Bob Marben ~ Deacon
Deacon Bob Marben, along with his wife Karen, has been actively involved with St. Teresa of Avila for sixteen years. Together they have six children and three grandchildren. Bob was ordained on June, 4, 2011 and was assigned to St. T's along with pastoral work with the Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adults. While completing his Masters in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, he enjoyed his studies in Italy, along with his studies in Greece and Turkey which took him on the footsteps of St. Paul. Bob is not shy about his love of Scripture and how Christ is alive in our lives today...his mantra is, "What do you want me to do for you?" (Mk10:51) So just ask him!
Kathy Condon ~Office Manager
Kathy was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She moved to Valparaiso with her family in November of 1972. Kathy is the proud mother of 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Kathy has been a member of St. T's since April of 1994 and has been working at St.T's since January of 2001.
Christine Harsh ~ Secretary Christine has been a member of St. Teresa's since April of 2001 and employed as secretary since June of 2007. She was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington and moved to Valparaiso in 1998. Christine is a fan of college basketball and admits that it's hard to choose which team to cheer for...IU or Purdue!! She enjoys walking her dog Maci, working in her yard as well as watching "reality" TV!
John DeWyze ~ Campus Minister
John is originally from Arlington Heights, a northwest suburb of Chicago. As a result he is a Cubs fan!! Yes, another Cubs fan in the office! John did his undergraduate work at Iowa State and graduated with a degree in Religious Studies. He recently received his Masters in Theology from the University of Dayton. So, if you are ever looking for someone to play a game, watch the Cubs, pray, ask questions about the meaning of life, or learn more about God...John's your man!
This year at St. Teresa’s we are beginning a new peer ministry program. Four students will live in the green house and work an average of 15 hours per week in four areas: Faith Formation, Community Life, Outreach and Marketing, and Service and Justice. We are so excited about this new ministry and era at St. Teresa’s. Now, meet our peer ministers!
Hi! [insert handshake or hug here] :)
My name is Lauren. My family’s hometown is Downers Grove, Illinois. However, I am the 4th Massura kid (there are 6 of us siblings) to have made dear old Valpo a second home. I am a scrubs-wearing, piano-playing, song-singing, pun-loving, adventure-seeking woman! My recent summer adventures include touring Germany with the VU Chorale and working as a YMCA-overnight-camp nurse. I am very excited for the opportunity to live and serve among all of you this year. I pray that you find in St. Teresa’s a faith community that is both your home and a venue through which you are challenged to grow.
Greetings! I am Lydia Hawkins. I am a junior Psychology/Theology major with a social work minor and I hail from Tipton, Indiana where the agricultural background has only increased my love for Mother Nature. I am the oldest child of three and I enjoy learning, conversing, art, and being outside. Although I wasn’t able to spend another summer growing a garden or volunteering at a local organic farm, I spend this past summer in Valparaiso, Chile where I increased my Spanish skills and learned about people, love, and poverty in a whole new way. I hope to bring my gifts and passion to this community as St. Teresa’s new Service and Justice Peer Minister.
Hi, my name is Natalie Zibolski and I will be a senior this year, finishing my degree in Public Relations and Criminology, with a minor in Public Administration. On campus, I also work for the VU newspaper, The Torch, and serve as a SAAFE (Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitation Education) Advocate. In my free time I enjoy exercising, reading, attempting to knit, and eating cookies. I am looking forward to my time learning and growing with the other Peer Ministers, and continuing to engage in the St. Teresa community.
My name is Ryan Von Borstel. A motto I like is “Maturity is knowing when it is OK to be immature”. You don't always have to be serious all the time, plus it’s a lot of work. Now don't get me wrong, I don't mean immaturity as in throwing tantrums or being a brat, but as having fun, joking around, and enjoying life. I love meeting new people, playing games, and going on adventures, and chances are if you see me just passing by or in the Student Center you will see me in that fun joking mindset. However, if you ever feel you need someone to talk to, need support, or advice, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to talk to you if you are looking for a more mature, intellectual, and or serious conversation as well.
A little about myself, I am a finance major, with minors in Humanities and Psychology. I am on the ballroom dance team, and enjoy playing sports much more than watching them, and go geo-caching whenever someone mentions it. I am really bad with names, something I am trying very hard to find a solution for, so please be patient with me. I look forward to meeting you in the near future.