Faith on Campus

Campus Ministries is an association for faith communities active at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Membership is open to all religious groups recognized by the university.  Each faith community organizes its own activities.  The overall goals of Campus Ministries are to connect students to their particular faith community, to promote spiritual growth, and to support the relevancy of religious expression on our university campus.

The following is a list of faith communities with campus ministries at SIU. If you’re looking for a faith community not listed here, or you have any other questions, please contact our president, Jay Holden.

American Baptist Campus Ministry
Residential rooms available; students meet weekly to join together in worship, Bible discussion, and fellowship.
516 S. Hays Ave.
(618) 444-3412
John Pitchford, Campus Minister

Cantebury Club at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Anglican Communion)
Student Suppers 1st and 3rd Sundays at 5:00pm, Worship at 10:00 am on Sundays & noon on Fridays.
402 W. Mill Street
(618) 529-4316
Rev. Katheryn Jeffrey

Carbondale Muslim Center
Friday prayer 1:00-1:40pm.  Sunday Class and discussion 11:30am to 1:00pm.  More classes offered at Gaia House Interfaith center.
Masjid An-Nur
530 N. Wall St.
(618) 457-6522

Chabad Jewish Center at SIU
Shabbat services and dinner Friday night 7:30; Many holiday programs and study sessions available.
704 W. Cherry St.
(618) 305-3280 /
Rabbi Mendel Scheiman

Christians Unlimited & Christian Campus Ministry
Contemporary & Traditional Worship with area congregations. Midweek small group Bible Study on campus. Service projects working with high school & international students.
(618) 529-7900
Don J. Wooters, Ph.D., Director

Gaia House – Interfaith Center
Interfaith explorations, film and social events, service projects, meditation, Quaker worship, vegetarian and international dinners, library and outdoor labyrinth.
913 S. Illinois Ave.
(618) 549-7387
Treesong, Program Director

Grace Presbyterian Church
Sunday mornings at 10:30am to worship, study, pray, and celebrate Communion.
624 N. Oakland Ave.
(618) 529-1616 /
Curran Bishop, Lead Pastor

Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
(847) 542-4034 /
Ben Friedman, President

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Worship on Thursdays at 7:00pm in Parkinson Auditorium.
(847) 826-6826
Greg Chimitris

Lutheran Student Fellowship (LCMS)
Worship on Sundays at 10:00 am (English & Chinese)
Our Savior Lutheran Church & Lutheran Student Center
700 S. University Ave.
(618) 549-1694
Rev. Robert Gray, Pastor
Rev. Jay Holden, Asst. Pastor

Lutheran Student Movement (ELCA)
Worship on Sundays at 9:30 am.
Epiphany Lutheran Church
1501 W. Chautauqua
(618) 457-2065
Marcia Anderson,
Lynn C. Smith,

Newman Catholic Student Center
Mass on Sundays at 11:00 am & 8:00 pm.  Free dinners on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
715 S. Washington St.
(618) 529-3311 /
Fr. Nick Junker, Chaplain

Wesley Foundation (United Methodist Student Center)
Worship on Wednesdays at 7:07 pm; Sunday Supper 5:30 pm.
816 S. Illinois Ave.
(618) 457-8165
Sherry Smedshammer