Fr. Eric Sternberg
Pastor – Executive Director of Saint Paul’s Catholic Student Center
Fr. Eric has been the Pastor of Saint Paul’s since July 2023 and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Madison in 2005. The oldest of three boys, Fr. Eric grew up in Prairie du Sac, WI, graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a degree in Biology in 2000 and from Mundelein Seminary with a degree in Theology in 2005. He loves the intellectual life, a good cigar and interesting conversation. Now he spends his time helping students to grow in their love of and friendship with Jesus Christ.
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Fr. Tim Mergen
Fr. Tim was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Madison on June 26th 2020. The youngest of four children, Fr. Tim was born in Madison and grew up in McFarland, WI. In 2010 he graduated as an officer from the U.S. Air Force Academy and in 2011 he completed training to become an Air Force pilot. After flying the Air Force Special Operations C-146 aircraft for three years he responded to the call to enter seminary and serve as a priest. He is Co-Sponsored with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA to serve as both a diocesan priest in Madison and a military chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. Fr. Tim is a lifelong Badger fan who enjoys sports, coffee, reading, aviation, the outdoors, and spending time with students to help them see the truth and beauty of Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith.
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Director of Evangelization and Student Housing
Hi I’m Helena! In 2017 I graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, and then stuck around another year to live in the brand new Saint Paul’s building while I served through AmeriCorps as a high school math tutor in town. After that, I became a FOCUS missionary for two years: first at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ then at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. A few years ago, I was a Residence Hall Director at Franciscan when Father Eric called me up out of the blue and asked me to consider coming back to work for Saint Paul’s. I am thrilled to be back here at such a special, thriving, and well led Catholic Student Center! I love coffee, talking, fitness classes, discussing difficult topics, making people feel important, and I would love to meet you!
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Hey there! My name is Jade Haase, and I am from Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. I am a senior studying social welfare and graduating this December (party @ Saint Paul’s after!! Be there!! Dec. 17!!) Also, I’m currently applying to graduate occupational therapy programs (St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for me!) I am an avid bucket list accomplisher and recently bought a unicycle, so let me know if you want to help me learn or if there is anything I can ever help you accomplish on your list 🙂 I love doing anything active outside, embroidering, card writing, or cooking new recipes, although I won’t always eat them…picky eater life. I can’t wait to meet you all, and I pray you find Saint Paul’s to be the same home that I have been blessed with for the past three years!
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Server Liturgy & Grad/YP
HEYOOO! I am Niall Aloysius Moore and I am the Saint Paul’s Graduate/Young Professional and Liturgy Intern this year! I am from the big apple of the Midwest, Des Moines, Iowa, which is where I went to school and where, as a young lad, I went to mass at my home parish – St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. I graduated from UW Madison in 2022 with a degree in Economics with an emphasis in Mathematics. My hobbies include crossing up our Parochial Vicar on the basketball court, singing Freebird, and playing cards. During my time at Madison, Saint Paul’s became a great home for me to meet friends and come to a deeper knowledge of and love for Jesus. I cannot wait to hang with everyone and smoke up the chapel with the thurible!
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Freshman Outreach Intern
Hey! My name is Alex and I am from Rochester, Minnesota. I graduated from UW in May with a degree in neurobiology. I enjoy sports, outdoor activities, reading, and working out. I am so grateful for the community and faith that Saint Paul’s has provided me and I am excited to give that same great experience to others. See you around!
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Freshman Outreach Intern
I’m Allison Oman (pronounced “omen”) from the great city of Amery, Wisconsin! Hit me up for some pickup ultimate frisbee, soccer, or any outdoor game really. I studied nutritional science here at UW-Madison and very much enjoy fermenting foods. This year I will be leading Freshman groups with my good friend Alex. I want to meet YOU, please come talk to me! Peace and love.
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Grad/YP & Retreats Intern
Hey! My name is Julianna and I’m from a small town called Arpin, WI where I grew up on a family farm. My home parish is St. John the Baptist in Marshfield, WI. I graduated from UW-Madison in May 2023 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an emphasis in Environmental Engineering. I’m super excited for this year at Saint Paul’s and getting to know more people around here! I love to dance, spend time with people, do anything athletic, be outside, and read. I hope to see you around Saint Paul’s!
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RCIA & Service Intern
Hi there! My name is Riley and I am from the Northwoods of Wisconsin (basically get off the highway at Merrill and drive until you haven’t seen anything but trees for the last 20 minutes). I love doing all things outdoors like going for walks or hikes (never running though), swimming, and snowmobiling. I’m also a great enthusiast of movies, puzzles, and card games. I recently graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Environmental Science. While in college I spent a lot of time at Saint Paul’s where I learned to encounter Jesus in prayer (so come hangout with me at morning prayer!!). I look forward to meeting and spending time with each of our students so please reach out anytime!!
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My name is Garrett and I am the hospitality intern! I grew up in Rice Lake, WI (go warriors) and I just graduated from UW in May with a degree in Industrial Engineering. I played the mellophone in the UW marching band all four years and I was also a member of the Catholic fraternity Phi Kappa Theta. I am excited to serve the Saint Paul’s community this year via the stovetop and dirty dishes—we can always use more help in the kitchen so reach out if you’re interested!
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Director of Music
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Hello! My name is Colin Flattery and I am from Fort Dodge, IA. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Accounting. I’m thrilled to be here in Madison and at Saint Paul’s working to bring as many people as possible to Christ and His true Church. I love to play anything and everything – basketball, football, baseball, frisbee, board games, video games, music, etc. Reach out at (515) 573-0348. I’d love to hang!
Hey! My name is Will and I am from Bloomington, IL. I graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Marketing Analytics. I now work as a second-year FOCUS missionary at UW-Madison. I enjoy running, playing soccer, and having random conversations with students. I am so excited to be at Saint Paul’s and to bring students into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Contact me at (309) 262-2329.
Hi, my name is Camryn Miller and I am a third-year FOCUS missionary! I am from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and earned a B.S. in Pre-Occupational Therapy from the University of Iowa. I love the outdoors, singing, coffee, sand volleyball, and most of all, our Lord Jesus! I am delighted to be back with Saint Paul’s working to bring others to Christ! Contact me at (319) 743-8755.
Hi! My name is Audrie and I am a second-year Focus missionary. I am from Orange County, CA and I graduated from the University of Southern California where I came to know Jesus on a personal level. Since then it has been such an adventure being a faithful disciple of Jesus and a member of His universal Church. After becoming close friends with the missionaries at USC, I knew that the Lord was calling me into full-time mission as well. My number one desire is to meet my Creator one day and bring the people I love with me. I cannot wait to meet many of these people at UW, and I am honored to be among the chosen to bring the Gospel to the students here, by investing in their friendship in the same way that my own missionaries did for me. Contact me at email@example.com!
What’s up. My name’s Greg Lyon and I’m a FOCUS missionary. Hit me up so we can hang (414) 249-1006.
Hi! My name is Mary and I am a first-year FOCUS missionary! I am from Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Nursing. I love spending time outside, delighting in flowers, and I’ll never turn down ice cream. I am thrilled that Jesus has called me to serve here at UW-Madison, and I cannot wait to grow in deeper intimacy with our First and True Love, together. You can reach me at (937) 572-5938. It would be a joy to meet you!
Senior Director of Advancement
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Senior Director of Advancement
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Director of Marketing
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Director of Operations
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