Office of the Chaplains

Religious Practice, Spiritual Wellbeing, and Interfaith Learning

An important part of your college experience is tending to your holistic wellbeing: spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional. Though we specialize in the spiritual, our team in the Office of the Chaplains is here to support you as a whole person.

Spiritual Wellbeing Includes: 
  • developing and sustaining a connection to something larger than yourself (might be a deity/God or religious leader, sacred texts, ethical values, the natural world, community, etc.)
  • making meaning and finding a sense of purpose in your life
  • engaging in practices that help you be fully present to your authentic self and to others

We can help...


  • with peers who share your spiritual or religious identity
  • with peers from different spiritual and religious backgrounds
  • with other resources on campus for various facets of wellbeing


  • your wellbeing through individual appointments with a chaplain
  • your spiritual exploration and specific religious practices and holidays
  • your use of the Multifaith Center, Christ Chapel, and other gathering spaces on campus


  • learn how to discover and reflect on your sense of meaning and purpose
  • learn interfaith leadership skills to build bridges between people who hold diverse identities (religious, spiritual, racial, cultural, etc)
  • learn practices and habits to enhance your spiritual wellbeing


Next Event

Christmas in Christ Chapel

December 1

Celebrate the holiday season at Christmas in Christ Chapel featuring the Gustavus Choir, Choir of Christ Chapel, Christ Chapel Ringers, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, Lucia Singers, and dancers.

Services for 2021

  • Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. (performance will also be livestreamed)
  • Sunday, December 5 at 3:30 p.m.


In partnership with Heroic Productions, Christmas in Christ Chapel will be broadcast online on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. CST and archived on this website.

Tickets will go on sale in October 2022.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Dec 1 7:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel Chapel
Dec 2 7:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel Chapel
Dec 3 7:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel Chapel
Dec 4 3:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel Chapel
May 27, 2023 910 a.m. Baccaulaureate Services - 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Chapel