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 PastorRev. 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 University 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. She is married to her husband, Kyle Alberty, and together they share in the adventure of raising their son, Arthur. 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 University 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'DellFr. Kevin O'Dell
Catholic Chaplain for Augustana

Fr. O'Dell serves St. Therese Parish in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as well as serving as Catholic chaplain at Augustana. Fr. O'Dell offers Mass at 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings during the school year at Christ the King Church. He also celebrates Mass the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 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


2017-2018 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.

 Luke HurleyLuke Hurley

Ambassador, Chapel President
Canton SD

Emma BehlingEmma Behling

Ambassador, Music Co-Coordinator 
Albert Lea MN

Audrey CopeAudrey Cope

Ambassador, Roundtable 
Rapid City SD

Moriah GoddardMoriah Goddard

Ambassador, Outreach
Yucca Valley CA

Logan HattervigLogan Hattervig

Ambassador, Service 
Carthage SD

Jonah KistenmacherJonah Kistenmacher

Ambassador, Prayer Ministry
Holstein IA

Austin KrohnkeAustin Krohnke

Ambassador, Pueblo de Dios & Bible Study
Waukee IA

Lauren SimLauren Sim

Ambassador, Lectionary Study & Publicity
Maple Plain MN

Kira StilesKira Stiles

Ambassador, Catholic Campus Ministry
Pipestone MN

Jef ThormodsgardJef Thormodsgard

Ambassador, Musician Co-Coordinator
Sioux Falls SD

Grace ValenGrace Valen

Ambassador, Publicity
Owatonna MN

Mollie VarpnessMollie Varpness

Ambassador, Interfaith Connections
Montevideo MN

Elizabeth YoderElizabeth Yoder

Ambassador, Global Awareness & Social Justice
Dickinson ND