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Our Leadership Team & Staff

As a team we are all very excited about the chance to help our youth on campuses nationwide. We know how important the undergraduate years are in terms of personal and spiritual development. We feel the Lord is calling us to help do what we can to make sure as many students on campuses throughout the country have the grace of a strong and positive Catholic formation during their student years.

Bill Zerrusen

President &

Executive & Spiritual Advisory Boards Member
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Bill is the Executive Director and spiritual leader of our team. Over the years he has been involved in numerous projects within the Church. He sat on the Board of Governors at EWTN for over 10 years, is on the Advisory Board at St. Johns Catholic Newman Center, and has been involved with numerous real estate projects within the Church. In addition to managing and supporting Newman Connection, Bill also runs a printing compacy called Three Z Printing with his mom and two brothers. He is married, has five children and spends most of his spare time with his three grandkids.
Matt Zerrusen
Vice President &
Matt is co-founder of Newman Connection and oversees all operations of the company including marketing, finance and development. He provides the vision and infrastructure needed for Newman Connection to succeed. He has helped build Newman Connection into a household name in campus ministry and the Catholic realm. Matt is dedicated to campus ministry and also runs a company that builds faith based student housing called the Newman Student Housing Fund. Under his direction, NSHF has developed a portfolio of over $25 million and become the national leader in faith based housing. Matt manages our Dallas office.
Kathryn Rhadigan

Director of Development

Kathryn has worked in non-profit Development, primarily for Catholic schools, for over 20 years. She enjoys building strong relationships and sustainable resources for the missions and communities she has been blessed to serve. Kathryn received the 2008 Catholic Schools Honoree award from Holy Rosary Catholic School in the Diocese of Ft. Worth. She and her husband, John, were honored as the 2019 Impact Honorees at the St. Joseph Catholic School Gala in Arlington, TX. Prior to her non-profit career, Kathryn served as a National Director of Training for a corporate firm and traveled the country delivering business communications and team-building programs.
Wayne Levan
Creative & Marketing
Wayne is our marketing guru. He is responsible for creative vision and marketing for the company. He is a very talented designer and describes himself as a marketing decathalete. Wayne is responsible for all design and marketing for the company including our website, print materials, and digital strategy. He is based in our Dallas office.
Cassie Campton
Director of
High School Outreach
Cassie graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a master’s degree in family relations and human development. She lives in a small town with her husband, Darrin, their two sons, Clayton and Callaway, and their dogs, Leo and Lola. After spending several years working in sales and marketing, Cassie credits the Holy Spirit for leading her on a new journey: Newman Connection. Cassie is a self-described “huge people person,” so her position here is only fitting!
Whitney Covey
HR and Accounting
Bio pending...
Our Executive & Spiritual Advisory Boards

The lifeblood of every non-profit lies in the people who are there to help advise with the company direction, vision, mission, and even help in execution. We believe we have a perfect mix of lay leaders and spiritual leaders to help Catholic Campus Ministry become a real strength for the Catholic Church. These members were carefully selected and elected to serve as advisors to Newman Connection and Catholic Campus Ministry.

Gregory Ketcham
Monsignor Ketcham is the chaplain at St. Johns Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois. He boasts one of the largest campus ministries in the country and is one of only 4 Newman Centers to have faith based student housing. St. Johns currently houses over 500 students each year, choosing to live in a faith filled community. Monsignor ensures that these students sacramental and spiritual needs are met as he manages as staff of over 30 employees. He has been with Newman Connection since the beginning and is an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Anthony Stephens
Fr. Tony Stephens comes to us from the Fathers of Mercy based out of Auburn, Kentucky. Fr. Tony is a young, energetic priest who relates to college students very well. He has a passion for teaching the basics of the faith, on a catechetical level and it is why we like him. He travels the states doing parish missions so many of you may have met him personally. He has been with Newman Connection since the beginning and is responsible for helping provide spiritual direction and content for our Institute.
Eugene Morris
Spiritual Advisory
Board Chair
Monsignor Morris currently chairs our Spiritual Advisory Board and is responsible for the direction and vision of our Institute. He is the Director of Sacred Liturgy and Assistant Professor in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum located in Ohio. He is a weekly commentator on Catholic affairs for the Son Rise Morning Show on Sacred Heart Catholic Radio in Cincinnati. He helps Newman Connection create content for the Institute as well as helping establish a network of religious and clergy to pray and support our mission of catechizing the Church and its members.
Ross Chamberland, OFM
Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

I entered the Franciscan Order in 2005 and have done the majority of my ministry in service to young adults. I was very involved in ministry among youth gangs in inner city Boston. I have taught high school, worked in parishes, and I serve on the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Currently I minister as a Faculty member of Saint Bonaventure University (NY) where I teach in our Core-Catholic Curriculum. Saint Bonaventure University was founded over 150 years ago by the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province. We are the nation’s first Franciscan College.