Meet the Totus Tuus Leaders!

My name is Emma Crane and I am from Elk River, MN. I am in my junior year at the University of St. Thomas, where I am studying Vocal Music Education and Catholic Studies. I enjoy spending time with my family (especially playing card games or word games together), running, cross-country skiing, playing the piano, and reading. I am excited for the opportunity to teach others about the Faith this summer—and I am also looking forward to the opportunity to grow in my own relationship with the Lord through this ministry!




Hello, my name is Nathaniel Daubner. I am nineteen years old and grew up near the town of Princeton, MN. My home parish is St. Louis Bertrand in Foreston, MN. I am a freshman at the University of St. Thomas and a seminarian for the Diocese of St. Cloud. I was homeschooled from kindergarten to 12th grade and in high school, I participated in various activities at the local public high school. I really enjoy biking, playing piano, acting, reading, and playing softball and baseball. I unfortunately am trying to keep gluten and dairy out of my diet due to health reasons. I am very excited to be participating in Totus Tuus this summer as it gives me a chance to meet, and teach our faith to many of the youth of our diocese.


Hello, my name is Brandon Eich, and I am twenty-four years old. I was in minor seminary last year, but am currently taking some time off to work and same money for when I can return to seminary. I previously went Le Cordon Bleu to receive a Certificate in Baking and Pastry. I very much enjoy cooking, listening to music, long boarding and spending time with my five nieces and one nephew! I am excited to participate in Totus Tuus this year to help strengthen the faith of the youth and share the love of Jesus, while also being able to grow closer to God this summer!




Hello, my name is Lexie Marthaler. I am a sophomore in college. I am studying psychology and theology at the College of Saint Bens and Saint Johns. I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, and I enjoy singing, swimming, basketball, and running. I am very excited to work with Totus Tuus this summer and looking forward to helping young students to have fun while learning more about their Faith!






Hello! My name is Megan Sowada and I am going into my junior year at St. Catherine University. I am studying American Sign Language Interpreting with a minor in Theater Performance. I enjoy going to musical performances and concerts whenever I can. I also love curling up and reading a good book when I can find time! I’m excited to part-take in Totus Tuus this summer, and not only grow in my faith, but help others grow in their faith as well!





Hello! My Name is Nathan Stracke. I’m nineteen years old, and I am from Sartell, MN. I was a student at North Dakota State for one year before serving with NET Ministries this past year. Some of my hobbies are the Rubik’s Cube, chess, biking, and sports. I am excited to do Totus Tuus this summer because of the people I will meet and because of the impact God will have on the youth through us.





Hello, my name is Joseph VanDenheuvel. I am twenty-two years old and I am currently a student at South Dakota State University. I grew up in Bertha and my home parish is St. Joseph’s in Bertha. I have two older sisters and one younger sister. I have been in the Minnesota Army National Guard for four years. I am very excited to work with the youth of the diocese and to teach them about Jesus Christ and his Church.




Hello! My name is Briana Ziemer and I’m from Sauk Centre, MN. I just finished my junior year at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. I am studying Psychology with a minor in Communication and plan to continue my education after graduation to get a Master’s in Education to pursue teaching. I enjoy singing in the Women’s Choir at school, playing piano, traveling and spending time with friends and family. I am so excited to be surrounded by people of faith and youth this summer through Totus Tuus and look forward to sharing and receiving so much joy!




Are you a Catholic college student interested in sharing your faith?  With the younger generations?

Please view and prayerfully consider the team leader description below and consider applying!

Team Leader Description (DOCX)

Team Leader Application (DOCX)


You may also apply online by completing the following:

Application deadline:  January 3, 2018