Hall Staff

“All are most welcome.”

Each student is welcomed into the “Notre Dame Family” in a local and immediate way in his or her residence hall.   Every residence is guided by a specially selected and trained staff who take on the profound responsibility of building community, fostering inclusion, and ministering to the individual needs of residents.


“pastor, disciplinarian, cruise director.”

What is a rector? The term “rector” has a unique meaning at Notre Dame.  Rectors include priests and brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross—the founding order of the University—women and men from other religious orders, and lay women and men.  Most are trained in ministry and education.

S/he lives in the building full-time and sets the standard for communal life, counsels and advises students as a confidante, and supervises the staff.  At Carroll, every resident will be known to the rector by name. He hopes to build trust and respect, always supporting the deep friendships and bonds among Vermin.

Eric T. Styles

Eric, a Chicago native, has been involved in ministry for many years in parishes, middle and secondary schools, and universities. He has a BFA in Electronic Media and an African American Studies minor from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He earned an MA in Applied Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago that combined social philosophy and theology. Shortly after graduating from college, Eric worked as Parish Liturgy Coordinator at Saint Benedict the African (East) Catholic Church in Chicago, and as a House Manager for The Theatre School of DePaul University. He was heavily involved in retreat work with Charis Ministries, an outreach of the Jesuits for people in their twenties and thirties. He subsequently joined the Society of Jesus and was in formation for the priesthood for seven years. After leaving religious life, he found his way to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona and worked as Campus Minister for Liturgy and Faith Formation.

Outside of direct ministry, Eric has been active in the performing arts his whole life. For the last few years, he has been helping his two best friends from undergrad grow their Baltimore based, music-driven performance art company, Afro House, as the Associate Artistic Director. When Eric is not geeking out over liturgy, he’ll be writing about theology and contemporary culture, or trying to convince someone of the cultural importance of some of his favorite films or TV shows, especially Star Trek!

Contact: estyles@nd.edu

ASSISTANT RECTORS (ARs) are Notre Dame graduate students who serve in residence halls, living side-by-side with students. The Rector and two ARs form the Head Staff, assisting the Rector with general administration and working to ensure a healthy, safe, and vibrant learning community.  Every evening one of the three Head Staff members is “on duty,” fully available to all the residents. 

The 2023-2024 Assistant Rectors of Carroll Hall

Tristan Cooley 

Tristan is a first year graduate student in theology hailing from East Montpelier, VT. Before moving to the Green Mountain State, he attended college at the New School University and CUNY Brooklyn College, earning a BFA in music performance and an MA in English literature, respectively. While living in New York, Tristan had a number of odd jobs, the strangest of which involved digging through garbage on a nightly basis (he’s always willing to talk trash). Most recently, however, he served as the librettist and creative director for The Passion by the Notre Dame Folk Choir, and is currently hard at work finishing a full length musical audio drama. Outside of creative and academic interests, he loves gardening, fishing, playing Bach flute sonatas, baking pretzels, and reading Chaucer. He’s thrilled to join Carroll Hall and to be a part of the Notre Dame community.

Zach Lebreiro

Zach, originally from Connecticut, grew up amidst the rich culture of Louisiana, just a short drive from New Orleans. His diverse upbringing has given him a broad perspective on life that is hard to miss. Zach is a first-generation college graduate who attended Emmanuel College in Boston, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Political Science. Currently, Zach is carving out his future in the legal realm as a second-year law student at Notre Dame Law School. Balancing the rigors of law school, he also manages to fuel his passion for the arts and travel. Zach is a self-professed art enthusiast who loves fashion, architecture, paintings, photography, and films. His curious and adventurous spirit extends to his love for travel, always seeking to learn about others’ experiences and broaden his worldview. Zach is excited to be a part of the Carroll Hall community. He’s always game for a conversation and is keen to connect with everyone. With a friendly nod to the journey ahead, Zach looks forward to getting to know you and contributing positively to the Carroll Hall community.

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS (RAs)                                                            

  • The elder brothers of Carroll Hall.
  • Ministers, Professionals, Educators

To be an RA at Notre Dame is one of the most prestigious honors on campus. Chosen only from among the rising seniors, when possible, they are assigned to serve the community they have lived in for three years. RAs are mentors and leaders, truly on the front lines of building a sense of family in their hall.  In Carroll, there is always at least one RA on duty every night, sometimes two. Residents seek them out for advice, support, or just someone to talk to.

Homesick? Need a video game partner? Suffering a tough break up? Looking to vent about that dreaded “Gen Chem” exam? Walk down the hall and find an RA.

The 2023-2024 Resident Assistants of Carroll Hall

Amanuel Shiferaw – The 1-2 

“I believe that I am a member of the best 100 men at Notre Dame obviously because of Carroll but also because the men of Carroll are simply outstanding guys. I am majoring in Marketing with a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. On campus I am currently involved with several organizations. Primarily I am a member of the Wabruda which is the premier black men’s association and Junior Class Council. In addition, I also play rugby for the Notre Dame Rugby team which is new but I am loving it. I’ve served in a wide spread of jobs all over campus from being a Hall Clerk to being a Research Assistant to working in ND Marketing Athletics. As a first generation Ethiopian American, I genuinely want to be able to make an impact on the amount of students who could and should attend the University of Notre Dame that don’t have the access or resources to do so. I am also a Building Bridges scholar, which I believed was one of the strongest catalysts for my development as a first year student. Also, before I forget, feel free to call me Amani and talk to me about literally anything.”

