UCM Staff

UCM Staff

Campus Minister and Executive Director

Aaron Shoppa

Aaron joined UCM as the school year was beginning in September of 2022. He comes to us with a wide experience working with young adults, youth and families in multiple congregational settings. Aaron holds a Master of Arts in Theology Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Care, from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. His biggest passion in ministry is to help fellow disciples grow as practitioners of faith, and not be merely consumers of church.

Beyond this ministry, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family–wife, Megan who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy working in pediatrics, and son, Luken. Together they enjoy cooking and hosting meals as well as hiking and being out in nature.

Student Interns

From left to right: Matthew Higdon, E’die Redwine, Nancy Adeyelu
From left to right: Guinevere Hicks, Precious Osagie, Sunshine Yang

Our students interns are studying Japanese, social work, computer science, kinesiology, and making efforts in the biomedical and health fields. Regardless of their studies, they find purpose and value in gathering together in the greatest vocation–that of serving Christ and community.