CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY - NEWMAN COUNCIL
The purpose of the Newman Council is to organize and unify the Catholic community at Lehigh University. It assists the members of the Lehigh community in coming to a personal adult expression of the faith, provides a visible student symbol of active Catholic life to all Lehigh students, and establishes a presence within the local community. It also eases the transition into college-life and guides the Catholic students as they face challenges to Catholic ideals and teachings in the college environment.
Lehigh Packer Memorial Church (during semester times)
Sundays @12:10pm and 9:10pm
Mass Hotline: 610-758-4659
Holy Ghost Parish (St. Vincent de Paul Chapel)
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays @8:00am
Holy Ghost Church
Although the Newman Council endeavors specifically to build an active Catholic community on campus, all members of the university family are invited to participate in its activities. The Newman Center is located in Bishop Edward P. Cullen Hall at the Holy Ghost Church, 417 Carlton Avenue; all are welcome to partake of this facility.
President: Kelby Anderson ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Colin Grace ~ email@example.com
Secretary: Brianna Maslonka ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Outreach: Dominique Voitek ~ email@example.com
Head of Programs and Events: Quinton Ritchie ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Prayer/Spirituality: Tyler Longo ~ tzl220lehigh.edu
Athletics Co-Chair: Giavanna Tabbachino ~ email@example.com
Athletics Co-Chair: Mary Casey ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowship Co-Chair: Sarah Valeniti ~ email@example.com
Fellowship Co-Chair: Ali Toth ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Grad Student Chair: Peter Conley ~ email@example.com
Gryphons Co-Chair: Quinton Ritchie ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Gryphons Co-Chair: John Casio ~ email@example.com
Greek Life Co-Chair: Sam Striz ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Greek Life Co-Chair: Alex Arp ~ email@example.com
Green Life Co-Chair: Brianna Cimaglia ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Goodwill Ambassador: Sasha Ircha ~ email@example.com
Coordinator, Catholic Campus Ministry: Ronald J. Koach ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: "Lehigh University Catholic Campus Ministry"
JEWISH STUDENT LIFE - HILLEL SOCIETY
Hillel is a student-run organization serving the campus Jewish community, and is headquartered in the Jewish Student Center at 216 Summit Street. Hillel provides cultural and social programming as well as some religious activities. Its regular programs include Sunday "Bagel brunches," Sabbath dinners, holiday celebrations, speakers and film discussion groups, as well as an inclusive Passover Seder for the entire campus community. Hillel organizes transportation to worship services and a program of local nursing home visitation.
President: David Molish '22~ email@example.com
Secretary: Jenna Simon ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership: Abby Bettenhausen ~ email@example.com
Leadership: Zach Freeman ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership: Amanda Hanan ~ email@example.com
Leadership: David Molish ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Life Director: Rabbi Steven P. Nathan ~ email@example.com
The Chabad Club is a recognized student religious club with a constitution that meets university requirements for clubs. An independent organization in the community called "Chabad at Lehigh" has no affiliation with Lehigh University. "Chabad at Lehigh" is a local religious organization that serves members of the local community and is located off-campus in South Bethlehem. For information about the off-campus "Chabad at Lehigh" organization, see: Chabadlehigh.org. The unaffiliated organization, "Chabad at Lehigh," sponsors events and programs that include:
Weekly one-of-a-kind Shabbat services and dinners
Social events such as BBQs, Israeli Night, and Challah Baking
High Holiday and Passover services and meals
Lunch and learns
The Sinai Scholar Society
Birthright Israel trips
And much more!
"Chabad at Lehigh" can be followed on Facebook and Twitter
Outside Advisors: Rabbi Zalman Greenberg ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cru is a diverse community where the gospel captures hearts, transforms lives, and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus Christ.
Schedule: Weekly meeting: Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Neville 3.
Men's Bible Study: Monday in The Dialogue Center at 7:30 p.m.
Women's Bible Study: Tuesday in The Dialogue Center at 7:30 p.m.
