SIU Campus Ministries
Faith on Campus

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
“A Godly focused home away from home.”  Residential rooms are available; Students meet weekly for worship, Bible discussion, and fellowship.  ABCM – Where you are loved, and Jesus is lifted up.
516 S. Hays Ave.
(865) 237-7765
Jessica “JJ” Johnson, Director

Carbondale Church of Christ
Sunday Worship at 10:45am; Bible Class at 9:45am.
1805 W. Sycamore St.
(618) 457-5105
Adam Jones, Minister

Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship
Bring your authentic self!  Multiplatform Worship Sundays 10:30am; Online Vespers Service Wednesdays 7:00pm; Social Hour Fridays 5:00pm. LGBTQ+ welcoming and family friendly.
105 N. Parrish Ln.
(618) 529-2439
Rev. Sarah Richards, Minister

Chabad Jewish Center at SIU
Shabbat services and dinner Friday night 7:30; Many holiday programs and study sessions available.
821 S. Illinois Ave.
(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)
Open and affirming.  Worship on Sundays at 9:30am.
1501 W. Chautauqua
(618) 457-2065 /
Rev. Brian Coffey, Pastor

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Worship Sundays 10:30am. LGBTQ friendly.
306 W. Monroe St.
(618) 457-6817
Rev. Karen Knodt, Pastor

First United Methodist Church of Carbondale
Sunday morning worship and fellowship 8:15am and 10:45am.
215 W. Main St.
(618) 457-2416
Rev. Jim Barnett, Pastor

Gaia House – Interfaith Center
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 10:45am; prayer group on Wednesdays at 6:00pm.
624 N. Oakland Ave.
(618) 559-3541 cell / (618) 529-1616 office
Harris McCall Adams, Pastor

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Bible study 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; meal & Bible study after worship.
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

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
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

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ
Progressive Christianity, open & affirming.  Sundays – Bible Study 9:30am, Worship 10:30am
1512 Spruce St., Murphysboro
(618) 713-9434
Rev. Dr. Lauren Lambert-Goheen

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