Thank you for your interest in this year’s Annual Augustine Collective Conference! There are three “tracks” for registration:

  • If you are a current student at a university or college that has an Augustine Collective publication, please contact your Editor-in-Chief to RSVP
  • If you are a current student at a school without an Augustine Collective publication and you would like to attend the retreat, please email
  • If you are an alumnus or alumna of an Augustine collective publication, please fill out the RSVP form linked here. Please note: Alumni are responsible for all their own transportation and lodging costs and some of their meal costs (some, but not all, of the meals will be provided). See the form for more details.

Below you’ll find the Augustine Collective team and coaches. Questions should generally be directed to the AC’s Program Manager Peter Blair, but if you need assistance before, during, or after the retreat, please feel free to contact any of the following people:


Andrew Schuman

Andrew Schuman is the Director of Veritas Labs for the Veritas Forum, where he serves as Director of the Augustine Collective and Veritas Academies. As an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, Andrew founded The Apologia, Dartmouth’s journal of Christian thought, and then co-founded The Augustine Collective in 2010. 

Peter Blair
AC Program Manager

Peter is the Program Manager for the Augustine Collective at the Veritas Forum. At Dartmouth College, Peter was the third editor-in-chief of the The Dartmouth Apologia. After graduating, he served first as a writer and then as an editor at The American Interest and then joined Thomistic Institute as the Campus Program Coordinator. Peter was also the co-founder and the founding editor-in-chief of Fare Forward.

Inez Tan
AC Coach

Inez Tan graduated from Williams College in 2012, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Williams Telos. She is the author of This is Where I Won't Be Alone: Stories. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Poetry at the University of California, Irvine, and holds an MFA in Fiction from the University of Michigan.

Jake Casale
AC Coach

Jake Casale graduated from Dartmouth College in 2017, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The Dartmouth Apologia. He is currently working as a research assistant at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Esther Jiang
AC Coach

Esther Jiang graduated from Cornell University in 2016, where she served as the founding editor of The Cornell Claritas. She is currently a law school student at Columbia University in New York City.

Ryan Stewart
AC Coach

Ryan Stewart graduated in 2014 from Pomona College, where he founded and served as editor-in-chief of the The Claremont Ekklesia. He is currently pursuing an MDiv degree at Yale Divinity School.

Kelsey Waddill
AC Coach

Kelsey Waddill graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2018 with degrees in Writing Seminars and Film & Media Studies. She acted as the Chief of Videography for three years in The Hopkins Dialectic. She now lives and works as a writer and producer in New York City.