Deacon of Worship
Kelsey Fitting ’13
Psychology and Religion double major
Kelsey assists in the planning and celebration of the university's worship life. Kelsey serves as the worship assistant each Sunday in chapel, and also plans Tuesday Night Watch, a meeting in which students relate their faith to global issues, politics and current events.
Kelsey serves as the President of Pre-Ministry and the assistant handbell director. Kelsey is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, which is a professional music fraternity for women. Kelsey plays in Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Stadium Band. She is also an active member of Lutheran Student movement. In herspare time she enjoys taking walks down to the river and hanging out and watching movies. Kelsey cannot say what her favorite memory of SU has been so far, but each year she looks forward to the Candlelight service and the Fair Trade Festival.
Deacon of Service
Janelle Geist ’14
As Deacon of Service, Janelle's main duty is planning and executing large service events throughout the year, such as the CROP Hunger Walk in September, Fair Trade Festival in December, and 30-Hour Famine and Lutheran Youth Day in the Spring. In this position she also assists the other deacons in their duties as needed.
Janelle loves being involved in religious life and community service groups on campus. She is a member of Lutheran Student Movement, Tuesday Night Watch, and also rings in the handbell choir. Janelle is a part of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, and a member of the community serve organization called Circle K. She is a member of the Chemistry club as well. When she has free time, she loves to play sports and read.
Deacon of Spiritual Nurture
Kathleen Nelson ’14
New Hartford, CT
Katherine's main job as Deacon of Spiritual Nurture is to plan Christian fellowship retreats for the Religious Life Council on campus, but she also has developed the Lenten Devotional and assists with other events happening within the Chaplain's Office.
Kathleen is involved with many organizations on campus. She is a member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, SU Swings, Alpha Phi Omega, and the Symphonic Band. Currently she works at the IT Help Desk, but her career goals incldue attending medical school and becoming a medical missionary
Student Assistant to the Chaplain
Lorrie Murdock ’13
Music Education major
Lorrie serves as the Student Assistant to the Chaplain. Her duties include publishing the Religious Life Newsletter every semester, recruiting new students interested in Religious Life, and helping plan service-learning trips to Central America through the SU CASA program. In addition, she assists the deacons with events such as the Fair Trade Festival.
Lorrie is involved with many of the religious life groups on campus such as Lutheran Student Movement, as well as the music groups, such as band, chorale, and orchestra. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women, as well as the Equestrian team. Lorrie enjoys hanging out with her friends through the various organizations she is a part of. Some of the best memories she has are from concerts, rehearsals, horse shows, and service events, specifically the Fair Trade Festival every year.
Student Assistant for Chapel Music
Arlo Ehly ’14
Music Education major ith a concentration in Organ
Arlo serves as the Student Assistant for Chapel Music. His duties include accompanying the Chapel Choir and providing service music for Sunday services. In addition to playing, Arlo, working alongside Professor Krieger and Chaplain Radecke, assists in planning and coordinating much of the service music.
Arlo is a music education major with a concentration in organ. He also studies piano as a secondary instrument. He is a member of the Handbell Choir, Chorale, CMENC, Colleges Against Cancer, and German Club. He also serves as a rehearsal accompanist and pit member for the fall musicals. When not performing, practicing, or attempting to catch some shut eye, Arlo enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and catching up on current events.