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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.


Name of Student
Address of Student


Name of Student
Address of Student
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

Anderson University

Pastoral Vacancy at this time

Charleston Southern University

Pastoral Vacancy at this time

The Citadel

Rev. Phillip Clark
St.Mark Lutheran Church, 300 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

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. Dr. Eric Childers & Daniel Crofts
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
843-723-1611 &

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. Chris Christopher and Paige Johnson
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Creswell Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646
864-223-0590 or

Francis Marion University

Rev. Jeff Shealy
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1201 Cherokee Road, Florence, SC 29501
– and –
Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, 3123 W Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501

Furman University

Deacon Mandi Whitley
421 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Grand Strand

Rev. Hank Moody
1414 Saint Thomas Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Newberry College

Rev. David Coffman
2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108
@WolvesNministry on Twitter

Presbyterian College

Pastoral Vacancy at this time

University of South Carolina – Aiken

Deacon Kathleen Cartledge
961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken, SC 29803

University of South Carolina & Columbia Area Schools

Rev. Jesse Canniff-Kuhn
Gamecock Lutheran, 1702 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Winthrop University

Rev. Dr. Norbert F. Hahn
520 Aiken Ave, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730 803.324-5295

Caroline Haggard, Board Chair (UofSC)

Bob Stonebraker, Board Chair (WELCM Winthrop)

Laura Altman, Board Chair (CofC/Charleston)

Mission Partners

Get In Touch

This is Christ’s Church. There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Contact Information

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

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