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, during discussions, 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, during designated office hours, and by appointment.

Chaplain Siri Erickson: 
To schedule an appointment during Siri's office hours on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, click here: Office Hours - Appointments
To schedule an appointment at another time, please email her at sericks5@gustavus.edu

Chaplain Maggie Falenschek: 
To schedule an appointment during Maggie's office hours on Monday or Thursday afternoons, click here: Office Hours - Appointments
To schedule an appointment at another time, please email her at mfalenschek@gustavus.edu
 
Chaplain Grady St. Dennis: 
To schedule an appointment during Grady's office hours on Tuesday afternoons, click here: Office Hours - Appointments
To schedule an appointment at another time, please email him at stdennis@gustavus.edu
 

Next Event

Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Sabbath Yoga

Tomorrow

Yoga cultivates mindfulness through movement and breath. Kelly Karstad and other experienced yoga practitioners will lead the community in a gentle yoga practice. Come as you are, no need to change. Mats provided. Daily Sabbath is an opportunity to pause from our regular work and tend to our spiritual and relational well-being.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Tomorrow 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Sabbath Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-sabbath-yoga-17/59169Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Nicole Willis '20, and music by Paige Reiners '20, Caitlin Steffen '19, and Katelyn Yee '20https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-nicole-willis-20-and-music-by-paige-reiners-20-caitlin-steffen-19-and-katelyn-yee-20/59148Christ Chapel
78 pm Gustavus Meditation Clubhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-meditation-club-7/57687Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
78 pm Gustavus Meditation Club-Canceledhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/gustavus-meditation-club-canceled/59155Bonnier Multifaith Center
Dec 14 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Praying the Rosaryhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-praying-the-rosary-3/59170Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall