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
COVID-19 is growing our creative capacities!
Many of our programs and events are happening virtually this fall. Appointments with chaplains can take place virtually or in-person with appropriate procautions and social distancing. 

Next Event

Christmas in Christ Chapel Livestream Event

December 19

In the midst of a global pandemic and ongoing social discord, Christmas in Christ Chapel 2020 “Healer of the Nations, Come” will proclaim God’s healing presence made manifest in the salvation story, renewing mind and spirit through life–giving music, dance, spoken word, and visual arts.

This year, Christmas in Christ Chapel will be like nothing we have done before as the College adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic. The artistic team has gathered information on best practices based on extensive scientific research in order to safely offer this time-honored Gustavus tradition.

In partnership with Heroic Productions, Christmas in Christ Chapel will be broadcast online on Saturday, December 19 at 7:30 p.m. CST and archived on this website. 

No ticket is needed to view the livestream of this worship service.  However, if you order a ticket before December 8, you will have a program mailed to you prior to the livestream airs.  We ask that you only order one ticket per household.  You can order a ticket at

Support Christmas in Christ Chapel — Without ticket revenue support this year, we ask you to join us in underwriting the costs to make this year’s Christmas in Christ Chapel possible. We hope you will join us in supporting our music students and faculty as they bring this time-honored Gustavus tradition into our homes during this extraordinary year. Receive a commemorative gift box or ornament with your gift.  To donate, go to:

Upcoming events
Date Event
Dec 19 7:30 p.m. Christmas in Christ Chapel Livestream Event
May 15, 2021 910 a.m. Baccaulaureate Services - 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Chapel
10:3011:30 a.m. Baccaulaureate Services - 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Chapel