Fr. Charles Allen
Fr. Charles AllenChaplain
Fr. Charles Allen is an Episcopal priest who has served GraceUnlimited since 2004. Rather than providing all the answers, he prefers to ask a lot of questions, and he welcomes yours, too. You’ll often find Father Charles at Starbucks in Atherton Union, sitting in on a music or religion class, or occasionally teaching a class in the Religion Department. He also enjoys singing and is a member of the Butler Chorale.
Jake Small
Jake SmallPresident
Jake Small is a senior at Butler and the President of GraceUnlimited. He is a student of Anthropology with interdisciplinary interests in Classical and Religious Studies. Jake has spent time as a member of Butler’s Interfaith Council and aided in putting together various vigils and service events on and off campus. He is also a confirmed Episcopalian and avid reader of varioustheologians such as Catherine Keller and Charles Hartshorne. Jake hopes to help GraceUnlimited foster a healthy community of honest and meaningful interaction and empower its members to involve themselves in movements for the common good.
Cassie Almendras
Cassie Almendras
Cassie is a 5th year student at Butler in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. She has been a member of Grace Unlimited for three years. She enjoys the open-minded and progressive community that GU creates. In her free time, Cassie enjoys being a foodie, spending time surrounded by nature, and petting her roommate’s cat, Kimchi.
Katie Crouse
Katie Crouse
Katie Crouse is a senior at Butler University studying Music, International Studies, and Religion. Katie enjoys discovering the connections between her fields of study through hands on experiences. Katie was introduced to interfaith work in the Indianapolis area through her internship with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation during her sophomore year. Like Avery, Katie is proud to be from the East Coast and is often seen sporting the Maryland flag around campus. She is excited to spread love and form connections through GraceUnlimited this year.
Alex McGrath
Alex McGrath
Alex McGrath is a sophomore at Butler University studying Music Composition and Computer Science. Although relatively new to GraceUnlimited, he is passionate about the inclusive environment it creates that fosters an open discussion about faith and the questions that arise with it. Alex is an advocate for social equity and acceptance across Butler’s campus and his local community here in Indianapolis. He also plays violin with the Butler Symphony Orchestra and writes music for many groups on campus.
Avery Schott
Avery Schott
Avery T. Schott is a current senior at Butler University studying vocal music and Peace and Conflict Studies.
Growing up in the musical traditions of the Episcopal church Mr. Schott carries his love of music to other faith groups throughout the city of Indianapolis. He currently serves as the choral director of Roberts Park United Methodists Church. Avery has performed internationally in Italy, England, Germany, and Austria. He is a proud New Englander as he grew up outside of Hartford, Connecticut.
He hopes to help GraceUnlimited continue to spread acceptance and love throughout Butler’s campus.
Colette Smith
Colette Smith
Colette is a sophomore at Butler University studying Health Sciences, on the pre-PA track. She values learning about social issues, and what can be done to diminish the disparities between different races, classes, and sexes. She currently volunteers with IndyHunger, specifically with a program that educates low income individuals on healthy cooking. She hopes to pursue a career in women’s health, with aspirations to empower women in feeling educated and in control of their health.