Staff Directory

John Kelley

Capital Campaign Director

As Capital Campaign Director, John is leading the campaign to prepare the SJCNC ministry and facilities for our next century of serving Catholic Illini students at the University of Illinois. The multi-million dollar campaign will provide for the restoration, repair, and renovation of the St John’s Chapel building and rectory, as well as sustained funding for Catholic Illini Ministry programs in the future.


John works with donors, friends, and alumni to help them make a lasting impact for generations of Catholic Illini yet to come through gifts that align with their philanthropic goals. 


Ask me about:

  1. How your support will be pivotal in our next 100 years serving Catholic Illini on campus
  2. The restoration and renovation of the Chapel - and what we're planning next
  3. Living in France, Bingo, or dad jokes

When I'm not at SJCNC you can find me: with my family, at Holy Cross parish in Champaign, biking, being a Rotarian, or golfing (badly)

The best part of my job is: matching donors in their desire to make a difference with their gifts to the mission of St. John's Catholic Newman Center