Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry supports the spiritual lives of all members of the Benedictine University community.

Campus Ministry dedicates itself to pastoral care, faith formation, and furthering the common good through practice of the Benedictine hallmarks for all members of the Benedictine University community. Campus Ministry provides a lived pastoral dimension to the University that is holistic for all community members – built on relationships rooted in the care of the whole person including faith formation, spiritual reflection, moral and ethical development, service and social justice, vocation and dedication to spiritual life and faith practice reflective of the Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity of the University. Liturgical celebrations, pastoral care, service opportunities and interfaith dialogue, are some of many ways Campus Ministry lives out its mission. Rooted in the Benedictine spiritual tradition, we strive to show our students the value of a life lived in balance.

Campus Ministry cares for all in our community. Rooted in the Benedictine spiritual tradition, we strive to show our students the value of a life lived in balance.

The campus ministry departments at Benedictine University focus on each individual student, guiding them in their faith formation during their time at the school through ministry activities. Campus Ministry enriches the faith life of campus as a whole, rooted in the Catholic and Benedictine tradition.

Meet our Ministry Staff

Whether you enjoy serving those in need, would like to use your musical talents in worship, or are seeking to learn more about your faith or others, our doors are always open!

Carrie Ankeny

Carrie Ankeny, M.A.

Director of Campus Ministry, Lisle

Carrie has served in Catholic college ministry for over a decade and holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Theology and a certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Villanova university. She is a certified Catholic Campus Minister through the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA). Carrie works to cultivate Campus Ministry as a celebration of our Catholic, Benedictine, and intentionally interfaith identity while fostering a meeting place of faith, justice, and culture in our everyday lives. Carrie organizes all of BenU Campus Ministry’s service and social justice opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally and works with the Movement of Students Achieving Interfaith Collaboration (M.O.S.A.I.C.) on campus.

Fr Alex Juguilon, OSC

Fr. Alex Juguilon, OSC

Chaplain, Mesa Campus

Fr. Alex is a member of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers, and was ordained a priest in 2018. He was born in Manila, Philippines, and raised in North Royalton, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland where he was a member of St. Albert the Great Church in North Royalton. While a parishioner there, he founded a monthly men’s prayer group, was an adult male server at daily Mass and volunteered with RCIA. He has also been active in the Totus Tuus International Eucharistic, Consecration, Scapular and Rosary Novena Crusade, made in response to Pope John Paul II’s appeals. Prior to joining the Crosiers, Fr. Alex worked as a doctor of sleep medicine in the Northeast Ohio. In addition to his duties as Chaplain, Fr. Alex teaches on the Theology faculty, serves as Vocations Director for the Crosiers, and assists locally at St. Gregory’s Parish in Phoenix.

Peter Huff, PhD

Peter Huff, Ph.D.

Chief Mission Officer
Director, Hebel Center for Benedictine Values

Dr. Peter Huff is Chief Mission Officer, Professor of Theology, and Director of the Sister Judith Heble Center for Benedictine Values at Benedictine University. He teaches courses in U.S. religious history and world religions. Dr. Huff studied at Mercer University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Indiana University and received the PhD in historical theology from Saint Louis University. Before coming to Benedictine, he held tenured faculty positions at Saint Anselm College and Centenary College of Louisiana and an endowed chair in Ethics/Religion and Society at Xavier University. 


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