Campus Ministry

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105

The Lutheran campus ministries at Kansas colleges and universities provide a “church home away from home” for students. Our campus ministry leaders understand the challenges students face and are committed to providing them with the support they need, whether those students are longtime Lutherans or new to the faith.

If you or someone you know is heading off to college or already there, we encourage you to look into one of the LCMS U chapters listed below. We also invite you to complete the student contact form at the end of the page. When you submit the form, we’ll help you connect with a new church, wherever you might be headed.


Meet the Kansas District Campus Ministry Coordinator


Pastor Mark Boxman was appointed to serve as the Kansas District Campus Ministry Coordinator in 2022. He is the senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran in Salina. Trinity holds a weekly Bible study on Thursday nights for college students to study God’s Word, share a meal, have fellowship, and pray.



Here are some insights Pastor Boxman offers on best practices for campus ministry:


1. Visit with your high school seniors about their plans for spiritual care and growth while away at college.

2. Stay connected to your college students. Ask them what they are doing to stay strong in the faith. Discuss if their college education and experience is helping them grow in faith or is it leading them away from Christ. Explore how God can bring the light of Christ to their campus through them.

3. If your community has a college nearby, be prepared to lovingly welcome college students into your midst. Invite them to lunch and get to know them. Offer to walk alongside them throughout their college experience.

4. Enjoy these energetic, curious, and adventuresome children of God.


Pastor Boxman can be reached at his contact information below, for additional campus ministry ideas.

Pastor Mark Boxman
Trinity Lutheran Church
702 South Ninth
Salina, KS 67401

Life at Trinity Lutheran Church is wonderful. All the people at Trinity have accepted me, and they’ve been very welcoming since the moment I stepped through the doors. I’ve enjoyed all the Bible studies on Sundays as well as the Disciple U’s on Wednesdays. Some people from the congregation have invited me over for dinner and taken me out for lunch after Bible study on Sundays. They’ve also sent me care packages each semester, and Pastor [Mark] Boxman created a college Bible study on Thursday nights for me and some of the other college kids from Kansas Wesleyan. Life at Trinity couldn’t be any better. The people are absolutely amazing!

Trey Duffey

College Student, Kansas Wesleyan University

Cowley County Community College
Pr. David Herald
Redeemer Lutheran Church
320 W. Central Ave.
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Emporia State University
Pr. Eddie Hosch
Messiah Lutheran Church
1101 Neosho St.
Emporia, KS 66801

Fort Hays State University
Pr. Rocco Mallardi
Messiah Lutheran Church
2000 Main St.
Fort Hays, KS 67601

Kansas Wesleyan, Salina
Bethany, Lindsborg

Kansas State University Polytechnic, Salina
Trinity Lutheran Church
702 South Ninth
Salina, KS 67401
Pastor Mark Boxman

University of Kansas/Haskell
Pr. Sean Kilgo
Redeemer Lutheran Church
2700 Lawrence Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66047

University of Kansas
Lutheran Student Fellowship
Immanuel Lutheran Church
2104 Bob Billings Parkway
Lawrence, KS 66049-2722

Kansas State University
Pr. King Crawford
Pastoral Advisor for LCMS U at KSU
St. Luke Lutheran Church
354 Delaware Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
785-539-2604 (church)

Pittsburg State University
Rev. Ted Cook
Lutheran Student Fellowship
Zion Lutheran Church
102 W. Jackson
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762

Univ of Kansas Medical Center
Rockhurst University
Rev. Mark Wood
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
4153 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS  66103

Washburn University
Pr. Devin Kerns
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church
901 S. Fillmore St.
Topeka, Kansas 66606
785-354-7132, ext. 104

Wichita State University/Butler CC/Friends University
Fairmount Ministries and Coffee Co – An Outreach of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Paige Edgington
Wichita, Kansas 67208

Congregations and campus ministry leaders: If you have an LCMS U chapter in Kansas that isn’t listed here, please contact us at the District Office, and we’ll add you to this list.

Students: No LCMS U chapter in your college town? Search for LCMS churches HERE. If you’re going anywhere in Kansas, we encourage you to fill out the contact form below to get connected with a church home away from home. We’re happy to help!

Missions Staff

Rev. Dan Galchutt
Assistant to the President for Missions and Stewardship
785-357-4441, ext. 2002

Janet Powell
Administrative Assistant
785-357-4441, ext. 2001


You can find additional resources for college-age students, including an interactive LCMS U chapter map, on the Synod’s Campus Ministry page.

Campus Ministry Student Contact

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