Phoenix Catholic Campus Ministry

Catholic Campus ministry is an experience of the Church's presence and ministry to the entire community involved in higher education. Campus Ministry gathers the Catholic community for prayer, worship and learning so that the light of the Gospel shines on the academic community.

  • SR. LAURA ZELTEN, OSF | Director of Campus Ministry

    Sr. Laura serves as Catholic Campus Minister and Newman Club Co-Advisor through the Diocese of Green Bay. A native of De Pere, WI, Sr. Laura is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross. She graduated from St. Norbert College with an undergraduate degree in Education and a Masters of Theological Studies. She has completed her certification in Spiritual Direction from the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI. Sr. Laura is bilingual in Spanish and English.

    To contact Sr. Laura, email her at or find her at campus ministry events throughout the academic year.

  • FR. Kevin Ripley  | Sacramental Minister

    Fr. Kevin grew up in Pulaski with his older brother Kyle and parents Rick and Cathy. After graduating from UW-Madison in Mechanical Engineering, Fr. Kevin went to Mundelein Seminary for six years and was assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in Oshkosh for the past three years. In addition to being involved at UWGB, he is the Director of the Kairos year, accompanying the new seminarians for their first year living at the Holy Name of Jesus House of Formation. Personally, Fr. Kevin enjoys fishing, skiing, kayaking, reading, exercising, and spending time with his two nephews.

    To contact Fr. Kevin, email him at

  • Becky VanKauwenberg | Campus Ministry Coordinator

    To contact Becky, email her at

  • Jennifer Poehlmann | Music Ministry Director

    To contact Jennifer, email her at

  • Bree VanCamp    | Student Outreach Coordinator

    Bree is in her second year at UW-Green Bay for a Master's in Nutrition and Dietetics to become a Registered Sports Dietitian. Bree works with Isaac as one of the Student Outreach Coordinators for Phoenix Catholic. You can contact Bree anytime by email at

  • Isaac Erickson    | Student Outreach Coordinator

    Isaac is a student a at UW - Green Bay. He studies Political Science and intends to study law beginning in the Spring of 2025. He is a transfer and commuter student. A member of Student Government, Isaac has held positions as a Senator, Chairman, and SUFAC Committee Member. He also served as a teaching assistant, has participated in intramural sports, been a member of political organizations, and worked as the Phoenix Catholic Treasurer. Outside of campus life, Isaac works at a law firm, loves to play basketball, and appreciates time spent with his friends, parents, six siblings, and his adorable nieces and nephews.  To contact Isaac email


Pheonix Catholic Student Org OFficers and Advisor

  • Emma Maas Phoenix Catholic Student Org Co-President

    Emma is a junior majoring in both Social Work and Spanish. She is the president of Phoenix Catholic. If you need to contact Emma, email the student org email at

  • Morgan Sleaford | Phoenix Catholic Student Org Co-President

    Morgan is a third year Human Biology student with emphasis in Nutrition and Exercise Science. Morgan is the Vice President of the student organization. To contact Morgan you can email the student org at

  • Mike Kline | Pheonix Catholic advisor

    Mike is going into his 35th year in the 2022-23 season as the head coach of Green Bay men's and women's cross country teams. He is also the Assistant AD of Compliance, Student Welfare, and Student Services. Kline landed the Green Bay coaching position while still a cross country student-athlete in 1987. 



Located just on the outskirts of Door County, the University of Wisconsin Green Bay showcases God's beauty in nature. Founded in 1965, the University proudly supports students and encourages them to reach their highest potential. Our Catholic community flourishes each week and continues to expand.

Mass and other activities are held in the Auditorium of the Mauthe Center located within campus grounds.