The St Francis Canterbury House at K-State was established in its current form in the fall of 2006. It provides a safe place where students can come together and explore their life of faith as shown to them through the life of Jesus Christ as they ask critical questions and experience the love of Christ through others and thereby find their spirituality deepened.
In addition to serving the wider K-State community, the Canterbury House provides an intentional community for up to five Episcopal students who live, work, and share in that space together. These Peer Ministers (students who are selected for their desire to lead ministry in the wider KSU community while deepening their own faith as they live together in the house) and Program Assistant with any number of non-resident Peer Ministers carry out the daily work of the ministry with the guidance of the Campus Missioner.
Our Monday evening program at the Canterbury House welcomes any college-aged person in Manhattan who wishes to enjoy a home-cooked meal, a program that ranges from group discussion to guest speakers and even some community service, concluding with a Compline prayer service.
On Tuesday mornings, we provide a free breakfast at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the community of Manhattan. Peer Ministers and student volunteers help to prepare the meal and serve it to members of the community in attendance.
1823 Laramie St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Meetings (while Fall and Spring classes are in session):
- Mondays, 6:30 pm for dinner, program, and compline at the house
- Tuesdays, 6 am, to prepare and serve breakfast, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 601 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan
- Wednesdays, 7:30 pm, Brewing on Belief @ Bluestem Bistro, 1219 Moro St., A weekly conversation table sponsored by Episcopal Campus Ministry and Ecumenical Campus Ministry where we discuss tough relevant topics.
Contact: Anastasia Cunningham, Campus Ministry Program Assistant, 920-267-0652, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peer Ministers for 2019-2020
- Carson Avery (residential)
- Aaron Gallaway (residential)
- Jeremiah Shipman (residential)
Bishop’s Advisory Committee
The Canterbury House is governed by a Bishop’s Advisory Committee. This group of volunteers from area parishes oversees the budget and policy decisions for the house and functions similar to a vestry of a parish. Current members of the BAC are:
- Karen Schlabach, president
- Michael Funston, treasurer
- Yvonne Amanor-Boadu (St. Paul’s, Manhattan)
- Betsy Barrett (St. Paul’s, Manhattan)
- Ike Ehie (St. Paul’s, Manhattan)
- Kitty Fapp (Grace Cathedral, Topeka)
- Stacey Kramer (St. Thomas, Holton)
- Ashley Mather (Grace Cathedral, Topeka)
- Taylor Mather (Grace Cathedral, Topeka)
- Pat Pesci, facilities chair (St. Paul’s, Manhattan)
- Rev. Art Rathbun (St. Mark’s, Blue Rapids)
- Candace White (St. Paul’s, Manhattan)
- Anastasia Cunningham, program assistant
- Student representative
If you are interested in serving on the BAC for the Canterbury House at K-State, please contact the Interim Campus Missioner, Karen Schlabach, at email@example.com or 913-708-5927, who also serves as President of this group.