Campus Ministries

The Minnesota Conference’s Higher Education Ministry Team, in covenant with local churches, equips and empowers campus ministries and chaplaincies to build and cultivate Christian community.

Students attending college are highly encouraged to consider a campus ministry or chaplaincy community as the next step in their faith journey. Campus ministries are places for questioning, doubting, learning, practicing leadership, and being in mission to benefit the community and the world. Students involved in Minnesota United Methodist campus ministries experience college through the lens of faith and explore their vocation through worship, study, service, and justice.

Campus ministers and chaplains provide an extension of the local church on the college campus, thus bringing United Methodist values to a college setting, and especially to students participating in campus ministry and chaplaincy programs.

The campus ministries in Minnesota are:

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities
2200 Hillside Ave,
St. Paul, MN 55108

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a Reconciling United Methodist campus ministry. Our mission is to welcome and empower today’s students as they grow into tomorrow’s Christian leaders. Through worship, covenant groups, retreats, and theological discussions, we explore faith together and ask big questions. We invite students to be their authentic selves in our community, where we affirm that all are beloved children of God.

This group is a registered student organization and is independent of the University of Minnesota.

Contact: Rev. Lauren Rheingans, Campus Minister

Hamline University: Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice

Location: 318 (third floor) Anderson Center
774 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104

Mailing address: 1536 Hewitt Ave., MS A-1735, St. Paul, MN 55104

The Wesley Center strives to help students find their pathways to serve the common good and make a difference in the world. We connect the pursuit of the common good with growth of the whole person through compassionate action and courageous reflection, offering high-impact programming and initiatives to engage faculty, staff, and students with practices of spirituality, service, and social justice. Student-led groups and collaborative community building projects encourage students to develop educational, communal, and interfaith leadership skills at Hamline and beyond.

Contact: Chaplain Kelly Figueroa-Ray / 651-523-2750

Minnesota State University, Mankato: The Wesley Foundation

The Wesley Foundation at MNSU is a community dedicated to raising up generations of dynamic Christians who lead, inviting real people into real ministry in the real world. The Wesley Foundation will not be active for the 2022-2023 school year. All students are welcome at nearby Hilltop UMC.

Contact: Rev. Matt Sipe, pastor of Hilltop UMC 

University of Minnesota Duluth: United Campus Ministry

United Campus Ministry's mission is to guide and support spiritual growth in the academic environment at UMD. We value students, our Christian tradition, diversity, peace and justice, community, and interfaith dialogue.

Contact: Joanne Coffin-Langdon, Campus Minister / (218) 251-4388 (Cell)

More campus ministries across Minnesota are being developed. Contact Rev. Lauren Rheingans at / (651) 815-7026 about starting a ministry at a campus near you.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058