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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, Campus Ministry

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.

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Carol AllenCarol Allen, M.A.

Assistant Director

Carol earned a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Religious Studies from Missouri State University. Her ministerial experience includes music ministry and working with children and young adults from preschool through college.

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Ellen Coman, Director, St. Benedict Chapel ChoirEllen Coman, M.M.

Director, St. Benedict Chapel Choir

Ellen attended the University of Notre Dame for her Masters in Music in Organ Performance and St. Olaf College for her Bachelors in Church Music. She is currently the Director of Sacred Music at St. Irene Catholic Church in Warrenville. Ellen is a published composer/arranger of sacred music and in addition to keyboard instruments, she also plays the folk harp and ukulele. Creating beautiful music together with others for the glory and praise of God is her deep passion. Ellen also works as a fitness instructor for seniors at Monarch Landing in Naperville. Along with her husband, Dan, Ellen enjoys biking, traveling, and walking in nature. Together they have four young adult children.

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