Meet the team that leads the teams that lead scores of students in the all-important work of campus ministry at Concordia. Soli Deo gloria!

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

So writes the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV). And so it is here at Concordia University Wisconsin, where each one of us—in our own way, using our own gifts—is involved in doing Christ’s work.

“While our official Campus Ministry Leadership Team is made up of about 50 students, the whole Concordia community—especially all the students—is part of the team that serves,” said Rev. Steve Smith, CUW campus pastor. “So while we installed the CMLT members officially in Chapel, it is really a call for all of us to be renewed in our service to Christ in the Church and the world.”

More than 40 members of the CMLT were commissioned by Pastor Steve Smith during the regular morning Chapel service on Friday, Sept. 1.

Harrison Hulse (’24), this year’s CMLT president, said he’s excited about seeing what God has in store as they look to Him to make straight their paths this coming school year.

“I’m blessed and honored to be the president of such an incredible team of student leaders,” Harrison said. “In just the past few weeks during our preparations, I have already seen the drive and dedication evident in everyone, and I am simply bubbling with excitement to see how God harnesses that determination to proclaim His word of life and salvation here on campus and in the community.”

To God be the glory!

Harrison Hulse (’24), President

  • Hometown: Apex, NC
  • Major: Applied Theology and Theological Languages (Pre-seminary)
  • Bible Verse: “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10-11)
  • Fun Fact: “I have a twin brother! His name is Spencer and he is also a senior, studying English at UNC Charlotte.”

Zeke Potts (’24), Campus Fellowship Branch

  • Hometown: Hurlburt Field, FL
  • Major: Theological Languages and Applied Theology (Pre-seminary)
  • Bible Verse: “Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world, anyone who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'” (John 8:12)
  • Fun Fact: “I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under 20 seconds!”

Taylor McKibbins (’25), Media Coordinator

  • Hometown: Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Major: Visual Communications
  • Bible Verse: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
        his mercies never come to an end.” (Lamentations 3:22)
  • Fun Fact: “I played golf all four years of high school!”

Matthew DiMercurio (’24), Service to the World Branch

  • Hometown: Florissant, MO
  • Major: Applied Theology (Pre-seminary)
  • Bible Verse: “They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.” (Revelation 17:14)
  • Fun Fact: “I have been attacked by a goat twice in my life!”

Grace Sugg (’24), Administrative Assistant

  • Hometown: Carlyle, IL
  • Major: Director of Church Ministries
  • Bible Verse: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
  • Fun Fact: “I have been to more than 20 concerts!”

Grace Spaletto (’24), Service to Milwaukee Branch

  • Hometown: Palatine, IL
  • Major: BS in Business Analytics; MBA in Management Information Systems
  • Bible Verse: “He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:3)
  • Fun Fact: “I keep a fishing pole in the back of my car in case I’m out and want to go fishing!”

Jacob Diercks (’24), Congregational Ministries Branch

  • Hometown: DeWitt, IA
  • Major: Applied Theology (Pre-seminary)
  • Bible Verse: “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:14-15)
  • Fun Fact: “I am related to Johann Sebastian Bach!”

Alex Nelson (’24), Worship Committee

  • Hometown: Lester Prairie, MN
  • Major: Theological Languages (Pre-seminary)
  • Bible Verse: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • Fun Fact: “I can play the cajón!”

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Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. For more information about student ministries on campus, click the link below.