Aurora University

Campus Ministries

Lowry Chapel

The Wackerlin Center houses Aurora University’s campus ministry programming and chaplain’s office. We are here to help students grow in their faith and take part in services, conferences, and discussions that will help them cultivate their beliefs as well as see and value the perspectives of other spiritual traditions. No matter what faith or denomination you are, everyone is welcome at all of our campus ministry events.

There are three faith-based student organizations:

  • Delight Ministries (a women's Bible study)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

The campus ministries are meeting virtually during the pandemic. For the latest schedule, contact Chaplain Mark Woolfington at mwoolfington@aurora.edu or 630-844-6175.

Chaplain’s Outreach Events

All chaplain outreach events are held virtually. Join us for Chaplain Chats on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom. And watch for the "Word for the Week" video on the Wackerlin Center Facebook page.

Pastoral Care

Our University Chaplain is available to all students, faculty, and staff who might find it helpful to meet when needing emotional or spiritual support. Situations may include:

  • When making a difficult decision
  • When feeling lonely, disconnected, or confused
  • When facing a crisis
  • Wanting to explore meditation, prayer, or silence
  • Wanting to explore a relational or vocational path

Please contact Chaplain Mark Woolfington at either mwoolfington@aurora.edu or 630-844-6175.

Worship Services

Throughout the year, our University Chaplain presides over numerous worship services in our on-campus chapel, Lowry Chapel. The worship services are on hold temporarily due to the pandemic. Check back here for updates or follow the Wackerlin Center on Facebook and Twitter.

Local Places of Worship

Please click here for a list of local places of worship in the greater Aurora area.

Prayer Requests

For more than 125 years, Aurora University faculty and staff and students and alumni have joined together in prayer, whether during chapel service, at Convocation or Commencement, during the Alumni Service of Remembrance or during a Fellowship of Christian Athletes gathering, or a Delight Ministries Bible Study meeting. Prayer can lessen burdens, increase joy, offer comfort, and provide solace.

In this spirit, the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action has established a virtual prayer community and request board where you can submit individual prayers. Every Friday, Chaplain Mark Woolfington will lift these prayers during his weekly devotional on the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action Facebook page.

Click here to share a prayer request.