2015-2016 Peer Ministers

Shari O'Brien

Shari served sixteen years in campus ministry in an ecumenical setting, including ten years as Campus Minister of Jacksonville Campus Ministry and Director of the Interfaith Center at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville for 10 years.  In 1997 she became Director of Evangelizing More Boldly [EMB], which is an outreach ministry of ULC working collaboratively to raise up Lutheran Campus Ministry across the Florida-Bahamas Synod.  Shari is especially interested in working toward unity of all people and particularly to bridge the gap of misunderstanding between Christians and people of other faith expressions.  She believes the Triune God intends for all creation to live in harmony and balance and for humanity to work to heal the brokenness of all creation.

Anna Grace

Anna MontMarquette

Anna is a Gainesville native and was homeschooled until college.   Recently graduated from Santa Fe College, she is currently attending St. Leo University’s Gainesville Advantage Center in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.   A life-long member of University Lutheran Church, she has been active in worship since 2003, serving in a variety of positions including: acolyte, lector, choir member, assistant minister, alter guild assistant, and liturgical dancer.  She loves to dance and is an active member of Danscompany of Gainesville here in town.  She has performed in a variety of roles, among them Night Flower and Spanish soloist in Danscompany’s annual production of Cinderella, and Poppies and Crows in their annual production of The Wiz.  She is an avid volunteer and loves working with kids.  Currently, she works as an assistant dance teacher with Cameron Dancenter, home of the Danscompany, and as a classroom intern at the Healthy Learning Academy in Jonesville.  She looks forward to bringing her love of art into worship through Campus Ministry!

Johnalyn enjoying a hike in Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Johnalyn Gordon

Johnalyn is a sophomore at US currently majoring in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. She came to ULC in the fall of 2013 and looks forward to working with Paco and her fellow peer ministers to make the 2014 2015 school year AWESOME. In her free time, Johnalyn enjoys playing guitar, singing, insect collecting, kayaking, and in general, just appreciating God's creation in the great outdoors.

Campus Ministry is also overseem by the Campus Ministry Board:
Shari O'Brien
Stephan Jahn - Chair
Bill Chamberlin - Council Liaison
Johnalyn Gordon - Peer Minister
Dan Norford - Student and Congregation Member