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Our CCM Servant Leadership team is continually hard at work to help put on all of our programs and activities! If you have a question about a particular ministry, please feel free to email any of our leaders, and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Servant Leadership Team

Emily Keller


Year: Junior
Major: Biology Pre-Med Track with minors in Neuroscience and Public Health
Hometown: Avon, OH
Interests and other involvement: I like to watch Gilmore Girls, hang out in my eno hammock, and movie nights with friends. I am involved in Pre Health Club, Biology Club, Alpha Xi Delta, Intramurals.
Fun Fact: My favorite color is orange, just like my hair
Favorite thing about CCM: It is an incredible community and support system that has provided me a home and the most amazing friends here at Elon

Maya Aboutanos

Year: Junior
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Indialantic, FL
Interests and other involvement: I like to hike, anything outdoors, listen to music, and watch Avatar the Last Airbender. I am an Orientation Leader, Honors Fellow, and a member of SUB and APO Service Fraternity.
Fun Fact: I'm pretty good at headstands.
Favorite thing about CCM: Well, Jesus is pretty cool.

Brittany Barton

Year: First-Year

Carrie Carlisle

Year: First-Year

Daniel Castillo

Year: First-Year

Maggie Cornejo

Year: First-Year
Hometown: Burke, VA

Maddie Gall

Year: First-Year
Hometown: Huntingtown, MD

Hannah Feldhues

Year: First-Year

Michalene Lee

Year: Sophomore

Mary Leupold

Year: First-Year
Hometown: Burlington, NC

Catherine LoGrande

Year: First-Year
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Interests and other involvement: Travel, soccer, running/staying active
Fun Fact: I am in ROTC and Club Soccer
Favorite thing about CCM: The community

Heather Nelson

Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Potomac, MD

Andrew Novinski

Year: Junior
Major: Sports and Event Management
Hometown: Irving, TX
Interests and other involvement: Playing basketball. I am a student assistant in the Registrar's Office and I am also a part of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity here on campus.
Fun Fact: I spent the fall of my first year as part of the Elon Gap Experience where I spent a month backpacking in Wyoming, four weeks of service in 4 different locations over the United States, and studied abroad in Costa Rica for the final six weeks.
Favorite thing about CCM: I love the close knit community that CCM provides and the strong foundation for my faith.

Chris Pottorff


Year: Sophomore
Major: International Business
Hometown: West Dundee, IL
Interests and other involvement: Elon Outdoors, Intramurals
Fun Fact: I love sci-fi and sports.
Favorite thing about CCM: The great sense of community - It provides a tighter-knit community that can sometimes be lacking on the larger campus.

Fernando Puig

Year: First-Year
Hometown: Miami, FL

Emily Trainor

Year: Junior
Major: Music in the Liberal Arts, Arts Administration
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Interests and other involvement: I like music, Disney, and the beach! I'm involved in Vital Signs A Cappella, Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity, and the Music Department.
Fun Fact: I can quote Finding Nemo
Favorite thing about CCM: Planning and bringing retreats to Elon CCM to see the community growing and diving deeper into our faiths

Marina Thornton

Year: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Interests and other involvement: I love spending quality time with my family and friends, being outside, playing and watching sports, laughing, and exploring new places. I'm involved in Alpha Chi Omega, Biology Club, Lincoln PreHealth Society, Elonthon, Women?s Club Soccer.
Fun Fact: I'm a triplet
Favorite thing about CCM: I love that CCM has given me a home at Elon and has allowed me to find some of my best friends.

Leah Vail

Year: Junior
Major: English: Creative Writing with a minor in Leadership Studies
Hometown: Portland, ME
Interests and other involvement: I love volunteering, advocating for animal rights, singing, and FaceTiming my mom. I am a Leadership Fellow, President of Animal Protection Alliance, and the Student Mindfulness Coordinator at the Truitt Center. In my free time I like to watch cool documentaries and then geek out about them to literally everyone!
Fun Fact: I lived in Tampa, Florida for 12 years and am a Floridian at heart.
Favorite thing about CCM: The FAMILY it has given me

John Walkowski

Year: Junior
Major: Accounting and Finance
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Interests and other involvement: I am a Tour Guide, Orientation Leader, Beta Alpha Psi Member, LEAD Program
Fun Fact: I have been to 20 states, which is 30 less than what it should be.
Favorite thing about CCM: The people in CCM are amazing and are truly some of the best people I have met at Elon.

Professional Staff

Fr. Peter Tremblay, OFM Conv.

Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life and Catholic Campus Minister

Brief Bio: Fr. Peter was born and raised outside of Buffalo, NY. Fr. Peter attended Franciscan University of Steubenville and then joined the Franciscan Friars. He studied at Washington Theological Union receiving a Masters of Divinity and has been ordained a Catholic Priest since 2012. Apart from ministry his hobbies include woodworking and furniture making along with reading and studying theology, philosophy, and science. He is very fond of chicken wings and snow.

T Huynh-Duc

Director of Catholic Life

Brief Bio: Trung (goes by T) has been involved with Catholic Campus Ministry ever since graduating from UNC - Chapel Hill. T loves working with university students and has been known to share his talents in the kitchen and passion for food.

Tricia McCarthy

Campus Minister for Faith Formation

Brief Bio: Tricia is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado and attended Loras College and Notre Dame to study theology. She enjoys anything outdoors, wearing her chacos, dogs, reading, and making nerdy theology jokes.

Leah Breindel

Student Ministry Coordinator

Brief Bio: Leah is from Goldsboro, NC, and graduated from NC State University with a degree in Sociology. She loves most things in connection with nature, taking pictures, and having deep conversations over hot chocolate.