IMG_0303Chris James, Director/Campus Minister…Chris is beginning his twelfth year as a campus minister at UML. He holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi (B.A. in Music) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Chris’ primary roles at CSF are teaching the Scriptures at Refuge, men’s discipleship, and facilitating the student leadership team. Chris also serves as the Boston Collegiate Strategist for the Baptist Convention of New England.  An avid baseball fan, his recreational goal in life is to watch a game at every Major League ballpark. You can contact Chris at

IMG_0330Patrick Schwartz, Associate Director/Campus Minister…Patrick is beginning his fifth year working with CSF at UML. He recently graduated from UMASS Lowell with a B.A. in History and Political Science.  Patrick’s primary roles at CSF are teaching the Scriptures at Refuge, leading small group Bible studies, men’s discipleship, and facilitating campus outreach. Patrick is married to Erin and enjoys reading, baseball, and the great outdoors.  Patrick can be contacted at


IMG_0234Sarah Landry, Ministry Associate…Sarah is in her third year serving at UMASS Lowell. She graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences. Sarah’s primary roles within CSF are women’s discipleship, small group Bible studies, and campus outreach. In addition to serving at UML, Sarah is also working with our Greater Boston team in reaching out to new campuses in Boston. She loves to read, listen to music, and explore new areas. Sarah can be contacted at


Robbie MerkoskyRobbie Merkosky, Ministry Associate…Robbie is in his second year with UMASS Lowell. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Computer Science. Robbie primarily works with men’s discipleship and small group Bible studies, as well as anything to do with media (photography, videography, music production, web design, etc.). He’s an outdoorsman and hikes whenever he can get outside. Contact Robbie at


Edher Lubin, Ministry Associate…Ed is beginning his first year as a campus ministry associate at UML. He  recently graduated from UML with a B.A. in Philosophy. Ed’s primary roles consist of men’s discipleship and Bible studies as well as campus outreach. He enjoys cooking, reading, and participating in several different sports, especially basketball. Ed can be contacted at

Kyle ReesKyle Rees, Ministry Associate…Kyle is starting his first year as a CSF staff member. He is a UMASS Lowell alum who graduated last year with a B.S. in Percussion Performance concentrating in Sound Recording Technology. He mainly works with small groups, men’s discipleship, and the production of anything audio and video. He’s an avid learner who loves cultural factoids and making music however he can. Contact Kyle at