Chaplain's Office

The University Chaplain is here to help students grow in their faith and take part in experiences that will help them cultivate their beliefs as well as see and value the perspectives of other spiritual traditions. The chaplain offers the following:

Pastoral Care

Our 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

Prayer Requests

For more than 125 years, AU faculty, staff, students, and alumni have joined together in prayer, whether during chapel service, at Convocation or Commencement, during the Alumni Service of Remembrance, or during student organization meetings. Prayer can lessen burdens, increase joy, offer comfort, and provide solace.

Campus Worship Services

Throughout the year, our chaplain presides over numerous worship services in our on-campus chapel, Lowry Chapel, which is located on the third floor of Eckhart Hall. View dates of upcoming worship services here.

Faith-based Student Organizations

The chaplain advises and oversees AU's faith-based student organizations, which currently include:

The Wackerlin Center and Chaplain's Office welcome and support students of all backgrounds and beliefs. If you would like to establish a student organization for your faith, please contact the chaplain. 


Contact Information

Mark Woolfington, University Chaplain
Eckhart Hall Room 302A