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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.

If you are a young adult, or if you know of a young adult who is looking for a community of friends and a way to express faith, consider campus ministry. The campus ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) welcome everyone into their loving and accepting communities. Young adults experience unique spiritual, intellectual and emotional challenges. ELCA Campus Ministry seeks to strengthen and support them as they learn and grow.

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

Erica Lybrand
erica.lybrand@rtt-law.com

Anderson University

Rev. J. Chris Fischer
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 209 Broad Street, Anderson, SC 29621
864-224-4220 htlcpastor@htlc-anderson.com

Charleston Southern University

Pastoral Vacancy at this time

The Citadel

Rev. Alvin Schrum
St. Johannes Lutheran Church, 48 Hasell St., Charleston, SC 29401-1616
803-201-1857 pastor.shrum@gmail.com

Clemson University & Tri-County Tech

Rev. Josh Kestner
Lutheran Campus Ministry – Clemson, 111 Sloan Street, Clemson, SC 29631
864-654-4232 JKestne@g.clemson.edu

College of Charleston & Medical University of Charleston

Rev. Eric Childers
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
843-723-1611 pastor@smlccharleston.org

Converse College, Wofford College, USC-Upstate

Rev. Mike Shackelford
St. John Lutheran Church, 415 S. Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302
864-583-8167 mtshack@gmail.com

Erskine College & Lander University

Rev. Rusty Kehl
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Creswell Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646
864-223-0590 pastorrusty@ilcgreenwood.com

Francis Marion University

Rev. Jeff Shealy
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1201 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501
843-662-4622 jwshealy@gmail.com
– and –
Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 3123 W Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501
843-669-2355

Furman University

Deacon Mandi Whitley
421 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
864-242-5702 mtwhitley@trinitylutheran.ws

Grand Strand

Rev. Hank Moody
1414 Saint Thomas Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
843-992-8425 pastorhankmoody@aol.com

Newberry College

Rev. Ernie Worman
2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108
803-947-2052 Ernie.worman@newberry.edu
@WolvesNministry on Twitter

Presbyterian College

Pastoral Vacancy at this time

University of South Carolina – Aiken

Rev. Adam Carnell
961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken, SC 29803
803-649-4021 officeadmin@stpaullc.net

University of South Carolina & Columbia Area Schools

Rev. Michele C. Fischer
Lutheran Campus Ministry, 1702 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-525-4100 luminatusc@gmail.com

Winthrop University

Dr. Olga-Maria Cruz
520 Aiken Ave, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
803-324-5295 winthropwelcm@gmail.com

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Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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