St. Francis House Episcopal Student Center

"For the love of God and neighbors"

The Rev. Jonathan Melton, Chaplain

Jonathan has stewarded the St. Francis House community as chaplain since 2012, developing ministry with students and overseeing day to day operations. He loves prayer and coffee, and he'll gladly meet you for either, or anything else on your mind. 

The Rev. Bill Dunlop, Deacon

Deacon, friend, and favorite SFH grill master. In addition to keeping an integral presence at SFH, Bill serves as deacon for youth and young adult formation in and across the Diocese of Milwaukee.

Kelly Green, Office Coordinator

Kelly manages the SFH office, building maintenance, and event scheduling. You can find her in the office Monday through Thursday from 1-5 PM. She is a freelance writer with an outstanding love for dogs. Though a native Midwesterner, Kelly is new to Madison.

Kelsey Johnson, House Fellow

Kelsey is new to Madison after spending a year volunteering in Palestine. She has a heart for social justice and community organizing. Kelsey also enjoys reading nonfiction and writing poetry, playing basketball and contemplating her love/hate relationship with running, meeting new friends, and anything outdoors. She is grateful to be part of the Saint Francis community!

Program Intern Mckenzie Kramer

Katie Menke, House Fellow

Katie is a newbie middle school teacher. She lived abroad for almost 5 years in Ecuador, Argentina, and Spain, but returned to the good ol' Midwest to get her masters in teaching at UW. She loves serendipitous adventures, meeting new people, throwing pottery, discussing thought-provoking films and books, and hiking in Wisconsin state parks. She is excited to be part of the St. Francis community this year!

House Fellow Loren Lock

Loren Lock, House Fellow

Realizing she was lackluster at adulting, Loren decided to go back to school and will begin a master of population health degree this year. When she's not driving her trusty Buick LeSabre to see family around the state or visiting her best friends (who happen to live everywhere but Wisconsin), she’s probably biking around the East Side or stalking the humane society website for cute doggos.

Student and Director Boards

Members of the Student Leadership Team serve as visible leaders for the rest of the community and make an intentional commitment to lead and direct St. Francis House community life.

Student Leadership Team

Max Armstrong

Deanna Clement

Becky Milliken

Isabel Monti

The Board of Directors is made up of area church leaders, SFH alumni, and ministry supporters. The Board assists the chaplain and student community in making decisions about the direction of the ministry, building and financial matters, and in representing campus ministry throughout the diocese and beyond it.

Board of Directors

The Rt. Rev. Steven Miller, Chair

The Rev. Brian Backstrand

Debra Martinez

The Rev. Don Fleischman

The Very Rev. Andy Jones

Jeanette Zissell

Ms. Sharon Henes

Mr. Mark Koch, Treasurer