Staff Directory

Fr. Matthew Hoelscher

Assistant Chaplain

As Assistant Chaplain, Fr. Matthew Hoelscher serves the spiritual needs of Catholic Illini through his pastoral care, spiritual mentorship, and witness. Fr. Hoelscher provides pastoral oversight of Catholic Illini ministries of evangelization and discipleship, including the retreat and small group ministries, and provides spiritual leadership to the Newman Hall RA team in his role as chaplain of the team.


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Ask me about:

  1. Hearing God in your life,
  2. TEXAS,
  3. D-3 baseball or bow-hunting skills.

The best part of my job: celebrating the sacraments with a faith-filled community and encountering Jesus Christ in and with others. God is Good y'all!

When I'm not at work, you'll find me outside, either in the woods or on the Harley.