For over 100 years, the Diocese of Milwaukee has shown its commitment to the spiritual development of young adults. Originally, a University Commission was established with oversight of St. Francis House for the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Today, young adults have a greater variety of campuses to choose from in Wisconsin and many also choose to postpone the university track or eschew it altogether. Yet, our commitment remains for their spiritual development but must be transformed to meet their needs.
In 2021, the Rev. Bobbi Kraft was called to serve both as chaplain to St. Francis House Episcopal Student Center in Madison and as Young Adult Missioner for the Diocese of Milwaukee. There is currently a full-time ministry at Madison, and additionally, part-time ministries are underway at UW-Milwaukee, Marquette, UW-Whitewater, and, most recently, UW-Platteville.
Connect with a campus ministry program near you:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
The campus ministry program at UW-Whitewater, Dwelling, is a shared ministry with the ELCA South-Central Synod of Wisconsin (Lutheran).
Email Pastor Madeline Burbank at
If you’re a college student looking to connect with a campus ministry program in Wisconsin, click here.
If you’re a parish looking to minister to students from a campus near you or with young adults in your community, please contact the Rev. Bobbi Kraft at .