Father John Gerth
Catholic Campus Ministries
Wondering Who does What?
The Director of the Center for Spiritual Life/Chaplain and Associate Director of the Center for Spiritual Life/Associate Chaplain are primarily concerned with the spiritual lives of students and are pastors to the entire Eckerd Community. The Chaplains direct the Student Ministry Coordinators. A generous endowment from the late Mr. Jack Eckerd supports through stipend and program funding this group of students who seek to be a vital, contemporary Christian witness to their peers.
The Center for Spiritual Life is overseen by the Director of the Center for Spiritual Life/Chaplain, whose responsibilities include the programs of the Center. Among other tasks, the Director of the Center for Spiritual Life/Chaplain administers The Center's popular lecture series, relates to local churches and faith-based organizations, especially the Presbyterian Church (USA), to whom the college is related by covenant, and maintains programs that connect students with religious bodies off campus.
The Coordinator of the Colloquy leads the Faculty Fellows in selecting topics and preparing for discussions.
The Catholic Campus Minister and the Campus Rabbi address the needs of Eckerd Catholic and Jewish communities, respectively.