Peer Ministry Team 2013-2014

For more information about joining the Peer Ministry team, contact Molly Bird.


Jonathan Page

Peer Minister

Ministry Hour: Wednesday from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at T's

Hey there!  My name is Jonathon Page and I am thrilled to be serving as a peer minister this year.  I am currently a sophomore studying Business & Economics with a minor in Spanish and living in Ireland Hall.  I am a homegrown Minnesota boy and absolutely love the outdoors.  I especially enjoy anything and everything relating to the water, if it be wakeboarding, water skiing, or fishing.  I have grown up playing soccer and was honored to serve as captain of my high school team.  In addition to sports, I enjoy both making and listening to music.  I play trumpet in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and am currently learning guitar.  Since coming to college, I have also begun to realize the joys of world travel.  I have been blessed with opportunities to spend time in both India and Uruguay.  I cannot wait to get to know you and am extremely y excited about the year ahead!

Alyssa Hess

Peer Minister

Ministry Hour: Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ASC 3rd Floor by the Loft

I am a sophomore majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology.  I grew up in Duluth, Minnesota, only a few miles from the shore of Lake Superior.  Along with Peer Ministry, I am involved with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), Aquinas Scholars, the Health and Human Performance Club and the Nordic Ski Club.  I love the outdoors, snow days, coffee, running, playing the violin, dark chocolate, watching The Office, going on canoe trips, and sharing my story (and hearing yours too!)

Adam Maher

Peer Minister

Ministry Hour: Monday 4:00pm - 5:00 pm 3rd Floor ASC (By the Loft)

Aloha! My name is Adam! I’m from Ames, Iowa (sorry, I’m actually not Hawaiian). Anyway, I enjoy long walks on the beach and playing Guitar Hero. I’m a sophomore and am currently studying college things; basically I have no idea what I want to do with my life! My favorite movie is Heavyweights. So, if you need someone to quote Heavyweights with, I’m your guy. I am a rollerblader. I have a pink boom box. I like to combine the two, which always makes for a great time. I love food. I love Jesus. I love you.  

Ali Hoffman

Peer Minister

Ministry Hour: Wednesday 10:00 am - 11:00 am ASC Atrium

Hello! I am a Senior at UST, majoring in Catholic Studies and Family Studies. I’m 1 of 4 kids from Dallas, TX so I’m learning to love snow, but it’s challenging. I love playing guitar and singing and pretending that I’m a rock star. I have a candy dish in my dorm room (GRACE 206!) and I love talking to people. I want to love running, but it’s a love/hate relationship. Some other things I enjoy: reading, Parks & Rec/The Office/Friends, coffee, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, NUTELLA, and Pilot G-2 .5 ballpoint pens.

Nic Gutierrez

Peer Minister

Ministry Hour: Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ASC Atrium  

Hi! I’m Nic and this is my 3rd and senior year at UST. I’m a double major in Catholic Studies & Theology with a Philosophy minor. I have a lot of different interests and love to be around people. I’m the youngest of two and a homegrown Texan. I just got engaged and my fiance and I are open to the possibility of being in MN for a while after I graduate. For two years I served as a Catholic missionary with NET Ministries which has inspired me to become a Peer Minister this year. I’m also a Latino Leader on campus. I love music! I play guitar, drums, and a little piano. I also greatly enjoy sports, especially baseball and gymnastics. I can also play a mean game of poker.

Laurel Eyer

Peer Minister

Ministry Hour: Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ASC 3rd Floor Loft

Yo! I’m Laurel and I am a sophomore majoring in Catholic Studies and Family Studies with a minor in Spanish. A brief sampling of my hobbies includes water fighting, cartwheeling, slipper-wearing, and star-gazing. For further information on any of the above, come visit Grace 206! Until then, keep praying and keep smiling.“Joy is the serious business of heaven” (C. S. Lewis).

Shehan Perera

Peer Minister

Ministry Hour: Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm ASC 2nd Floor (Green Couches)

HEY! I'm a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Catholic Studies. I'm an international student from Canada, though I was born in Sri Lanka and grew up traveling across the world. I spent some time discerning and living with a Franciscan religious community (CFRs) and then serving for two years as a Catholic missionary with N.E.T Ministries. As well as being a Peer Minister, I'm a Catholic Leaders Intern and a first tenor in the UST Liturgical Choir. I'm a pilot and I love adventure and exploring the outdoors, camping, climbing, etc. I also enjoy swing dancing and playing guitar. Feel free to challenge me to a game of ping pong or Smash Bros Melee!

Colleen Vaughn

Peer Minister

Ministry Hour: Wednesday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ASC Loft

Wagoan? (You’ll have to look that one up-clue: I went to this place on a VISION trip) I’m Colleen Vaughn and I’m a sophomore this year at St. Thomas. I’m living in the beautiful Dowling room 113, so please come visit me! I love to run and sing, (not at the same time). If you’ve ever been to Africa, I would love to hear about it because it’s on my bucket list to live there. I am a 90s child, so I love all things relating to boy bands, FRIENDS, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. I might have already started listening to Christmas music for this year...it’s my weakness. I would love to talk to you about anything; school, friends, faith, how to find the best ice cream on campus (the Binz)... Just remember to have “no anxiety at all.” Philippians 4:6. God bless!