Lutheran Campus Ministry
The Campus Ministry Team
The Campus Ministry Team oversees all synod campus ministry programs. The team is responsible for planning activities and allocating dollars to each campus ministry program.
Lutheran Campus Ministry throughout South Carolina is gearing up for fall! Campus pastors are reaching out this summer to students who are or will be attending local colleges and universities in the fall.
If you know of a young adult at one of our South Carolina schools, please send his or her name (along with an address, if possible) to the appropriate campus pastors.
Student Referral Form
LCM has staffed ministries at many colleges and universities; partner congregations serve others. If you will share with us the names of your members attending college, we will send the referral to the appropriate pastors. All names will be entered into a South Carolina Synod database for notices and invitations to student gatherings.
You can use this referral tool to find a campus ministry near you. If you are looking for a school that is not listed, we will direct your referral to the nearest ELCA Lutheran church.
We are a church that is energized by lively engagement in our faith and life. The mission of campus ministry in the ELCA is to invite people in academic settings to engage more deeply with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the community that bears his name, so that they can discover and fulfill their vocation as disciples. Find out more about Campus Ministry across the ELCA.
Who to Contact
South Carolina Campus Ministry Committee Chair
Rev. J. Chris Fischer
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 209 Broad Street, Anderson, SC 29621
Charleston Southern University
Pastoral Vacancy at this time
Rev. Alvin Schrum
St. Johannes Lutheran Church, 48 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401-1616
Clemson University & Tri-County Tech
Rev. Josh Kestner
Lutheran Campus Ministry – Clemson, 111 Sloan Street, Clemson, SC 29631
College of Charleston & Medical University of Charleston
Rev. Eric Childers
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Converse College, Wofford College, USC-Upstate
Rev. Mike Shackelford
St. John Lutheran Church, 415 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302
Erskine College & Lander University
Rev. Rusty Kehl
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Creswell Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646
Francis Marion University
Rev. Jeff Shealy
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1201 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501
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Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 3123 W Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501
Deacon Mandi Whitley
421 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
Rev. Hank Moody
1414 Saint Thomas Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Pastoral Vacancy at this time
University of South Carolina – Aiken
Rev. Adam Carnell
961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken, SC 29803
University of South Carolina & Columbia Area Schools
Rev. Michele C. Fischer
Lutheran Campus Ministry, 1702 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Dr. Olga-Maria Cruz
520 Aiken Ave, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
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