Campus Ministry 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

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

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

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

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
Fr. O'Dell serves St. Nicholas Parish in Tea, SD, as well as serving as Catholic chaplain at Augustana.  Fr. O'Dell offers Mass at 7 pm on Sunday evenings during the school year at Christ the King Church.  He also celebrates Mass the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. here in the chapel. Fr. Kevin is also available for individual counseling and spiritual direction.

Chapel of Reconciliation
800.727.2844, ext. 5403


2015-2016 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.

 Zach JonesZach Jones

Chapel President, Catholic Campus Ministry
Milford IA

Jake ConnealyJake Connealy

Ambassador, Faith & Learning 
Bennington NE

Lydia SimmonsLydia Simmons

Ambassador, Pueblo de Dios 
Sioux Falls SD

Beza MekonnenBeza Mekonnen

Ambassador, Better Together

Josh DubJosh Dub

Ambassador, Better Together
Owatonna MN

Miriam HansonLuke Hurley

Ambassador, Service
Canton SD

Lexy JohnsonLexy Johnson

Ambassador, Faith Fest & Publicity
Webster SD

Austin KrohnkeAustin Krohnke

Ambassador, Pueblo de Dios
Waukee IA

Shelby LarsonShelby Larson

Ambassador, Outreach
Spring Valley MN

Tracy LindsayTracy Lindsay

Ambassador, Faith & Learning

Laura WilseyLaura Wilsey

Ambassador, Music Coordinator
Rapid City SD