Peer Ministry Team 2015-2016

Back row: (l-r) Derek Vetsch, Patrick Fisher, Allen-Michael Muench, Timon Higgins

Front row: (l-r) Emily Dalsky, Maria Post, Quinlan Keller, Jordan McCauley

For more information about joining the Peer Ministry team, contact Brooke Harding.


Maria Post

Hi there, my name is Maria Post. I’m a Peer Minster in Dowling Hall, currently a Junior and am majoring in Psychology with minors in English and Catholic Studies. I am a coffee addict, talk constantly, and enjoy dancing, reading, playing piano, and spending time with people. My older sister is my best friend, I have two adorable Chihuahuas, and I love laughing and being silly. One of my favorite books is Wuthering Heightsandtwo of my favorite bands are James Vincent McMorrow and Bleachers. Getting to know people and figuring out how they tick is one of my favorite things and because of that I am so excited for this upcoming school year. If you want to hang out, chat, and/or study I’ll be at the loft Wednesday afternoons.


Howdy all! My name is Allen-Michael (that's my first name). I'm a senior here at St. Thomas double majoring in Philosophy and Catholic Studies with a minor in Psychology. I never know what to tell people when asked where I'm from, but I was born in Milwaukee and moved down to Texas nine years ago. I'm on the tennis team here and spent last summer coaching. I love to play ping pong and guitar in my free time. I'm really excited for this year of ministry and where the Lord will lead after St. Thomas.

Quinlan Keller

My name is Quinlan Keller. Im a junior here at the UST and I am a peer minister here on campus. I am a Catholic Studies major with minors in Theology and Education. I love reading, singing, drinking coffee and the occasional knitting circle. My favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice, my favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities my favorite sport to watch is soccer. So if you ever wanna grab a cup of joe or listen to some tunes in my room just swing by Grace 207.

Jordan Blythe McCauley

I grew up in Woodbury, MN then moved to Slippery Rock, PA and returned to Minnesota for college. I am currently a junior at UST living in Dowling with Maria Post. I am majoring in Communications with a focus in Advertising and Public Relations and minoring in Justice and Peace Studies. On campus I am involved in Campus Outreach, play intramural volleyball and work at the Wellness Center as a marketing and media specialist. I enjoy hammocking, rock climbing, swing dancing, drinking coffee and trying new things. I love listening to Andy Grammer, Maroon 5, One Republic, and Ed Sheeran.

Timon Higgins

Hello all. Believe it or not, I am Timon Higgins. I am a sophomore at the University of St. Thomas, studying Biology and Chemistry. Owatonna, MN is the city from which I hale, and it is where my parents still find their residence. What are the must-knows about me? Well I’ll tell you: I enjoy any sport with a ball; I am an avid FIFA athlete on my PS4; my favorite television programs are Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, SNL, and oddly The Andy Griffith Show; I also love puppies, but who doesn’t? Oh, I’m also one of the Peer Ministers in Brady Hall (The best hall). That is me, I sincerely hope you value the time you spent reading this because it may just change your life.

Patrick Fisher

Hey! I’m Patrick Fisher, one of the Peer Ministers for Ireland this year! I’m from Omaha, Nebraska in my junior year studying Philosophy, Catholic Studies, and Mathematics. I love to play games like Settlers of Catan, Risk, and Cribbage. I also have a minor obsession with coffee, so if you want to grab some (on me!), I will literally always be up for it. I’m also always up for a game of Ping Pong, though probably not at the same time as the coffee. And if you’re looking for a Smash Bros or Mario Kart opponent, I’m your guy. I’m excited to grow in brotherhood and faith with all of you this year and to see where Christ will lead us.

Derek Vetsch

Howdy! My name is Derek Vetsch, and I’m a sophomore, studying Finance and Catholic Studies. I’m from a family of five in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Sports are a great love of mine, especially football, which means I’m pretty much addicted to the Vikings and the Gophers. It probably comes as no surprise, but food is also near to my heart (in virtue of it being in my stomach). At all times I’m prepared for some good Chipotle. Probably most importantly, I love talking with people, so if you’re around, make it a point to say hi!

Emily Dalsky

HELLO! My name is Emily Dalsky. I’m from the great state of Wisconsin (yes, I really love cheese), and I couldn't be more pumped to be one of your Peer Ministers for this year! Currently a sophomore, I’m double majoring in Catholic Studies and COJO with a minor in Philosophy. I enjoy running, playing the ukulele, traveling & meeting new people. That being said, I sincerely want to know and befriend you. I’d love to catch some chai tea or lunch with you sometime. Feel free to email me at or if you see me around, please make haste to say HELLO!