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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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College Ministries
The Diocese of Southern Virginia supports ministries on the college campuses throughout Virginia. Here is a list of our college ministry programs and the clergy who lead these active programs.

Department of College Ministries

The department of college ministries 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.

Canterbury Fall Retreat
November 15-17
Chanco on the James

College students are invited to attend the Canterbury Fall Retreat at Chanco on the James, Nov 15-17. Our retreat will consist of corporate reflection and prayer time, conversation, lots of free time, eating, campfire, and the famous Chanco ropes course. The cost of the retreat is $20 to help defray the expenses related to lodging, meals, and activities. After you finish filling out the sign-up form, click submit and then submit your payment by clicking the link on the last page. Register here.


College Ministries Commission

The College Ministries Commission, established by Bishop Hollerith, will seek to support existing campus ministries and chaplains, develop a strategic vision for ministry with college-aged persons throughout the diocese, and determine what methods of evaluation will be most helpful for the purposes of advocacy and ministry development. Current members of the commission are the Rev. Jennifer Andrews-Weckerly, the Rev. Canon Win Lewis, Harper Lewis, and the Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander.

Campus Ministry Contacts

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
Congregation of St. Stephen's, ststephens372@gmail.com

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
The Rev. Dr. Daniel McClain, chaplain@brutonparish.org

Hampden Sydney College and Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Helen Scoville Pemberton, helenscoville@hotmail.com

Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
The Rev. Harold Cobb & Congregation of Grace Church, gracechurchnorfolk@gmail.com

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
The Rev. Genevieve Nelson, nelson.genevieve@gmail.com

Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
The Rev. Willis Foster & Congregation of St. Stephen's, ststephensepiscopal@verizon.net

Other Virginia Campus Contacts

Youth Missioner Megan Dern can assist you with contact informatoin for Canterbury Programs in other parts of Virginia, mdern@diosova.org or 757-213-3393.


The C. Charles Vaché Scholarship Fund

Vache 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.

Other Scholarships

Ridley Foundation Scholarship information can be found here.

Episcopal Church Women Scholarship information can be found here.




Last Published: October 17, 2019 11:26 AM