissa DeWispelareFOCUS Team Missionary
(402) 350-5574
Marissa is a Varsity Catholic missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Newman Center. Marissa is from David City, Nebraska and is a graduate of Doane University in Crete, NE. Her degree is in Mathematics with an emphasis in Secondary Education, and her favorite math subjects to teach were middle school math and algebra. Marissa ran cross country and track in college, so she especially enjoys working with athletes. The steeplechase is her favorite running event. She continues to run and loves watching and participating in other sports, as well. She enjoys spending time with people, listening to music, and enjoying nature in her free time. If you’re interested in attending a Bible study or meeting with Marissa about your spiritual journey, send her a text or an email!
Rachel Hall
Rachel HallFOCUS Missionary
(952) 222-0285
Rachel is a Varsity Catholic Missionary serving with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) here at Northern State University. Rachel grew up in Mendota Heights, Minnesota. She graduated December 2017 with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University (St. Kate’s) in St. Paul, MN. Rachel ran cross country and track at St. Kate’s (800m is her favorite race!) and can be frequently spotted running around Aberdeen. Besides running, Rachel loves meeting new people, roasting vegetables (especially carrots), baking desserts, sports, the color blue, and hanging out with friends at coffee shops. Fun fact: she can wiggle her ears simultaneously. Rachel is excited to be present at St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center and Church; if you would like to attend a bible study or meet up with Rachel, feel free to contact her!
Joe DeLellis
Joe DeLellisFOCUS Missionary
(248) 697-1196
Joe is a missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Newman Center. Joe went to Eastern Michigan University where he Boxed for two years. Joe loves watching sports and doing anything athletic outside. He is always ready to talk or go out and have fun. Give him a call our come find him at the Newman Center.
Andrew Tomschee
Andrew TomscheeFOCUS Missionary
(507) 402-2963
Andrew is entering his tenth year as a FOCUS missionary. He is originally from Minnesota and enjoys hunting, playing baseball, and being active. He just moved to Aberdeen with his wife, Christi and two boys.

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