Office of Faith & Spiritual Life

Faith & Spiritual Life at AU

Faith and learning go hand-in-hand at Augustana University. The Office of Faith & Spiritual Life supports students as they ask questions, explore vocation, as well as discover more about themselves and the world God made.

  • As a university of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Augustana is rooted in a particular Christian tradition, while also being radically open to those who are not of that tradition. All are welcome, wherever they are on their spiritual journey.
  • A rhythm of daily worship grounds the campus community and gives worshippers practice for how to live and serve as God’s people. Chapel services lift up a variety of theological perspectives and musical styles.
  • Campus pastors are available for prayer, vocational discernment and spiritual care.
  • Programming is student-led and includes regular opportunities for Bible studies, service, faith conversation and leadership development.

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Worship Schedule

Summer 2024

  • June 12, at 10 a.m. — Chapel Green
  • June 26, at 10 a.m. — Gazebo/Labyrinth
  • July 10, at 10 a.m. — Froiland Science Complex (FSC) Courtyard
  • July 24, at 10 a.m. — Rolvaag Cabin
  • Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. — Outdoor Classroom

Academic Year

Office of Faith & Spiritual Life

Meet the Campus Pastor

Rev. Ann Rosendale is a proud graduate of Augustana and has served her alma mater in the role of campus pastor since 2012. Her previous calls include serving as associate pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls and participating in a 2-year pastoral residency program at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. She is an alumna of the LECNA Fellows Program, certified diversity advocate and trained Braver Angels moderator. She also holds a certificate in interfaith leadership from Interfaith America. She is married to her husband, Kyle, and together they share in the adventure of raising two children, Arthur and Edith. Her educational background includes M.Div., 2008, Princeton Theological Seminary; M.A. in Youth Ministry, 2008, Princeton Theological Seminary; and B.A. in Religion and Philosophy, 2004, Augustana College.

Ann Rosendale

Meet the Interfaith Chaplain

Jen Dreiske joined the Augustana University community as its inaugural interfaith chaplain in 2023. Dreiske serves the religious and spiritual needs of the entire university, paying particular attention to those of non-Christian faith traditions. With more than 20 years of leadership and teaching experience, she is a skilled community educator, collaborator and advocate. Dreiske regularly presents and leads complex conversations on topics of religious literacy and the spiritual tapestry of South Dakota to students, teachers, organizations and public forums. She has developed and curated trust within the interfaith spaces and communities in our area. Dreiske has a B.A. in religious studies and anthropology from the University of Minnesota. She also serves as the chief operations officer of South Dakota Voices for Peace and project manager of South Dakota Faith in Public Life, and is the former president of Mt. Zion Congregation synagogue in Sioux Falls.

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Latest News

Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, more than six weeks before Easter, is a “meaningful season to so many Christians.” So meaningful that Augustana’s campus pastor decided to build programming around the season — programming now known as Lenten Faith Partners.

While its mission, identity and core values remain the same, Campus Ministry at Augustana University will now be known as the Office of Faith & Spiritual Life — a reflection of the broad scope of work that is already taking place.

Augustana University is elated to announce it has received a historic $13.8 million gift to help support students who are active and engaged members of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations throughout the Midwest. Thanks to the generous gift from Rosemarie and Dean Buntrock, the university has established the Buntrock Scholars Program.