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catholic campus minister

Hello new friends at SIUE!  My name is Julie McCourt and I am so delighted to accept this position as Director of Campus Ministry at SIUE. 

My hometown is Toledo, Ohio where my parents, two younger brothers and their young families still currently live.  I attended The University of Toledo for undergrad where I majored in Religious Studies and was very active in the Newman Center, holding various leadership positions during my four years of study. Following college, I served for a year as the Ministry Assistant at the Newman Center and then moved to Chicago to complete a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago where I served as a Campus Ministry Graduate Intern for two years. In 2009, I accepted a position as a Campus Minister at Saint Louis University where I worked in Residence Hall ministry and worked closely with the immersion program, retreat program and small faith sharing group program. That same year I also married my best friend, Mike and we settled into our lives together in the St. Louis area. We are oh-so-blessed to be raising our sons, Riley (4.5) and Hudson (3.5) and a 10 month old Goldendoodle, Wrigley. 
I love to camp with our littles, crochet like an old Grandma, and pretend to love running. I am also in love with guacamole, good conversations over a cup of coffee and Ignatian Spirituality.  Hummingbirds serve as one of my images of God and continue to remind me to delight in the present moment and live joyfully. 

I cannot express enough how I grateful I feel to enter into the SIUE Newman Catholic Community and I am so excited to more deeply integrate my vocations to marriage, motherhood and ministry. 

Catholic Campus Minister - Julie McCourt
Office Phone: (618) 650-3205 -
Fr. Dan Bergbower     
Catholic Campus Chaplain - Fr. Dan Bergbower Fr. Pastor, St. Mary's, 1802 Madison Ave, Edwardsville, IL 62025 - (618)656-4857 -
    Fr. Allen
Catholic Campus Chaplin - Fr. Al Allen - Pastor, St, Cecilia, 155 N. Main Street, Glen Carbon, IL 62034 - (618)288-3200 -
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