UCM Staff

UCM Staff


Rev. Alan McCalister

I enjoy helping people connect with God’s presence in life!  That is why I serve as Campus Minister and Executive Director of UCM.  My years in college were spent seeking to understand and experience God in a way that could make my faith come alive!  A living faith – one that gives purpose to my life and direction for my living – is what I have found in Jesus Christ.  My gift to others is simply to share what I have discovered, and to encourage and assist them in their own faith journey.  If a living faith that transforms, re-forms and informs your lif

e is something of interest to you, then come to UCM.  It is never too late to start the journey!

Before coming to UCM, I spent many years working as a computer technician and serving congregations as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  I play soccer, have a passion for music and movies, and like to tell really corny jokes!  However, I am not joking when I say that I am deeply honored to serve with the students whose faith, heart-felt commitment, and hard work are the heart of this ministry.  I love the feeling of family – of community – at UCM.  I am moved by the deep caring and commitment of the students who follow and serve Jesus Christ.  I hope you will come to UCM and let them touch your heart with the love they share in Jesus Christ!



 Mattie Barnhart

“Hi, I’m Mattie and I am the Administrative Assistant and Lunch Bunch Coordinator here at UCM! I’m a Junior at UW-Milwaukee studying for my BFA in Film with a Business, Media, and Film Studies certificate on the side. I’m thankful to have this position at UCM because it allows me to connect with students and local churches, which is something I didn’t have before. I am always here to answer any of your questions about our free lunches, volunteering opportunities, and food pantry. Please feel free to contact me at ucm@uwm.edu and I will answer any questions you have!”



Briauna Rickard

Hi, my name is Briauna Rickard I am a junior here at UWM I am majoring in Psychology. I am from Wausau WI, and ran track and cross country. I enjoy knitting, reading and being around loved ones! I am a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and serve as the Financial Vice President. Along with that I am an intern here at UCM and will be more than happy to answer any questions about the destress nights I will be holding throughout the rest of this semester!




Katherine Wagner

“Hi, my name is Katherine Wagner. I am a Junior at UWM studying for a BBA in Finance and Marketing. I grew up in Waukesha and attended Catholic Memorial High School. I played Soccer and Basketball growing up but also enjoy Drawing and Painting. I am also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority here at UWM where I serve as our Education Vice President. I have been a UCM intern since August 2017. Feel free to contact me about our food drives and study nights through UCM.”



Ashley Boese

“Hi, my name is Ashley Boese and I am a senior in the Art Education program in the Peck School of the Arts, with a emphasis in drawing and painting. I am currently putting together a Student Gallery Wall in the UCM facility, exhibiting student work from many different visual arts majors within Peck, a project I am really excited about!”