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

Canterbury Club at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Anglican Communion)
Suppers, Service Projects, and Retreats
Worship at 10:00am on Sundays & 12:30pm on Fridays
402 W. Mill Street
(618) 529-4316
Rev. Dale Coleman

Carbondale Church of Christ
Sunday Worship at 10:45am; Bible Class at 9:45am.  Wednesday Campus Meetings at 5pm at SIU Dining Center.
1805 W. Sycamore Street
(618) 457-5105
Adam Jones, Minister

Chabad Jewish Center at SIU
Shabbat services and dinner Friday night 7:30; Many holiday programs and study sessions available.
1306 W. Chautauqua 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

Epiphany Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Worship on Sundays at 9:30 am.
1501 W. Chautauqua
(618) 457-2065 /
Rev. Brian Coffey, Pastor

Gaia House – Interfaith Center
With a mission to SIUC students and an outreach to the wider area, we are a welcoming community committed to spiritual awareness that integrates peace, justice, and ecological sustainability.
913 S. Illinois Ave.
(618) 549-7387 /

Grace Presbyterian Church
Worship on Sundays at 4:00pm; discussion groups on Mondays at 7:00pm; prayer group on Wednesdays at 6:00pm.
624 N. Oakland Ave.
(618) 559-3541 cell / (618) 529-1616 office
J. Wyatt George, Pastor

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Worship on Thursdays at 7:00pm.  Small groups on campus throughout the week.
(618) 593-6386
Annie McCormick

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. Jay Holden, Pastor
Rev. Peter Weeks, Pastor

Newman Catholic Student Center
Mass on Sundays at 11:15 am & 5:15 pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:15pm.  Small groups; retreats; free dinners on Thursdays at 6:00 pm.
715 S. Washington St.
(618) 529-3311 /
Tim Taylor, Director

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