Administrative Staff

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Patti Guzowski


Staff Assistant 
Phone: 574-631-7811

Patti manages the front desk of the department's main office. She provides administrative support to staff and faculty.

Melody Kesler


Department Coordinator
Phone: 574-631-9225

Melody provides oversight for all administrative operations of theology department. She oversees the department’s budget, faculty appointment process, and physical spaces.

Cheron Price


Administrative Assistant for Ph.D. Program and M.T.S. Program
Phone: 574-631-4254

Cheron provides administrative support to the department, focusing on the Ph.D. and the Master of Theological Studies programs, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Director of the Master of Theological Studies, faculty administrators of specific areas of the Ph.D. and M.T.S. programs, and the teaching committee.

Hermalena Powell


Administrative Assistant for M.Div. Program and M.A. Program
Phone: 574-631-4256

Hermalena is the administrative assistant to three directors within the Master of Divinity Program. She is also the administrative assistant to the assistant chair of Master of Arts in theology. She assists all aspects of administrative support including TravelND reimbursements for faculty and staff.

Deanna Menke

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Undergraduate and Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: 574-631-5732

Deanna oversees communications, web design, and marketing for the department. She works with faculty, visitors, and staff to plan events and arrange travel. Deanna also assists the Director of Undergraduate Studies to promote a vibrant undergraduate program. She assists undergraduates with registration, advising, and other academic concerns.