Our 2018 summer student workers make significant contributions to the Collegeville Institute.
Maria Siebels, Minnesota native, is studying as a Masters of Theological Studies candidate of systematic theology at Saint John’s University, School of Theology. She received her Bachelors in Religious Studies and Theology, and English from Loras College in the spring of 2017. Outside of the Collegeville Institute, Maria works for Saint John’s University Campus Ministry as the Retreat Director. She has a passion for interfaith dialogue, storytelling, and intertwining academia with practical pastoral experience.
Anna Vacha is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. Growing up she enjoyed the visual and performing arts and sport activities. The beauty of the woods around her parent’s home was one way God’s presence became very real for her. Anna is studying in the Masters of Ministry program at the Saint John’s School of Theology, with the goal toward hospital chaplaincy. Some joys in her life include family, friends, nature, and Christ’s steadfast love.
This is Anja Wuolu’s third summer working at the Collegeville Institute. She enjoys poetry and biking and is currently trying to learn German. She is a rising junior at the College of Saint Benedict where she is a Communication and Hispanic Studies double major. Anja just returned from a semester abroad in Guatemala. She is excited to meet all of the wonderful new summer workshop participants and leaders as well as welcome the beloved returnees once again.