Office of the Chaplains

Religious and Spiritual Life

Welcome! The Office of the Chaplains equips students to connect faith and spirituality with learning and life so that they will be prepared to lead purposeful lives in a religiously diverse world. Rooted in the tradition and values of Lutheran higher education, we support diverse spiritual and religious practices, promote theological and vocational exploration, and foster interfaith cooperation in service to the common good on campus and in the greater community.

The Chaplains engage in conversations with the Gustavus community regarding vocation, faith questions, relationship struggles, crisis situations, and the daily joys and sorrows of life. These conversations happen in classrooms, on retreats, during and after worship, in the Marketplace, on walks in the Arboretum, in Bible studies, during service in the St. Peter community, and in many other ways and places.

The Chaplains' Office is located on the first floor of Old Main. The chaplains are available to meet with students on a drop-in basis and by appointment.

Chaplain Siri Erickson: 
To schedule an appointment, please email her at sericks5@gustavus.edu

Chaplain Maggie Falenschek: 
Click here to schedule an appointment during reserved office hour times. Chaplain Maggie can also be found holding open office hours accross campus, including the Center for Inclusive Excellence on Wednesdays from 2-3pm, please interupt her! For additional availability, please email her at mfalenschek@gustavus.edu
 
Chaplain Grady St. Dennis: 
To schedule an appointment, please email him at stdennis@gustavus.edu
 

Next Event

Daily Sabbath in the Bonnier Multifaith Center - Mindfulness Meditation

Today

Meditation calms our bodies and minds and cultivates compassion for ourselves and others. Counseling Center staff will lead the community in loving kindness and mindfulness meditation practices. No prior experience with meditation is required. Daily Sabbath is an opportunity to pause from our regular work and tend to our spiritual and emotional well-being.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath in the Bonnier Multifaith Center - Mindfulness Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-in-the-bonnier-multifaith-center-mindfulness-meditation-4Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Morning Praise Led by Gustavus Choirhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-led-by-gustavus-choir-4Christ Chapel
Tomorrow 1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath in the Multifaith Center - Praise Dancehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-in-the-multifaith-center-praise-danceBonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Student Speaker with Open Table Holy Communionhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-student-speaker-with-open-table-holy-communion-2Christ Chapel
Nov 22 1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath in the Bonnier Multifaith Center - Fridays For Futurehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-in-the-bonnier-multifaith-center-fridays-for-future-3Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall