Who are the Student Peer Chaplains?

Did You Know?

  • Our student residence, The Student Village at Luther College, is a great place for student athletes to call home. The U of R Kinesiology Building is footsteps away with its Olympic size pool, gymnasium, and health centre.

  • Luther College is recognized for its high standards of teaching, focused research, and one-on-one academic advising. We value and protect this heritage of excellence in scholarship, freedom of inquiry, and faithful seeking after truth.

  • The deadline for academic application is March 15. To book a personalized entrance counselling appointment, contact our Recruitment Office at 1-306-206-2117.

  • Living in The Student Village at Luther College, our student residence, comes with a choice of healthy, nutritious meal plans. That means no grocery shopping, no meals to cook, and no dirty dishes to worry about. You can focus on your studies and wellness!

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  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance. Luther students are U of R students and receive a U of R degree.

  • Eating better means studying better. The Luther Cafeteria offers fresh, healthy, nutritious meals seven days a week with a self-serve “all-you-care-to-eat” concept students prefer.

  • Luther College offers Bundles programs that group together first-year students and classes to give you a great start and help ease the transition from high school to university.

Who are the Student Peer Chaplains?

University is a key moment of transition in life. The person you were, the friends that you had, the values that you grew up with are all going to be looked at and experienced in a new way as you rapidly learn and change through education. Some things you will keep, some things you will reform, and other things you will leave in your past.

The peer chaplaincy team is one way for all students to explore questions and build community on campus. Working with our Resident Assistants (RA’s) in the dorms, the Luther University Students Association (LUSA), and other partners, we put together a diverse group of people whose varied interests converge in a love of activism within the Luther College community. Education is rarely a solitary activity and the context of learning and integration matters to the whole process of earning your degree. Our peer chaplains run projects and apply their passions, talents, and abilities to befriend, support, and encourage those around them.

At Luther you are never alone. Your questions are welcome. We explore mind, heart, and spirit issues (sometimes separately and sometimes together). We look to the depth of tradition but also engage what is right in front of us. We are not about finding simple answers; we are about exploring better questions. No question is too simple or complex, and there is no topic off limits. The goal of peer chaplaincy is to stretch boundaries and challenge all of us to take the best of our scholarship and apply it to our whole lives and to our whole person.

If you are feeling discouraged, stressed, or simply home-sick, please talk to a peer chaplain or with Pastor Sean.

Check out the Events Calendar and our Chaplaincy Facebook page and the events list to see what our Peer Chaplains, LUSA, and RA’s have coming up at Luther.
 

Meet the Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Peer Chaplains!

Annaliese Beck-McKenzie
Year: Third
Faculty: Science
Majors: Biology
Why I Became a Peer Chaplain: I became a Peer Chaplain to help create space for community and promote social equality. To me, faith, in all its shapes and sizes, manifests itself in how we treat other beings. This year, I am excited to be launching a bi-weekly event series called "Conversation Cafe". The series will encourage spiritual and cultural awareness, responsible consumption, creativity, and open-mindedness in the university community .

Qusai Taha
Year: First
Faculty: Engineering
Major: Industrial Systems Engineering (ISE)
Why I became a peer chaplain: I became as a peer chaplain because I do believe in equity, equality and freedom of thoughts and beliefs. I also would like to support all of existing faith routes. Therefore, I decided to join the Lutheran chaplain activities and I’m more than excited to be part of the team.  I look forward to achieving my goal in spreading the word of tolerance, and acceptance. Moreover, I’d like to be part of those people who offers love and compassionate to others regardless of their religion, culture, and their background. In addition to that, it’s really a good opportunity to meet new people from different religions in order to make friends, exchange information and correct misconceptions about each other's cultures and religions.

Name: Tanu Nanda Prabhu
Year: Post Graduate
Faculty: Graduate Studies and Research
Major: Computer Science
Why I Became a Peer Chaplain?: As a peer chaplain I believe in the multifaith environment, everybody in this world are equal, I want to help in organizing many group events and bring people together and break the boundaries. I support all communities through services in the chapel.

Rebecca Dziaduck
Year: 2nd Year
Faculty: Arts
Majors: Religious Studies, Chinese Language and Culture
Why I Became a Chaplain: I hope to serve the Luther community by holding informative and engaging events where students can feel they have a place to share ideas and get away from academic stress at the University. As a Peer Chaplain, I aim to have an open faith environment for everyone, as well as support the Christian community through services in the chapel.

L-R - Anneliese, Pastor Sean, Qusai, Tanu, and Becca