Campus Ministry

The University Congregation

All Are Welcome!

The University Congregation is an ecumenical, Reconciling in Christ faith community, welcoming people of all faith backgrounds. We are a student congregation of the ELCA.  During the academic year we meet each Sunday morning at 11:00 AM in Lagerquist Concert Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Building (except when the University is on an official break).  While our roots are in the Lutheran tradition, we aim for a wide variety of worship and diverse prayer, music, meditation, and word.

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The University Congregation meets for worship Sundays at 11 a.m. in Lagerquist Concert Hall, except when PLU is on an official break.
The University Congregation Welcoming Statement:

Embracing the great diversity of God’s creation, The University Congregation welcomes and celebrates people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, economic standings, ages, religions, abilities, and ethnicities. As an inclusive congregation, we value and care for the entire community of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and visitors, wherever they may be in their faith journeys. You are welcome at The University Congregation.

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The University Congregation Council

The University Congregation Council is student-led and student-directed --one of the few in the entire ELCA! The University Congregation Council is embedded in the life of the congregation through participation in worship, creating opportunities for service, and nurturing members in the Word of God to grow in faith, hope, and love.

2014-2015 University Congregation Council

Ruthie Kovanen, President

Tyler Dobies, Vice President

Molly Lindberg, Secretary

Clara Eickhoff, Treasurer

Andrew Larsen, Missions Co-Coordinator

Magdiel Habila, Missions Co-Coordinator

Christian Wold, At-Large Member

Erika Tobin, At-Large Member

Emma Holm, At-Large Member

Mollie Smith, At-Large Member

Dylan Nehrenberg, At-Large Member

Maria Cruse, At-Large Member

Lisa Hartwell, At-Large Member

As an Alternative Spring Break trip, PLU students volunteered in the Parkland Community. Featured below are photos from their outreach. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with the University Congregation, please email Campus Ministry at