The Office of Christian Outreach Staff Team

Learning Through Service...


Rev. Brian Medaglia, Director

As the Director, Brian spends the majority of his time supervising and developing student leaders. His responsibilities range from investing in faculty and staff partnerships to supervising and discipling three student cabinets including BreakAway Ministry, Christian Service Council, and World Christian Fellowship.

Matthew Vega, Assistant Director

As the Assistant Director, Matt supervises and develops the student leaders involved in the OCO's Summer Ministries Cabinets including Global Urban Perspectives, Student Ministry Partners, and Youth Hostel Ministry.

Cathy Nolte, Office Manager

As the Office Manager, Cathy provides general oversight of all office functions, mentors students, and works with other staff providing oversight for the student leaders involved in BreakAway Ministry. In addition, Cathy works with the Administrators of each of the six student-led Cabinets to ensure the organizations operate effectively and efficiently. 

Franklin Ballenger, Volunteer Outreach Coordinator

As Volunteer Outreach Coordinator, Franklin works alongside Brian to support, train, and develop the student leaders involved in Christian Service Council. Franklin also spends time investing in our community partners all over the Chicagoland area. He has a passion to empower the next generation of leaders to use their gifts and talents for the Kingdom.

Jenny Hull, Office Coordinator

In addition to managing the front desk, Jenny supports all of the office staff and student leaders in the office providing support for numerous projects. In her role as Office Coordinator, Jenny works closely with student leaders helping them reserve rooms and arrange transportation while keeping all of the office's calendars and schedules.

Daniel King, Graduate Resident Assistant

As Graduate Resident Assistant, Danny works closely with Matt as they mentor student leaders in OCO's Global Urban Perspectives, Student Ministry Partners, and Youth Hostel Ministry Programs.

Kelsey Adams, Graduate Student Assistant

As Graduate Student Assistant, Kelsey works along side Franklin and Brian to help facilitate the numerous Christian Service Council ministries that depart from our office weekly. She also invests in the student leaders who work on the Christian Service Council cabinet and as ministry Coordinators.



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