Meet Our Team

Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics

Siri C. EricksonSiri C. Erickson, Founding Director

Rev. Erickson holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Carleton College and an M.Div. from Claremont School of Theology, where she focused her studies on methods of theological reflection that integrate scientific knowledge, ecological civilization, and the common good. Rev. Erickson worked as Pastor of Lifelong Learning for nine years in an ELCA congregation and is currently Chaplain of the College at Gustavus. 


Grady St. DennisGrady St. Dennis, Church Relations Coordinator

Rev. St. Dennis is the college’s Director of Church Relations and a Chaplain. He holds a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and an M.Div. from Luther Seminary. As the Director of Church Relations, he manages the college’s relationship with GACAC and builds relationships with its pastors, lay leaders, and youth through a host of programs and activities.


Scott BurScott Bur, Science Faculty Coordinator

Dr. Bur is Professor of Chemistry at Gustavus and former Director of the Nobel Conference. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches courses not only in chemistry but also seminars on science and religion for students from a wide range of majors. 


Marcia BungeMarcia Bunge, Theology Faculty Coordinator 

Dr. Bunge is Professor of Religion and the Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies at Gustavus. She holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has published five books and many articles on a variety of theological subjects and has taught courses in theology and ethics at Luther Seminary, Luther College, Christ College (the Honors College of Valparaiso University), and Gustavus.


Chad WinterfeldtChad Winterfeldt, Worship Leader

Dr. Winterfeldt is the Cantor of Christ Chapel at Gustavus. He holds a B.M. from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, a M.M. from Yale University, and a D.M.A. from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln). As Cantor, he collaboratively plans and leads worship, stewards the musical gifts of the campus community, and teaches organ and handbells.



Jodi Maas

Jodi Maas serves as the Assistant Director of Church Relations and Assistant to the Chaplains. She lives in Mapleton with her two children, Tyler and Lauren. She is an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church and is on the Word and Sacrament commission. She also serves on the Board for the Holiday Sharing Tree in Mankato and on the Triple A foundation for Maple River school.