Siri Erickson


Chaplain of the College and Director of the Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics in Chaplains' Office

Siri Erickson is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has led in both congregational and campus settings over the past fifteen years.  In congregational settings, she has developed lifelong learning programs and systems, equipped people in the church to be theologians, and cultivated spiritual leaders.  Erickson is a designer and builder of innovative educational programs for youth and adults.  

At Gustavus, she is the leader of the Chaplains' Office team and is the first director of the Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics, a summer program that prepares high school students to build creative alliances between religion and science in order to address the world’s most pressing challenges.  In addition, she created and leads the Catalyst Project, a storytelling platform for Christian science majors to reflect on how they are living out their callings through their study and work in the sciences.  Erickson currently provides leadership for religious and spiritual life at Gustavus and manages the new Bonner Multifaith Center, which supports diverse religious and spiritual practices on campus.  

Professional Credentials and Associations

  • Ordained minister of word and sacrament; rostered with the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA
  • Member of the Association for College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) and the National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC)
  • Engaged Compassion Formation graduate, 9 month compassionate leadership training program through the Center for Engaged Compassion, Claremont, CA

Rev. Erickson is currently working on her Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership at Claremont School of Theology.


B.A. in Chemistry, Carleton College; M.Div., Claremont School of Theology


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Course Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
FTS-100 FTS:Science & Religion 1 2016/FA