Chaplains' Office

Christ Chapel in the evening

Welcome to the virtual home of the Chaplains' Office at Gustavus Adolphus College! The Chaplains' Office seeks to serve the entire Gustavus community?students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends. Through both the worship and programmatic aspects of our ministries, our intent is to be a nurturing, challenging, and sustaining presence in this community.

The center of our ministry is the worship of God rooted in the Lutheran Christian tradition. At the same time, we value and support ecumenical cooperation and inter-religious dialogue?key commitments that are historically significant in the Lutheran tradition.

Christ Chapel is also a learning place where the Gustavus community can experience music from around the world, listen to homilies from a variety of perspectives, and gather together during significant personal and corporate life passages.

The ministry of Christ Chapel extends far beyond the walls of Christ Chapel. We engage in pastoral conversation with people regarding vocation, faith questions, relationship struggles, crisis situations, and the daily joys and sorrows of life. These conversations happen in classrooms, on retreats, 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.

We pray and trust that God's presence is with us as we serve in this place.

Kom, var vår gäst,
stanna hos oss,
vårt hem är öppet.
Bär till oss ditt ljus,
uppfyll oss med din värme och klarhet.

Come, be our guest,
stay with us,
our home is open.
Bring us your light,
fill us with your warmth and brightness.

—from Gudstjänster Under Kyrkoåret (Uppsala Cathedral)

Chapel Staff

Name Title Phone
Siri Erickson Chaplain of the College and Founding Director of the Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics 507-933-7277
Grady St. Dennis ’92 Chaplain and Director of Church Relations 507-933-7661
Jodi Maas Assistant Director 507-933-7001
Chad Winterfeldt Cantor of Christ Chapel 507-933-7447
Caitlin Jensen Chaplaincy Resident 507-933-7450
Megan Bisek Administrative Assistant 507-933-7446