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 - Fridays For Future

Today

Inspired by Climate Activist Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future will be a space to reflect and facilitate dialogue about climate justice, coordinated by Building Bridges. Building Bridges recognizes the connections that different worldviews, faiths, and traditions have to our planet, and seeks to deepen this universal connection in the pursuit of climate justice. 

Upcoming events
Date Event
Today 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-2Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Musical Showcase: "Bless the Beasts" featuring Anna DeGraff, mezzo soprano and Szu-Ling Wu, pianohttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-musical-showcase-bless-the-beasts-featuring-anna-degraff-mezzo-soprano-and-szuling-wu-pianoChrist Chapel
Oct 21 79 p.m. Exploring religious Questions Series: Close Readings of the Book of Isaiah: Poetry, Justices and Inspiration for Todayhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/exploring-religious-questions-series-close-readings-of-the-book-of-isaiah-poetry-justices-and-inspiration-for-today-3Olin Hall, Room 103
Oct 23 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-3Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 a.m. Daily Sabbath: Morning Praise Led by Choir of Christ Chapelhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-morning-praise-led-by-choir-of-christ-chapel-4Christ Chapel