Religious Life Organizations

The University of Evansville's Religious Life Department offers support and guidance throughout these challenging, important years. This page outlines just a few of the opportunities for your spiritual development here at UE. Worship services, small group experiences, and pastoral care opportunities are offered in the sincere hope that you might find a place to grow spiritually during your time at the University of Evansville.

So as your mind is challenged to explore and expand, give your heart a stretch, too.

ACE Advocates

The purpose of Ace Advocates is to educate students at UE about social justice. The group exists to serve as an arsenal of advocates who work for social justice, through organizations like (CAJE), Congregations Advocating for Justice and Empowerment in and around the City of Evansville. All UE students are invited to participate. Meetings and special rallies are scheduled throughout the academic year.

Advisor: Tamara Gieselman, (
Student Contact: Colleen Dedalis, (


Encounter is a branch of the Baptist Collegiate Ministries of Evansville that thrives on relationships between both students and God. We desire real, authentic relationships that prepare us for life. Come join us as we seek how to live this life through the relationships that we hold closest to us.

Advisor: TBA
Contact: Sarah Warfield (

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a student led "huddle," which provides a weekly opportunity for growth in faith through worship and small group Bible studies. While this is an athletically-affiliated group, many non-athletes attend and are certainly welcome.

Advisor: Tammy Gieselman (


Hillel is the community for Jewish life on campus, providing students the opportunity to explore their Jewish identity and gain leadership experience. We host various cultural events, as well as educational opportunities for the entire campus. For more information, visit

Advisor: Dr. Valerie Stein (")
Contact: Jackie Kossoff (

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational group that focuses on turning college students into life-changing followers of Christ. Intervarsity has a weekly meeting, Bible studies, and many other opportunities to get involved. For more information, visit

Advisor: John Layer, PhD (

Kappa Chi

Kapp Chi is a co-ed Christian service fraternity and is open to any interested student. The group has weekly meetings on Mondays. Service opportunities include raising money for local and worldwide hunger, serving meals at homeless shelters, tutoring neighborhood children, visiting the elderly and various other community service efforts.

Advisor: Tammy Gieselman (
Contact: Lesley Nash (

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Student Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Student Association seeks to meet the needs of individual college students. It particularly strives to help all Latter-Day Saints college students stay closely affiliated with the church.

Advisor: Dr. Mark Kopta (
Contact: Heather Passeyl (

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association offers fellowship, support and growth opportunities for Muslim students.

Advisor: Dr. Mohammad K. Azarian (
Contact: Kareem M. El-Khodary (

Neu Chapel Interns

Neu Chapel Interns are a select group of students who assist in planning and conducting university worship as well as developing other aspects of the Religious Life Program.

Advisor: Tammy Gieselman (

Neu Chapel Handbell Ensemble

Neu Chapel Handbell Ensemble is open to both experienced and inexperienced bell ringers.

Advisor: Tammy Gieselman (

Newman Center Catholic Campus Ministry

Newman Center Catholic Campus Ministry takes its name from Blessed John Henry Newman. Cardinal Newman believed Catholic students should strive to integrate their faith with their education by staying connected to one another and the Gospel in the pursuit of truth. This campus ministry outreach of the Catholic Diocese of Evansville is located at 1901 Lincoln Avenue, across the street from the Koch Center for Engineering and Science. Mass is celebrated each Sunday in Neu Chapel at 1:00 p.m. The Newman Center hosts a weekly dinner program on Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Contact: Jenny Koch (

Student Christian Fellowship

Student Christian Fellowship We dream for students to see afresh the beauty of Jesus and live out His amazing destiny for our lives. SCF’s heartbeat is to make disciples of Jesus who impact campus, community and nations. Our weekly gathering happens Fridays at 6:30 in the basement of Neu Chapel. Learn more at

Contact: Stephen Weinzapfel (

Wesley Fellowship

Wesley Fellowship is a gathering for United Methodist students and other curious individuals to fellowship with one another, learn more about our United Methodist faith, and love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Contact: Tammy Gieselman (

Young Life

Young Life is a college-age/adult-led ministry directed at high school and middle school students in order to present them with the Gospel message.

Advisor: Kenton Hargis (
Contact: Kelly Moy (

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Office Location:
Neu Chapel