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 two children, Arthur and Edith. 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


2018-2019 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.

 Lauren SimLauren Sim

Ambassador, Chapel President
Maple Plain MN

Lauren SandisonLauren Sandison

Ambassador, Music Co-Coordinator 
Spirit Lake IA

Audrey CopeAudrey Cope

Ambassador, Catholic Campus Ministry & Roundtable
Rapid City SD

Sierra ThompsonSierra Thompson

Ambassador, Bible Study
Belle Fourche SD

Logan HattervigLogan Hattervig

Ambassador, Outreach & FaithFest
Carthage SD

Dawson JohnsonDawson Johnson

Ambassador, Southside Events
Tea SD

Katie WilseyKatie Wilsey

Ambassador, Pueblo de Dios 
Rapid City SD

Austin KroegerAustin Kroeger

Ambassador, Bible Study
Hartford SD

Derek HamreDerek Hamre

Ambassador, ASA Initiatives & Global Learning
Sioux Falls SD

Morgan RothschadlMorgan Rothschadl

Ambassador, Service
Tabor SD

Grace ValenGrace Valen

Ambassador, Outreach & Faithfest
Owatonna MN

Mollie VarpnessMollie Varpness

Ambassador, Interfaith Connections & Koinonia
Montevideo MN

Elizabeth YoderElizabeth Yoder

Ambassador, Church on the Street/Advocacy
Dickinson ND

Megan MeansMegan Means

Ambassador, Faith Fest/ Southside Events
Norfolk NE

Laura SchwartzLaura Schwartz

Ambassador, Prayer Ministry
Le Sueur MN