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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:

University of Minnesota Twin Cities: The Wesley Foundation
1219 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

This United Methodist-related campus ministry, dedicated to welcoming all persons, is a community of faith that seeks to practice justice and cross-faith traditions and to create a world of tolerance and compassion for all persons. The Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota provides direction of spiritual formation and community for college students on the U of M campus through worship, Bible and book study, and retreat.

Lauren Rheingans, Campus Minister

Jill Apple, Development Director / (612) 234-1716

Hamline University chaplaincy: Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice
1536 Hewitte Ave. MS A-1735
St. Paul, MN 55104

The Wesley Center’s mission is to connect the pursuit of the common good with growth of the whole person through compassionate action and courageous reflection. The center provides opportunities to explore interfaith perspectives and grow in your own spirituality, serve others, and work with others for social justice in our communities.

Contact: Rev. Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, Ph.D. / (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. Join them on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. with a free home-cooked meal for some faith and community formation. The Wesley Foundation also ministers to students with monthly worship services lead by a worship band.

Contact: Board President Paulette Tonn Booker

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. Mariah Furness Tollgaard / (651) 645-0667 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