We are so excited to meet you! Feel free to email us at bwnewman@bw.edu, call/text us at (216) 250-2255 or contact any of the leaders below:

Baldwin Wallace Newman STUDENT TEAM 2020-2021

Name: Nick Cantello
Email: ncantell17@bw.edu
Year: Senior
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Major: Organ Performance
Fun Fact: I love camping & hiking!

Why is Newman special to you?

“Newman is a place where I’ve found like-minded people who encourage me to stay faithful to Christ.”

Name: Melissa Lynn 
Vice President, Small Group Coordinator
Email: mlynn18@bw.edu
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairview Park, OH
Major: Pre-Physical Therapy
Fun Fact: Has taught fifth grade faith formation

Why is Newman special to you?

“Newman has helped me find people to walk with in this exciting journey of falling in love with Jesus!”

Name: Veronica Burke
Campus Ministry Intern 
Email: vburke18@bw.edu
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Year: Junior
Major: Psychology
Fun Fact: Loves drawing and listening to music

Why is Newman special to you?

“The relationships you make in Newman are amazing. The strongest relationships you can have are ones that are founded in faith, and through Newman, you meet great people and forge friendships that will last forever.  Together, you can all help each other grow in faith and help support each other in difficult times.”

Name: Emma Skundrich
Role: Finance Coordinator
Email: eskundri18@bw.edu
Hometown: Wexford, PA
Year: Junior
Major: Communications Sciences and Disorders
Fun Fact: Loves the Pittsburgh Penguins

Why is Newman special to you?

“I’m really glad that I found Newman, because I never went to a Catholic school, or really did anything outside of church, before college. It’s nice to have people I can confide in and just be able to have that deeper connection through faith.”

Name: Corey Friedrich
Role: Liturgical Coordinator
Email: cfriedri18@bw.edu
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mentor, OH
Major: Sport Management / Mathematical Economics

Fun Fact: Crazy dance moves!

Why is Newman special to you?

“BW Newman is a solid foundation for me to actively keep up with my faith and relationship with God through the stress of college classes, career decisions, and other commitments while at a non-Catholic campus. Since joining BW Newman, I have made many friends whom I can count on to encourage me to continue developing in my faith journey.”

Baldwin Wallace Newman STAFF TEAM

Name: Sarah Jesse
Role: BW Newman Campus Minister (full-time)
Email: sjesse@dioceseofcleveland.org  Phone: (216) 250-2255
Hometown: Westlake, OH
Majors: B.A. Theology & Psychology; M.A. Theology

Fun Fact: I worked as a university campus minister in Ireland for a year!

Why is Newman special to you?

“I love working in universities, where students encounter new ideas and identities and open a new chapter of personal growth. It is such an exciting atmosphere, and I believe that it is crucial to bring all of this discovery to the Lord, Who Is a Mystery of Love, and to keep God up to date with who you are, and who you are becoming. Adult faith takes curiosity and community, and Newman is just the place to engage both!”

Name: Fr. Chuck Butkowski
Role: “Official Chaplain!”
Email: cbutkowski@saintadalbertparish.org  Cell: (440) 234-6830
Hometown: North Ridgeville, OH
Majors: Business Administration, Philosophy & Theology                         

Fun Fact: I played D-1 Football at Eastern Michigan!

Why is Newman special to you?

“These are great students, and I have a blast hanging around with them.  There’s nothing more important to me than helping to form the best of the best!”