Campus Ministers at Bishop Ludden are known as the Peer Leaders. A group of 12th Graders are selected using an application process to take on this leadership role. These students foster and encourage the spiritual growth of the community. The role is to develop activities and programs to facilitate faith formation including retreats and service projects. They also organize spiritual services and sacraments such as Liturgies, Penance Services, and First Friday Adoration.
Students who wish to be Peer Leaders may apply for membership in the second half of their junior year. The application process requires August, January and June retreats three recommendations, and passing grades in all courses. Peer Leaders conduct the underclassmen retreats. They are required to consult with their teachers before the retreats to receive the assignments they will miss, and must make them up beforehand.
Peer Leaders study theological values, stages of psychological and spiritual development and motivational techniques.
Peer Leaders are expected to be creatively faith-filled, while relating appropriately to the age group they’re working with. Different members take on responsibility for developing skits, conferences, service projects, liturgies, meditations, ice-breaker games, inviting speakers, creating schedules, and ordering any needed supplies. After each retreat, they review to assess their successes and difficulties.