If you are passionate about deepening your own faith and taking a key leadership role in cultivating the faith of peer ministers and students on campus, we invite you to consider becoming a Campus Intern and staff member of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.
Beyond the ministry opportunity to share your formation, leadership, and pastoral skills at one of our two Canterbury Houses in the diocese as you work with local Peer Ministers, this internship also offers the participant the space to explore more deeply their own vocational discernment.
Previous Campus Ministry Program Assistants (formerly Interns) Reflect on the Experience of Serving and Discerning
Campus ministry has a special spot in my heart. I joined the Episcopal Church directly because of our Canterbury program at the University of North Alabama. After graduating I did a year of service with the Episcopal Service Corps in Memphis, Tennessee and was involved with restarting campus ministry in the Memphis area, and I loved it! I had known about the Campus ministry program associate position while in Memphis and it was all I wanted to do after my service year! Since coming to Kansas I have found the Diocese, the local parishes, and Lawrence only to be welcoming and supportive of me and my ministry. This job has provided me with ample opportunity to be independent and creative while also providing me with excellent mentorship and guidance. The work with the students and the three universities has been truly a pleasure. I have so enjoyed celebrating the students’ successes and having the opportunity to be there to help them when they have fallen short of a goal. I have found my own personal spiritual life and discipleship growing in ways I had never imagined before coming here. I am very much looking forward to my second year here and can only speak positively about my time with this program! ~Will Chaney, Canterbury House of Lawrence, 2017-2019
My years as a Campus Ministry Program Assistant came at a time when I was truly searching for the next step in my life. I expected this opportunity to point me in the right direction, but, through friendships and service and prayer and formation, I discovered that it didn’t point me in the right direction—the job itself WAS the right direction. The chances that this position affords—parish- and Diocesan-level involvement, discernment in intentional community, team formation, professional development—have all illuminated for me more of who Christ is and have helped me identify and articulate His call in my life, both personally and professionally. I will leave from this ministry with the sure knowledge that I was grown and helped grow, that I was a friend and found friends, and that I loved and was loved by some of the best employers, colleagues, and students in the world. ~Dillon Green, Canterbury @ K-State, 2016-2018