Staff 2016-11-29T12:53:01+00:00

Professional Staff

Steven Drapalik

Director of Catholic Campus Ministry

This is Steve’s first year here on staff at StoutCatholic. He brings with him over five years of campus ministry leadership experience and is excited to share what he has learned. Steve most recently graduated with a M.A. in Systematic Theology from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, where he also worked as a Director of Faith Formation & Retreats. His previous achievements include earning a B.S. in Business Management from Illinois State University, after which he served as a FOCUS Missionary for three years at campuses in both Illinois and Florida. He loves reading, trivia, crosswords, web development, the Chicago Bears, and most of all, the Catholic Church. He has a special interest in evangelization, discipleship, and millennial outreach and is eager to help develop StoutCatholic into the most dynamic campus ministry program in the country.

Fr. James Kurzynski

Chaplain of Catholic Campus Ministry

Fr. James Kurzynski comes from the small, rural town of Amherst, Wisconsin.  After graduation from Amherst High School in 1992, Fr. James attended the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where he studied Applied Music, focusing on voice, saxophone, and composition.  After completing his degree, Fr. James worked as a Graduate Assistant Hall Director at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  After a year at UNK, Fr. James felt a need to discern his priestly vocation, left Nebraska, and entered Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois.  Fr. James was ordained a priest in 2003 and has served as a Pastor, High School Chaplain, and University Chaplain during his priesthood.  Fr. James is excited to embrace the challenge of being the Pastor of a thriving parish and the Chaplain of a strong Catholic Campus Ministry.  Please pray for the Fr. James and the success of StoutCatholic.

Student Leadership Team

Blake Gerrits

Emily Abe

Anne Marie Derosier

Becca Sheahan

Becky Loebach

Megan Klatt

Mitch Johnson

Morgan Entinger

Tommy Palof