President: Connor Cragon ~ email@example.com
Vice President: Alea Oakman ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joseph Yukich ~ email@example.com
Area Director: Ed Hanna ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES IN ACTION (FCAIA)
Lehigh’s chapter of FCAIA encourages Lehigh’s athletes, Christian or otherwise, to explore their relationship with Jesus Christ and their relationships with their teammates and peers. Christian coaches are involved to help and challenge the members. The group holds roundtable discussions and practices an interactive form of worship that cannot be found in ordinary church environments. Discussions usually involve both large and small groups, and last about an hour. The group brings in outside discussion leaders, including other Christian leaders on campus and athletes from outside of the university. The group also plans activities like retreats and bowling. FCAIA encourages its members to attend one another's sporting events. Matt Utesch, track and field coach, is the advisor.
Schedule: Regular meeting on Sunday at 7 PM in the Student Athlete Lounge of Taylor Gym
President: Harrison Kauffman ~ email@example.com
Vice President: Reagan Jahn ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Chris Martensson ~ email@example.com
Lehigh Advisor: Matt Utesch ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
HINDU STUDENTS ORGANIZATION
The purpose of this organization is to bring together Hindu students, as well as those interested in learning about the religion, to learn about the culture and discuss issues facing Hinduism today.
Throughout the year we also celebrate various religious festivals including Diwali and Holi.
Meeting times: TBA
President: Aishwarya Suresh ~ email@example.com
INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (IVCF)
InterVarsity provides a safe and challenging place for all students to explore Jesus’ invitation to follow him. We want to see members grow in their faith as they strive to live out Jesus’ words on Lehigh’s campus, study scripture in community, and engage in service, prayer, and outreach. InterVarsity’s vision is to see lives being transformed, Lehigh’s campus renewed, and world changers developed.
Small Groups—open groups where students gather in dorms across campus to look at the Bible together (for times and locations see contacts below)
Retreats – a place where students from schools across PA gather to receive relevant teaching and encouragement to live out their faith on campus and take active steps towards Jesus
Camp – a week at the end of the school year where students gather at a camp to study the book of Mark together and examine their lives based on their study
The Well - a weekly gathering of students from across campus to learn from relevant speakers about following Jesus in college, participate in musical worship and prayer, and connect with others exploring or growing in faith in Jesus (Thursdays, 8 pm)
President: Joanne Huang ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle LeMaster ~ email@example.com
Campus Staff: James Flood ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
LEHIGH MULTI-FAITH INITIATIVE (LUMI)
Lehigh Multi-faith initiative (LUMI) invites members of the Lehigh family together believing that spiritual questions merit attention and discussion. Answers to these questions will be varied, but honest witness to each individual's faith experience is worthy of respectful listening and civil discussion. The group is pledged to affirming an attitude of respectful engagement and offering dialogue as a model for engaging across faith traditions, religious divisions, and denominational lines. LUMI exists to encourage friendship and respect across religious, spiritual and secular identities. It does not privilege any one particular perspective on spiritual matters. The group offers safe space to discuss faith and the questions for which faith is an important component.
President: Mohsen Madhawi
Vice President: Adrian Thomas deVera Suarez
Treasurer: David Molish
Diversity Liaison:Soren Bugtong
Secretary: Steven Escobar-Mendez
Staff Advisor: Lynn Spina
Program Advisor: Rabbi Steve Nathan
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY CHINESE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (LUCCF)
The purpose and aim of Lehigh University Chinese Christian Fellowship shall be to propagate the gospel of Jesus on campus of Lehigh University, especially to Chinese students, scholars, and faculties. The campus ministry of Lehigh University Chinese Christian fellowship emphasizes on Bible study, discipleship and community service. Lehigh University Chinese Christian Fellowship affiliated with Lehigh Valley Chinese Christian Church. It has a faculty adviser (Dr. Dong-Ning Wang; email@example.com) and a clergy adviser (Xiaofan Xiahou; firstname.lastname@example.org) from the Lehigh Valley Chinese Christian Church.
