Chapel of Reconciliation Staff

The pastors, staff, and leaders of the student congregation coordinate worship and support a variety of activities at the Chapel of Reconciliation.

Paul Rohde, Campus Pastor

Rev. Dr. Paul Rohde
Campus Pastor
605.274.4805
paul.rohde@augie.edu

Paul Rohde holds a BA and MA from South Dakota State University. He completed a Masters of Divinity at Luther Theological Seminary and is an ordained pastor in the ELCA. He recently earned his Doctorate of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Paul also holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from School Sisters of Notre Dame in Mankato, MN. Prior to coming to Augustana College in 2001, Rohde served congregations in New Ulm, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; and Lake Preston, SD. He has been a leader on the Board of Directors for Holden Village, Chelan, WA, since 1998. Paul and his wife Susan have three daughters. He enjoys reading, hiking, camping, biking, gardening and traveling.

Rev. Ann Elizabeth RosendaleRev. Ann Elizabeth Rosendale
Campus Pastor
605.274.4603
ann.rosendale@augie.edu

Pastor Ann is a 2004 graduate of Augustana. She received a Master of Divinity degree and Master of Arts (Youth Ministry) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Ann participated in a two-year Pastoral Residency program at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa, and served as Associate Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls before being called to the Augustana community in 2012. Some of Ann’s deep passions and guilty pleasures include Facebook-ing, road trips, dance parties, and Bible Camp. The great adventure of her life is journeying through marriage with her husband, Kyle Alberty. As an off-the-charts extrovert, Pastor Ann always welcomes visitors to her office, where she can often be found with her friendly Cocker Spaniel, Easter Lilly Rosendale, eager to greet you!

Patty Grinsell, Chapel Office ManagerPatty Grinsell
Office Manager
605.274.5403
patty.grinsell@augie.edu

Patty, a native of northern Minnesota, has been part of the Augustana community since 2000. As Office Manager, Patty is the first person you're likely to see or talk with when you call or visit the chapel. Patty and her husband, Doug, have three grown children and are proud grandparents. Patty is a voracious reader, decorates her home with found treasures, and enjoys road trips to visit family and friends.
 
Marilyn SchemppMarilyn Schempp
Organ and Oboe Instructor
605.274.5445
mmschempp@sio.midco.net

Marilyn Schempp is organist for the Chapel of Reconcilation as well as an organ and beginning class piano instructor, while also maintaining a private piano and oboe studio in her home. She is also the principal organist and assistant music director at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Marilyn received her bachelor of arts degree from Augustana College in both vocal and instrumental music, and her master of music degree in organ performance (with additional coursework in piano) from the University of South Dakota.

Fr. Kevin O'Dell
Catholic Chaplain for Augustana
605.421.8553
Fr. O'Dell serves St. Nicholas Parish in Tea, SD, as well as serving as Catholic chaplain at Augustana.  Fr. O'Dell offers confession at 7:30 pm and Mass at 8 pm on Sunday evenings during the school year.  He is also available for individual counseling and spiritual direction.

Chapel of Reconciliation
800.727.2844, ext. 5403
605.274.5403
chapel@augie.edu

 

2013-2014 Student Congregation Leaders

Each spring, students are invited to apply for paid positions that coordinate the work of the student congregation. The congregation then elects a president from among the staff who leads during the following academic year.
 Kade Klippenstein

Kade Klippenstein — Co-Chapel President, Faith and Learning
Senior
Hot Springs, SD

  
 

Anna Bahnson

 

Anna Bahnson — Co-Chapel President, Faith Fest
Senior
Hartford, SD

 

 

 Michaela Bernard

Michaela Bernard — Ambassador, Service
Senior
Owatonna, MN

 


Andrew Paulson

 

Andrew Paulson — Music Co-Coordinator
Senior
Jackson, MN

 

Ellen Jones

 

Ellen Jones - Ambassador
Freshman
Cedar Falls, IA
 

 

Emily Ayres

 

Emily Ayres— Music Co-Coordinator
Junior
Spirit Lake, IA

  

 

Ethan Pauley

 

Ethan Pauley - Music Co-Coordinator
Junior
Vale, SD


 

Jenaleah Block

 

Jenaleah Block - Ambassador, Ecumenism
Junior
Pierre, SD


 

Jenna Kuhle

 

Jenna Kuhle - Outreach
Senior
Howard, SD

 

 

Tom Gehring

 

Tom Gehring - Ambassador, Common Ground & Bro Forum
Junior
Ames, IA


 

Mason VanEssen

 

Mason VanEssen - Ambassador
Freshman
Tracy, MN

 


Miriam Hanson


Miriam Hanson - Outreach
Sophomore
Rochester, MN

 


Ruth Young

 

Ruth Young - Ambassador, Faith Fest & Koinonia
Sophomore
Tacoma WA

 

Shane LeClaire

 

Shane LeClaire - Ambassador, Service
Senior
St Paul, MN




Tori Wilson

 

Tori Wilson - Ambassador, Faith Fest & Guatemalan Gifts
Sophomore
Wayzata, MN


 

Zach Jones

 

Zach Jones - Catholics in Action
Junior
Milford, IA