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Core Team

Core Team members are responsible for planning and running events. We are always looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved, please email us at

Chair | Melissa Kaintz
Vice Chair | Kristin Vanevenhoven
Social Coordinator | Christine Loza
Theology on Tap Coordinator | Torin Gustafson
Spiritual Coordinator | Emmi Santos
Sports Coordinator (Summer) | Joey Herro
Sports Coordinator (Winter) | Kelsey McCarty
Service Coordinator | Ben Cook
Marketing Coordinator | James Ondrey
Website Coordinator | Tim Fontana
Treasurer | TBD


Kristin Vanevenhoven - Vice Chair

Joined CYA: Winter 2013
1st Event: Theology on Tap
Hometwon: Green Bay, WI
Fun fact: I have been to 48 states

Christine Loza - Social Coordinator

Joined CYA: June 2014
First event: Theology on Tap
Hometown: Dublin, OH
Fun fact: I run trail marathons.


Emmi Santos - Spiritual Coordinator

Joined CYA: I don't remember...fall 2013?
First event: Wednesday night talk
Hometown: Lancaster, CA
Fun fact: I like board games

Kelsey McCarty - Sports Coordinator (Winter)

Joined CYA: Summer 2016
First event: Summer Sports Night
Hometown: Hartley, IA
Fun fact: I grew up in rural Iowa on a farm

Ben Cook - Service Coordinator

Joined CYA: 2012
First event: Session on life of Saint Faustina
Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN
Fun fact: Avid tennis player

James Ondrey - Marketing Coordinator

Joined CYA: Summer 2016
First event: Sports night
Hometown: St. Anthony Village, MN
Fun fact: I'm an identical twin


Tim Fontana - Website Coordinator

Joined CYA: Winter 2010
First event: Theology on Tap
Hometown: White Bear Lake, MN
Fun fact: I can play the Trumpet