WHO WE ARE
"Grounded in the action of the Triune God, campus ministry seeks and nourishes justified sinners who celebrate Jesus Christ as Savior, and, through the Holy Spirit, communicates God's kingdom and gifts of grace and loving-kindness in Word and Sacrament. WE ARE GATHERED FOR WORSHIP AND SCATTERED TO SERVE."
Worship is held on Thursday nights at 6:30pm after dinner which starts around 5:30pm. Worship, led by Pastor Tedd Cogar and weekly visiting pastors, combines traditional Lutheran liturgy and hymns with contemporary worship music as well as folk/gospel style worship. Music directed by Rebecca Olson with the assistance of the worship band. The band includes Rebecca on lead vocals and piano, Lisa on lead guitar, Henry on bass, and Doug on drums.
Mission Statement of the ELCA Campus Ministry:
"Campus Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America invites people in academic settings more deeply into Jesus Christ and the community that bears his name, so that they can discover and fulfill their vocation as disciples."
THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS: All IUP students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend Dinner Church, every Thursday, beginning at 5:30. All are welcome!
Trudy Taylor, Office Administrator: Trudy wears many hats for the LCC. She serves as the assistant to the pastor, office secretary, and landlord to the Lutheran Campus Center. In her own time, Trudy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and her husband Arkie, also a frequent helper to the LCC. She is truly a great person and willing to help organize and facilitate all LCC activities.
Carissa Smith, Secretary: Carissa is an interior design major at IUP. She has been with the Lutheran Campus Center for three years. This year, she will be working in the office for three days a week as a secretary. In her free time, Carissa plays clarinet with the IUP clarinet ensemble and has participated in other university ensembles. She is eager to help set up weekly services and do whatever she can to help others feel more comfortable during their time at the Lutheran Campus center.
Rebecca Olson, Peer Minister: Rebecca is a senior at IUP. She has been with the LCC for all four of her years at IUP. She is an active member of the IUP chapter of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. She is a Psychology major on the Dept.'s honors track and also has a minor in Educational Psychology. She hopes one day to pursue a PhD in Developmental Psychology concentrating on research. She leads the LCC weekly worship band on piano. Rebecca is an extremely hard-working student, maintaining a 4.0 average across her four years at IUP. She is always eager to bring new members into the church and help with any problem she can.
Doug Longwill, Peer Minister: Doug is also a senior at IUP. He has been with the LCC for 1 year when he began playing drums with the weekly worship band. Doug is a Psychology major on the Dept honors track and has a minor in both Music and Educational Psychology. Doug hopes one day to be a school psychologist and eventually a college professor. Doug is very active with the IUP music dept., having played in the IUP Saxophone Studio, the IUP Jazz Band, and the IUP Jazz Ensemble. Doug is an extremely hard-working student, maintaining a 3.74 average through his years at IUP. He is always eager to bring new members into the church and help with any problem he can.
Tedd Cogar, Pastor: Tedd wears many hats in Indiana, PA. He is a Student Conduct Officer for the University. He is also the University LGBTQIA Advocate working closely with the Pride Alliance and the University LGBT Commission. He also is a Recognized Campus Minister with the InterFaith Council. Tedd was ordained as pastor on March 17 of 2013. He is excited to help any and all students in the Lutheran Campus Center and across IUP's campus. Pastor Tedd is also a Safe Zone member.