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 - Self-Expression Through the Arts

January 22

Artistic self-expression connects body, mind, and spirit--and it's fun. On different Tuesdays we'll play with coloring, drawing, creative writing, and improvisational theater games. Everyone is welcome to participate--no experience needed. Daily Sabbath is a time to pause from our regular work and tend to our spiritual and emotional wellbeing.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Jan 22 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Self-Expression Through the Artshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-self-expression-through-the-arts/59242Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Pop-up Chapel (Outside Dining Hall)https://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-pop-up-chapel-outside-dining-hall-2/59246Outside the Dining Hall
Jan 23 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Mindfulness Meditationhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-mindfulness-meditation-19/59250Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall
1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Christ Chapel - Morning Praisehttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-christ-chapel-morning-praise-8/59254Christ Chapel
Jan 24 1010:20 am Daily Sabbath at Bonnier Multifaith Center - Sabbath Yogahttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/daily-sabbath-at-bonnier-multifaith-center-sabbath-yoga-19/59258Bonnier Multifaith Center in Anderson Hall