Alumni Council Co-Chairs for 2019

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January 1, 2019


Rebecca Calderone ’14, Chair of the Alumni Council for this year, participated in
the first year of launching the Council in 2018 as Council Co-Chair. Along with
Bailey Ziegler ’15, they created they template for the Council during that first year,
and Rebecca now carries on those efforts to help ensure the sustainability of Council
membership. She earned her Master of Divinity form the Graduate School of
Theology and Seminary and is currently the Director of Pastoral Care for
CentraCare St. Benedict's Community in St. Cloud.

Jessie Bazan ’17, Alumni Council Co-Chair, graduated with
 a Master of Divinity from the SOT/Sem. She is still involved at
SJU and the SOT/Sem, working for the Collegeville Institute as Program
Associate for the Communities of Calling Initiative and the Collegeville 
Institute Seminars. Jessie also contributes regularly to U.S. Catholic
 magazine, is an author and editor, and is a great addition to the Council
 membership. She will continue on as Council Chair for 2020.


Alumni Council goals are to associate more closely with Collegeville and other alumni, explore networking and educational opportunities, and build community. Future opportunities for alumni to connect will be shared via the SOT/Sem website ( and email announcements – check back for more information on those events. Should you have updates to share, ideas for additional fellowship, or questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].