Welcome to the Chaplain's Office 

The Home of Religious Life

at Lehigh University


The Dialogue Center houses the Chaplain's Offices and is Located at 

661 Taylor Street between Taylor Gym and Grace Hall.



The business hours for the Dialogue Center are
9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Muslim Prayer Room is available 7am - 9pm Daily
using the side entrance
The  Dialogue Center open spaces are available from 
9am - 9pm  Monday - Friday
PLEASE NOTE:  Times may change as building managers are available



The Rev. Dr. Lloyd Steffen is the University Chaplain. He is an ordained Protestant minister (United Church of Christ), a tenured Professor of Religion Studies who teaches religion and ethics in the Department of Religion Studies, and he is also Director of the Dialogue Center and the Lehigh Prison Project. The Rev. Dr. Steffen oversees all of the religious clubs and events on the Lehigh Campus as well as Packer Chapel Weddings.

Rabbi Steven P. Nathan is the Endowed Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain.  Rabbi Nathan's office is located in the Jewish Student Center located at 233 W. Packer Avenue. 

Jane Hontz is the Coordinator in the Jewish Student Center. 

Lynn Spina is the Chaplain's Office Coordinator and Packer Memorial Church Wedding & Events Coordinator.





The Chaplain's Office staff joins the President, Provost, and the Faculty Steering Committee to deplore the recent racial incident on campus and to affirm our commitment to work for a community at Lehigh dedicated to equality and respect for the dignity of all persons.  The Chaplain's Office staff are available to any members of the community who wish to speak about incidents and related issues.  Conversation will be treated as confidential.



Troubled that anti-Muslim rhetoric has been spreading in the media and that attitudes of hostility toward Islam have been on the increase in the United States, we affirm the right of Muslims to practice their religion freely and without fear or intimidation.  We call on all members of our community to join Religious Life at Lehigh in celebrating religious diversity on campus, believing the Lehigh community as a whole benefits when religious expression is allowed to flourish.  We actively support this flourishing and are honored to have all religions welcomed and represented here.

  • Participants of the Inter-Religious Rome Trip
    Inter-Religious Rome Trip participants
  • Multi-Faith Sign at Peaceful Lehigh Rally
  • The Grand Mosque
    The Grand Mosque
    Inter-Religious Rome Trip
  • The Pope  Inter-Religious Rome Trip
    Papal Audience with Pope Francis
    Inter-Religious Rome Trip
  • The Great Synagogue, Rome
    Great Synagogue
    Inter-Religious Rome Trip
  • Women Wage Peace
    Lehigh Spring Break trip to Israel 2019