Department of College Ministries
This commission helps guide ministry initiatives for college-age persons in Southern Virginia, manages the Bishop Vaché Scholarship Fund and provides peer support for the campus chaplains and Canterbury Club programs of the diocese. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA - The Rev. Lauren McDonald, email@example.com
Longwood University & Hampden Sydney College, Farmville, VA - Mr. Bob Zupanek, firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA - The Rev. Gillian Barr, email@example.com
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA - The Rev. John Kerr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Virginia Campus Contacts
Below are listed contacts for Canterbury Programs in other parts of the state:
Canterbury Club at Christopher Newport University
CNU Canterbury Club is based at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newport News, just off of campus. Our campus ministry is to the students, faculty and staff of Christopher Newport University. Canterbury provides a place for students to come and share ideas and concerns about their faith and daily life in a safe, supportive community. The Canterbury Club provides a quiet place to study, in the Canterbury Room at St Stephen’s Church, a place to worship and/or a place to have a meal and fellowship. Chaplain Wendy also works with other chaplains on campus to provide an ecumenical ministry to the campus community.
Canterbury Center at Old Dominion University
The purpose of the Canterbury Center at ODU is to provide a supportive Christian environment for the faculty, staff and students at Old Dominion University. This support includes quiet study, counseling, social activities, as well as spiritual formation and worship. By maintaining an atmosphere of warm welcome towards all who come to the Center, we strive to demonstrate God’s love for all God’s people.
Canterbury at The College of William & Mary
The chaplaincy understands its ministry as the Episcopal chaplaincy to the faculty, staff and students of the College of William and Mary. We are defined as a joint ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and Bruton Parish with an important role is in bridging the town-and-gown relationship in Williamsburg. We do this by celebrating the Eucharist in Bruton Parish Church every Sunday evening in term-time and conducting the All Saints/ All Souls Service, the Easter Vigil, St Francis fair, etc and by training acolytes, providing members for various Bruton committees (such as Vestry, Mission and Outreach.) We are widely involved in parish activities.
Although we maintain a thriving Episcopal presence and celebrate the Eucharist in the College’s historic Wren Chapel every Tuesday evening, Canterbury works ecumenically within CaMU (Campus Ministries United), the William and Mary chaplaincies team. The chaplain is available pastorally to all the students and student groups on campus, such as Lambda Alliance and is trusted by all such groups, even the Humanist Society.
The C. Charles Vaché Scholarship Fund
2013 Scholarship Application
The Bishop Vaché Scholarships provide funds to assist low-income and minority college students in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. First-year students as well as returning college students are welcome to apply. Scholarship awards range from $1000-$5000 per academic year.
Ridley Foundation Scholarship information can be found here.
Episcopal Church Women Scholarship information can be found here.