Who are the Student Peer Chaplains?

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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 Our Peer Chaplains

Joshua Hendricksen

Year: Fourth
Faculty: Luther Media, Art, and Performance
Majors: Music Performance
Why I Became a Peer Chaplain: I was drawn to chaplaincy as a way to use my musical talents to try and aid in the nurturing of other's sense of spirituality, as well as the desire to try and build bridges between the chaplaincy and other groups I am passionate about.

Lila Gaertner

Year: Third
Faculty: Education
Majors: Middle Years
Why I Became a Peer Chaplain: I would love the opportunity to serve as a Peer Chaplain and be available to talk anyone about any faith. I love talking to people who are wanting to dig deeper into their spirituality.

Stacie Foster

Year: Third
Faculty: Luther Arts
Majors: English & Political Science
Minor: Theatre Performance
Why I Became a Peer Chaplain: To have the opportunity to be someone that people feel they can come to talk about anything. Also to continue building on the knowledge that I have and also to learn new things and to help people whenever they need it.

Megan Koot

Year: Final
Faculty: Luther Arts
Majors: Religious Studies & Linguistics
Minor: Theatre Performance
Why I Became a Peer Chaplain: I became a peer Chaplain to expand the influence of the multifaith movement that is present here at Luther College/University of Regina and to also gain more of a knowledge base of Christian practices particular to Southern Saskatchewan. My hope is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to learn, explore, and grow within their faith systems and their academics.