Quick Contact

The Center for Spiritual Life
Wireman Chapel at Eckerd College

Doug McMahon, Jr.
Director of the Center for Spiritual Life and Chaplain

Libby Shannon '05
Associate Director of the Center for Spiritual Life and Chaplain

Father John Gerth
Catholic Campus Ministries

Rabbi Ed Rosenthal, Campus Rabbi
Executive Director Suncoast Hillel
Office: 813-899-2788
Office Fax: 813-899-2919

Center for Spiritual Life

Center for Spiritual Life

Campus Ministries

Welcome to Campus Ministries at Eckerd College!

We exist to help students grow in their faith, to provide a safe place for students to ask questions about themselves and God in the world, and to reach out to and provide service for the EC community.

Our regular activities include:

  • Catholic Mass at 6:30pm Saturdays
  • Dorm Conversations and Dinners with Professors
  • Hillel Jewish Student Center
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship ( Meets weekly each semester )
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Weekly Bible Study)
  • Fire By Night (Monthly Christian worship service)
  • Weekly Mediation Classes

We hope you'll take some time to explore the life of the spirit while you're here. God can be found in the beautiful setting of this campus, interactions with students, staff, and faculty, and in the many opportunities for worship and Bible study. You can also stop by just to chat - our offices are in the Chapel - you're always welcome!  Please contact at chaplains@eckerd.edu for information about meeting times for any of our services or events.

Mission and Work

Eckerd College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church, USA and is a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities.

The mission and work of the Center are enriched and informed by the Reformed Tradition, while remaining ecumenical and inclusive in focus as the Center seeks to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse academic community.