Calla Baumgartner

University Minister for Faith Formation

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Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Student Union
Room: Ministry Office
Phone: 313-993-1560
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Calla received a Bachelor's in Sociology from Indiana University, South Bend before moving to Tampa, FL to spend a year volunteering with a Catholic organization. She then moved back to Indiana and worked at a boxing gym for people with Parkinson’s disease in Indianapolis.

She received her Master's of Theological Studies from the University of Dayton in 2018. While there, she researched and wrote on the asylum situation on the Mexico-US border and worked in campus ministry as a graduate assistant largely focusing on retreats and Christian leadership formation.

Calla is thrilled to be in an academic setting once again to have the opportunity to collaborate with staff and students, and to continue to learn and grow. She enjoys hiking, swing dancing, and reading, especially when any of these things can be done in the sunshine.