Thomas Skellett – 2-North

Thomas is a senior from Flint, Michigan studying Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Peace Studies. He is a fan of the most successful city in sports, Detroit. When recovering from a Lions or Pistons loss, Thomas enjoys watching movies and playing cards. He would be happy to teach anyone from outside the Midwest the classic game of Euchre. Along with being an RA, Thomas works for RecSports and is a member of the senior class council. Thomas loves meeting people and is excited to get to know all the Vermin in Carroll. 

Sam Doty – 3rd Floor 

Sam is a mechanical engineering student from Gloucester, Virginia. He is excited to spend his fourth year in Carroll with the best 100 guys on campus. Outside of class, he is president of the Baja SAE team and enjoys playing interhall sports with the Carroll guys. Sam’s favorite aspects of Carroll are the cookouts on Fridays and the late night talks in the hallways.  He loves taking advantage of the few weeks of nice weather with volleyball, spikeball, or ultimate games on Far Quad. While not great activities for South Bend, Sam also enjoys backpacking, fishing, and hunting. He looks forward to meeting the new residents of the best dorm off campus and growing closer to everyone in Carroll.

Nick Daniels – 4th Floor 

Nick is a senior from College Park, Maryland studying international economics with Arabic and a pre-health supplementary major. Outside of class, Nick sings in the Notre Dame Glee Club, works for the fire department as an EMT, and is involved in malaria research in the Lobo Lab. He enjoys music and sports, particularly football and basketball. He loves getting to know people and is always down for a late night conversation. He is very excited to meet everyone in Carroll, especially the new Vermin.


Father Mike Connors, C.S.C.

Fr. Mike Connors, C.S.C.

Rev. Michael E. Connors, C.S.C., Th.D., is a pastoral theologian and homiletician. In 1997 he joined the faculty of the Theology Department at the University of Notre Dame, where he now also directs the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics. A native of the Chicago area, he majored in American History as an undergraduate at Illinois College. He made final profession in the Congregation of Holy Cross in September, 1983, and was ordained to the priesthood in April, 1984. After several years of parish ministry, he did doctoral studies in theology at Regis College in Toronto.  Father Mike has lived on the second floor of Carroll Hall since 1999.

The son of a basketball coach, Father Mike continues to be a huge fan of the sport. But when it comes to baseball it’s White Sox all the way



Eric Styles, Rector

Sam Pasmann, Assistant Rector

Logan Wishart, Assistant Rector

Weston Dell

Noah Mattapallil

Tommy Kacius

Andrew Fulwider


2019-2020: AR Logan Wishart, RA Garrett Rethman, RA C. Will Coots, Rector Eric Styles, RA Christian Cyrul, RA Christ Tapia, AR Sam Pasmann


2018-2019: AR LaDarien Harris, RA Chris Mulholland, RA Justin Buettner, Rector Eric Styles, RA Jarek Jankowski, RA Jun Park, AR David Morris.


Eric Styles, Rector

David Morris, Assistant Rector

Dom Barceleau, Assistant Rector,

Chris Hull

Peter Chiang

Michael Junker

Ryan Mas


Eric Styles, Rector

Dom Barceleau, Assistant Rector

Mike Barrett, Assistant Rector

Ryan DiCicco

Mitch Meersman

Rob Myak

Chris Chin


Fr. Matt Kuczora, C.S.C., Rector

Erik Adams, Assistant Rector

Joe Guenther, Assistant Rector

Brendan Forte

Tim Olivier

Carter Boyd

Ben Willner


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Erik Adams, Assistant Rector

Joseph Guenther, Assistant Rector

Stephen Claucherty

Eric Donahue

Will Raaf

Michael Silvernagel


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Michael Beard,  Assistant Rector

Ryan Glenn, Assistant Rector

Timothy Brazelton

William Hefferon

Michael Russell

Keon (Peter) Woo


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Ryan Glenn, Assistant Rector

Guy Schwartz, Assistant Rector

Richard Estes

Jason Kippenbrock

Felipe Murguia

Michael Weiss


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Colin Diamond, Assistant Rector

Michael Regan, Assistant Rector

Michael DeRusso

Aaron Patzwahl

John Sanders

Mitch Speer


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Patrick Murren, Assistant Rector

Jason Steidl, Assistant Rector

Cody Borgstrom

Sam Russ

Rich Schroeder

Rob Wilson


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Preston Carter, Assistant Rector

Patrick Murren, Assistant Rector

James Hrdlicka

Adam Miller

Michael Schmitt

Javier Soegaard


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Matthew Palkert, Assistant Rector

Preston Carter, Assistant Rector

Robert Doone

Patrick Hagan

Mark McLaughlin

David Greene


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Matthew Palkert, Assistant Rector

Brian Vassal, Assistant Rector

Peter Hadley

Karl Liebenauer

John Mulvahill

Michael O’Connor


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Brian Kirzeder, Assistant Rector

Brian Vassal, Assistant Rector

Preston Carter

James Grace

Christopher Harris

Patrick Murren


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Thomas Bushlack,  Assistant Rector

Mark DeMott, Assistant Rector

David Di Lorenzo

Bill Jenesta

Brian Kirzeder

Ian Ward


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Mark De Mott, Assistant Rector

Ryan Greenberg

Patrick Mc Quillan

Karsten Steinhauser

Vincent Versagli


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Josef Reimer, Assistant Rector

Jacob Conger

Michael DeMuniz

Daniel Murphy

Elliot Poindexter


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

Josef Reimer, Assistant Rector

Jesus Flores

Son Nguyen

Kenneth Seifert

Thomas (T.J.) Tausch


Fr. James Lewis, O’Carm, Rector

George Rau  Assistant Rector

Dominic Angiollo

Patrick Brennan

Mark DeMott