About Us

Ex Corde, a production of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, draws its inspiration from St. John Paul II, who said colleges must “instill the Gospel message of Christ in souls and cultures” (Ex Corde Ecclessiae, 20). The Benedictine mission of community, faith and scholarship transformed culture in Europe at the dawn of Western Civilization and we believe it can do the same in America today. To Transform Culture in America, Benedictine College plans to Form its students deeply in the mission, Advance its mission through alumni in every walk of life, and Extend its mission regionally and nationally.

About Benedictine College

Founded in 1858 and located on the bluffs of the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas, Benedictine College is building one of the great Catholic colleges in America in order to educate Benedictine leaders who will transform the world through its mission of community, faith, and scholarship.

Meet the Team

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes

Vice President, College Relations
Editor, Ex Corde

Nathan Pickman

Nathan Pickman

Director, Ex Corde

Michael Coy

Michael Coy

Video Specialist

Angelica Nelson

Angelica Nelson

Graduate Assistant