Attending a secular college or university can be one of the most challenging times of a student’s life. What a blessing it is to be able to connect with a Lutheran campus ministry! Many of you have young people who will be starting college in the Fall. For some it will be their first time away from home, and away from their congregation.
Our District office wants to assist your college students in staying connected with the comfort and assurance of God’s Word while attending one of the UW system’s campuses. Please share the following LCMS Campus Ministry information with the parents of these children, or ask them for their child’s contact information while away from home and direct it to the appropriate ministry listed below.
- Carroll University – Rev. Peter Schmidt, Beautiful Savior Lutheran, Waukesha
1205 S. East Ave., 53186, 262-542-2496; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bslc-lcms.org
- UW-La Crosse – Rev. Jacob Eichers, Faith Lutheran, La Crosse
1407 Main St., 54601; 608-782-3696; email@example.com, www.faithonmain.com
- UW-Madison – Rev. Dan Anderson, Calvary Lutheran Chapel, Madison
701 State St., 53703; 608-215-9526; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.calvarymadison.org
- UW-Milwaukee – Rev. Michael Larson, Luther Memorial Chapel, Shorewood
3833 N. Maryland Ave., 53211; 414-332-5732, email@example.com, www.lmcusc.org
- UW-Oshkosh – Rev. Gregory Koepsell, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Oshkosh
2450 W 9th Ave., 54904; 920-231-0530, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goodshepherdinoshkosh.com/college-students
Also Rev. Richard Bartholomew, Grace Lutheran, Omro
720 Jackson Ave., 54963; 920-685-2621; email@example.com, www.graceomro.com
- UW-Plattville – Rev. Thomas Reeder, Apostles Lutheran, Platteville
6732 Highway 81, 53818; 608-348-9901; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alcplatteville.wordpress.com
- UW-Stevens Point – Rev. Andrew Weden, 715-345-6510 (Bulletin insert)
- UW-Whitewater – Rev. David Emmrich, Living Savior Lutheran, Fort Atkinson
1661 Janesville Ave., 53538; 920-563-8050; email@example.com, www.peaceinfort.org
Here is a handy Campus Ministries form you may use to collect students names and colleges they will be attending so that you can connect them to the blessings of Christian fellowship at an LCMS church near their school. And if you need help in locating a church that’s not listed, or in another state, check this link to our LCMS Campus Ministry.
It is so important for our college students to remain grounded in their faith as they are exposed to so many temptations and confusing philosophies while preparing for their future careers. So thanks for doing your part in helping them find a go-to place to get their questions answered and feel more at home. Above all, please keep these young people–and their parents–in your prayers!