Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Mission Integration

Lisa Reiter

Lisa 2018

Director of Campus Ministry

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As director of campus ministry Lisa oversees the work of staff and students who provide the faith based programs, retreats, service, prayer service and worship experiences at Loyola. One of the most rewarding parts of being director is hearing from students how much their lives have been touched by God through their experiences with campus ministry.

Lisa's undergraduate degree is in mathematics and secondary education from Loras College, her master's is in Adult Christian Community Development from Regis University, and her doctorate is in higher education leadership and administration from Saint Louis University. Lisa began her vocation as a lay minister by serving as a parish youth minister and then did a stint as a youth retreat director. She worked at Saint Louis University in campus ministry for almost twenty years before joining Loyola on March 19, 2012, the Feast of St. Joseph.

Her favorite retreat center is Sacred Heart Jesuit retreat center in Sedalia, Colorado where she made the 30 day Spiritual Exercises.

Lisa is from Waterloo, Iowa and grew up on a farm that was homesteaded by her great-great grandfather through the Homestead Act. Her hobbies include travel, horseback riding, cycling, skiing, and paddling. Since moving to Chicago she has taken up sailing.  Summers find her on Lake Michigan crewing on sail boats. On her "bucket list" are to horse trek across the Gobi Steppe in Mongolia and to whitewater raft the Grand Canyon.