Campus Minister

Dan Thele
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I grew up in Burlington, Iowa, where I attended Catholic school and St. John’s (now Divine Mercy) Parish. I worked as an administrator and taught in Catholic schools in Arizona, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania before coming to Fairmont State. I met my wonderful wife, Carolyn, at the University of Notre Dame, and we  moved back to her hometown of Fairmont. I’m very blessed to be able to serve the students of Fairmont State University, and I look forward to meeting you!


  • Dartmouth College, BA
  • University of Notre Dame, MEd
  • The Catholic University of America, MA

Office hours:

  • By appointment

Set up a meeting to discuss personal, spiritual, or academic life, Newman Club activities, or use of the Newman Center. You can contact me by email at, call the office at (304) 534-8093, or reach me by cell at (304) 534-9445.