Schedule: Regular meeting on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Maginnes 111.
President: Chao Chen ~ email@example.com
Vice President: Jinyun Zou ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Qi Qiao ~ email@example.com
Treasurer: Dinglun He ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION (MSA)
Muslim students from Lehigh meet for Friday Prayer Service in Packer Memorial Church, 18 University Drive (in semester) at 1:10 p.m. Prayer led my the Muslim Director of Student Life, Dr. Walead Mosaad.
President: Jafer Hasani ~ email@example.com
VP of Islamic Education: Sarrah Hussain ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
VP of Public Relations & Marketing: Omar Ahmed ~ email@example.com
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Walead Mosaad ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
NONE OF THE ABOVE
A student-run organization which exists to provide atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and believers questioning their faith with a place to meet and talk about a range of ideas. Generally topics of discussion center around religion (or lack thereof) and atheist culture but are entirely informal. The group is completely non-judgmental and invites anyone of any faith to come for conversation. We do not at this time hold organized prayer sessions.
Meeting schedule: TBA
Unknown at present
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF)
Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. OCF is charged with connecting Orthodox college students - and those interested in the Orthodox Christian faith - to Christ and His Church. OCF realizes this mission by:
Supporting fellowships on college campuses, whose members experience and witness to the Orthodox Christian Church through community life, prayer, service to others, and study of the Christian Faith; Providing a variety of thoughtful and innovative programming including College Conference and Real Break domestic and international service projects; and, Training lay and clergy volunteers as well as our students for leadership roles on campus and beyond. The Lehigh University Chapter of OCF is under the spiritual guidance of Father Alexandros Petrides of Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Bethlehem. The group holds weekly dinner meetings, as well as outreach events throughout the year.
President: Dominick Falcon ~ email@example.com
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jacob Kazakia ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiritual Advisor to students: Rev. Fr. Alexandros Petrides ~ email@example.com
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
1607 West Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18017
REFORMED UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP (RUF)
Campus ministry of discipleship and evangelism affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America that applies the scriptures to the problems facing Lehigh students today while remaining faithful to the historic creeds of the church. RUF has regular weekly meetings for fellowship and teaching, weekly dorm Bible studies, weekly social activities and periodic retreats.
Schedule: Regular meeting on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. in Neville II
President: James Hadinger ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Briana Boulton ~ email@example.com
Treasurer: Samuel Ward ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Clement Mei ~ email@example.com
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gary Harlow ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Clergy Advisor: Michael Goodlin ~ email@example.com
RUF Intern: Candace Blackwelder ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
SPIRIT TEMPLE CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP OF LEHIGH UNIVERSITY (STCF Lehigh)
INACIVE AT THIS TIME
The purpose and aim of STCF Lehigh is to promote student mental and spiritual life on campus and to work with the off-campus independent religious organization, Spirit Temple Bible Church.
Schedule: Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. in STEPS 280
President: Fiona Yuwei Cui ~ email@example.com
Vice President: Xiuyuan Mary Li ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Kester Ace Gibbons ~ email@example.com
Treasurer: Xiuyuan Mary Li ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Tracy Lopez ~ email@example.com
Clergy Advisor: Dr. Ese Duke
UNIVERSITY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP (UBF)
UBF is an international, evangelical student organization that emphasizes world missions and focuses on one-on-one Bible study and discipleship. UBF believes that the Bible is the one, true and only inerrant record of God's dealings with sinful mankind and that salvation is to be found only in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, Who is both God and man, together as God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The purpose of the Lehigh's chapter of UBF is to propagate the gospel of Jesus to Lehigh students by studying the Bible and to encourage them to live according to the teachings of the Bible.
President: Stephen Gan ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Jerard Gordon ~ email@example.com
Advisor: Mooi Choo Chuah ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill Pottenger ~ email@example.com 610-984-3381
Clergy Advisor: Rev. Wesley Jun ~ firstname.lastname@example.org 610-202-0644