Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Campus Ministry in the Southeastern Synod

Do you know a student heading off to college somewhere in our four-state region of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, or Tennessee?

Are you a student heading off to college, and wish to make a connection to a campus ministry or a congregation near your school?

Then please click the image below to make a referral for yourself or someone else.  All connections are appreciated.

(***BE SURE TO GET PERMISSION from the student before sharing their information.***)


As we receive this input, we will either connect the student to the campus ministry connected to that campus, or we will share what congregations are closest to that campus.   

We especially wish for you to make a referral if the student has just graduated high school and is moving away from home for the first time.  This is a critical year for your student and we wish to be of assistance, if we can.

Visit the Lumin Website to find out about our campus ministries across the ELCA. lf you are looking for a campus ministry site or referring a student to a ministry, please look under "Contact".  Learn more about LuMin here.

 Check out the Southeastern Synod Campus Ministry sites:


Gathered by Grace reaches out to young adults and students in the Montgomery and Tuskegee areas.  They meet on Tuesday nights for dinner and dialogue at 6:30 pm at Newk’s 7880 Vaughn Road, Montgomery, AL and the First Thursday of every month in Tuskegee at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 701 W. Montgomery Rd, Tuskegee AL 36088 and for an online bible study on Sunday’s at 8:00 pm.  Log in: For more information visit or contact Pastor Tiffany Chaney at or 334-544-0472.


Breaking Bread - Tusculum University, Greeneville, TN.  This campus ministry is a joint effort amongst ELCA, PCUSA, United Methodist, and Episcopalians.  This effort is being led by Mr. Jordan Baker (professor at Tusculum) and Fr. Ken Saunders (St. James Episcopal, Greeneville, TN).   To keep up with the latest updates, checkout the Breaking Bread Facebook page and the campus ministry page on the St. James Episcopal website.

East Tennessee State University (ETSU) - Johnson City, TN.  Supported by Our Savior Lutheran Church.  This ministry works in coordination with Emmaus House - the Episcopal Campus Ministry of ETSU.  Emmaus House also works with the Presbyterian Campus Ministry.  Contact them here:

Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN. Contact Pastor Gretchen Person, Associate University Chaplain and Associate Director of Religious Life at or 615-322-6172.

University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN.  Tyson House Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry is located at 824 Melrose Place, Knoxville, TN.  Join us for dinner and worship each Sunday evening from 6:04 pm - 8:30 pm.  Morning Prayer is held at 11am on weekdays at Tyson House.  We focus on services to students, faculty, and staff of our university who can receive groceries and hygiene products.  Contact Father RJ Powell at

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, TN.  Project Canterbury is an Episcopal-Lutheran ministry to students and young adults in the Chattanooga area. We gather together for a free dinner and worship service on Monday evenings at 6pm during the school year, at Christ Church, 663 Douglas St., Chattanooga, TN.  Our website is, and you can find us on Facebook and Instagram @ProjectCanterbury.
Contact: or 423-451-6882.


University of Georgia - Athens, GA.  Supported by Holy Cross Lutheran Church the ministry meets for dinner at 7:00 pm on Sunday evenings and on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm for worship at the UGA Presbyterian Center located at 1250 Lumpkin Street.  Contact Pastor Nathan Hilkert at 706-548-3329 or

Georgia Institute of Technology , Agnes Scott College, Georgia State University and Emory University - Atlanta, GA.  Gracehouse, a Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry is located at 182 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA.  Join us for Contemplative Prayer at 12noon daily.  We hold worship and dinner every Tuesday at 6-7:30pm.  For more information visit or email the

Atlanta University Center - Atlanta, GA.  AUC Lutheran Campus Ministry serves Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and the Morehouse School of Medicine, Morris Brown College, Spellman College, and the Interdeomoninational Theological Center (ITC).  You can find out more information about their ministry on the AUC Lutheran Campus Ministry Facebook page or contact Pastor Everett Flanagan at or Malisha Brown at

Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA.  Canterbury Club welcomes all KSU students!  They meet on Sunday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at St. Catherines’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Rd, Marietta, GA and in the Fellowship Hall at First United Lutheran Church located across from campus at 3481 Campus Loop Road, Kennesaw.  Contact Pr. Michael Jannett (Assistant to the Bishop) at about connecting with this ministry.

Mercer University, Wesleyan College, & Middle Georgia State University - Macon, GA.  This Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry welcomes everyone. Please contact Dena Hobbs, Campus Missioner for meeting times/places for the three campuses. Her email is & cell 478-918-5497.  You can also find more about the ministry on their Facebook and Instagram pages at and Website:

Starting Something New?

The ELCA Southeastern Synod Campus Ministry has funds set aside for campus ministries.  Grants of up to $2,500 are available for NEW CAMPUS MINSITRY arrangements.  Grants of up to $1,000 are available to campus ministries or congregations to fund new ministry initiatives.

Click here to fill out the campus ministry grant application online  

Or print the form, fill it out, and submit to:

ELCA Southeastern Synod, PO Box 400, Decatur, Georgia 30031 attention Campus Ministry Team c/o Pastor Michael Jannett.

News from our the ELCA Director for

Campus Ministry, Rev. Lamont Wells