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The Campus Ministry Staff

 Father David MeinzenFather David Meinzen

Father David is our University Chaplain. He is a canonically approved married priest of the Byzantine Catholic Rite, with a supportive wife and three lovely daughters. He has been granted faculties by Bishop Kevin Rhoades to serve both Byzantine and Roman liturgical rites in the diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

After a two year, post seminary diaconate, he was ordained to the priesthood in 2000, and served as an Eastern Orthodox parish rector for nine years. He further brings with him over fifteen years of training and experience as an Army National Guard chaplain (two on active duty, with time spent in Afghanistan), part time VA chaplaincy work, and intensive clinical hospital chaplain training at Lutheran Hospital here in Fort Wayne.

He holds a BA in communication and theater, with psychology minor, from Concordia University, River Forest, IL, an M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary here in Fort Wayne (with M.Th. coursework completed at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, NY), and even an Associate’s from the Physical Therapist Assistant program of our own School of Health Sciences here at USF. His office is located in the University’s Campus Ministry Center. Call him at (260) 399-7700, ext. 6701 or email him


Sister Gayle RusbasanSister Gayle Rusbasan OSF

Sister Gayle is our Campus Minister Assistant. She has a Bachelor's degree in Theology/Philosophy from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana, a Master's degree in English/Linguistics from Indiana State University, and a Master's degree in Theology from USF. She is a Franciscan Sister of the Sacred Heart. She enjoys hosting Campus Ministry gatherings and chatting with students. She has a listening ear and a gentle heart plus a wonderful sense of humor. Sister Gayle’s office in the Campus Ministry Center. Call her at (260) 399-7700, ext. 6706 or email her at



Kimberly RockettKimberly Rockett

Kim is our administrative assistant. She is warm, friendly and always willing to help. She is the mother of six, so if you need some good mom advice, you can ask her. Kim enjoys seeing students when they stop in our building. She’ll send you on your way with a smile and blessings.  Call her at (260) 399-7700, ext. 6708 or email her at