Kyle S. Turner, Interim Director of University Ministry, is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a liturgist, religious educator, and spiritual director, he has served in parish and campus ministry around the country for the past couple of decades. He is an author with Liturgy Training Publications and Catechetical Leader magazine. He holds an MA in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College and an STM in Christian Social Ethics from Boston University. He is blessed to work with a fantastic team of University Ministers and Student Ministers!
Russ Arnold, Professor of Religious Studies & Interfaith Associate, teaches courses in Interfaith Studies, Biblical Studies, and Jewish Studies and collaborates on interfaith programming with University Ministry. He came to the study of religion in college in an attempt to understand why and how Jews and Christians read the shared texts of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, but come to understand them very differently. He earned his doctorate from UCLA in Hebrew Language and Literature, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Early Judaism. His first book, The Social Role of Liturgy in the Religion of the Qumran Community, focused on the ritual and liturgical practice of the community associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls in the context of 2nd Temple Judaism and early Christianity. Since moving to Regis, he has been active in interfaith dialogue and building strong relationships between Regis and local Muslim and Jewish communities. His teaching focuses on building the skills and capacities needed to achieve religious and worldview pluralism on our campuses and in our communities. He serves on the leadership team for the recently launched Association for Interreligious/Interfaith Studies (AIIS).
Rev. Tamara Boynton, Associate University Minister for Ecumenical and Interfaith Programs
Sharon Bramante, Associate University Minister for Small Faith Communities, earned an M.A. In Theology from the Jesuits’ John Carroll University in Ohio. She first connected with the Jesuits as a volunteer at Holy Rosary Mission/Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, SD and holds a certificate in spiritual direction from Manresa Jesuit Retreat House in Bloomfield Hills, MI and comes to us from Case Western Reserve University in the Diocese of Cleveland where she served as Newman Campus Minister. She is excited to share her passions for social justice, Ignatian spirituality, and interfaith dialogue with the Regis community.
Beth Brin, University Ministry Associate, is originally from Arvada, CO and completed her undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. She subsequently joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, teaching middle school in Camden, NJ. Upon returning home to Colorado, she earned her M.A. in Social Science from Regis University with a focus in Catholic Social Teaching and Peace and Justice Studies. Prior to joining the Regis University Ministry team, she served the students of Arrupe Jesuit High School for 12 years. Beth looks forward to sharing her passions for Ignatian spirituality and student formation as well as her love of retreats and a commitment to serving those on the margins.
Fr. Chrysostom Frank is a Russian Greek Catholic priest with faculties in the Roman-Rite, and is incardinated in the Archdiocese of Denver. He is married with three sons. Father Chry’s Ph.D. in Church History is from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He has taught at the university and seminary levels in both South Africa and the United States. While at the University of South Africa, he served as Head of the Department of Church History. Currently, Fr. Chrys is a member of the Department of Religious Studies and part of the University Ministry team at Regis. He also serves SS. Cyril and Methodius Russian Greek Catholic Community which celebrates Divine Liturgy at Regis every Sunday.
Allie Holmquist, University Ministry Associate for Liturgy
Dr. Andy Lee, Associate University Minister for Sacred and Liturgical Music, oversees all music for liturgies on campus and leads the Regis Chapel Choir. He received his doctorate in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance and has been known to travel to far-flung locales to perform as a concert pianist (randrewlee.com). He has three children and three cats, and he enjoys distance running and chess.
Ken Phillips, Associate University Minister for Ecumenical & Interfaith Programs, has been with University Ministry for over 30 years. In addition to coordinating interfaith and non-denominational services and events on campus, he has been leading worship experiences and doing music for Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Presbyterian churches. With an MFA, he is a practicing musician, writer and studio artist. He also holds of Master of Arts in Adult Christian Community Development from Regis University.