The Office of Spiritual Life offers opportunities to members of the Defiance College
community for spiritual exploration and growth. Worship services, service projects,
study and discussion groups, and religious fellowship groups are available on campus,
and students are welcome in area houses of worship.
Defiance College is related to the United Church of Christ, and St. John UCC is located next to campus. Ford Chapel, located in Schauffler Hall, provides a setting
for worship services and private meditation on campus.
Find out more about these organizations and events here:
- Catholics on Campus
- Opportunities for fellowship, service and retreats are provided. Catholics on Campus
often coordinates on-campus services for various holy days and feast days for the
convenience of Roman Catholic students, faculty, and staff and other interested parties.
All students and membership are welcome.
- Faculty/Staff Discussion
- The Faculty/Staff Discussion Group meets every Wednesday for energetic conversation
over a variety of topics. All faculty and staff members are invited to bring in lunch
and join in any Wednesday at noon in Isaac Conference Room 120 in Serrick.
- Habitat for Humanity
- Habitat for Humanity helps to build and renovate housing in partnership with people
in need, and builds awareness of poverty housing issues. We participate in work days
with Habitat for Humanity of Defiance County, and take an annual spring break trip
to build houses in other areas. Our most recent trips have included sites in North
Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
- All-Campus Thanksgiving Dinner
- Area Worship Directory
- One in the Spirit, monthly newsletter
Rev. Jan Bechtel
Chaplain/Director of Church Relations