From Assistant Dean of Spiritual Formation & Campus Pastor

Chris Shields II:

Chris Shields, II Campus Minister

 is how we approach spiritual formation at Rochester University. TELOS// is a word that means ultimate aim, or end. It helps us ask, “Towards what end are we directing the activity in our lives?” The Christian story invites everyone to a particular way of life that practices justice, loves mercy, and walks with God.

Whether you’ve belonged to this story for a long time, or it’s new to you, everyone is invited to participate.  In keeping with Rochester University’s Christian identity, every full-time traditional student is enrolled in TELOS// Chapel (CFSL-2001) for academic credit under the direction of Spiritual Formation.

The TELOS// is designed with the student in mind to be flexible, practical, and meaningful. Activities are organized with attention to God’s gathered people, God’s world, and the with/God life.

Campus Ministry Challenges the diverse community at Rochester University towards a more faithful practice and reflection of Christ. Campus ministry is for students, by students. You are supported by staff who have years of ministry insight to offer student leaders. Learning together in small focused, fun ways is Being a part of campus ministry means exploring faith with others in community because we are not meant to go at this alone. We worship together, pray, encounter scripture, do mission work and bless one another as we seek after God.

Impact// Service learning is a key component to growing spiritually at Rochester University. This student lead initiative is serious about service. We don’t have all the resources. We enter places as learners. We offer our growing skills and knowledge to help good things flourish. Impact lets the world around us know that Rochester University Warriors serve.  In fact, during the Fall-2018 semester, 100 of our students served a total of 3,780 hours.

Warriors don’t just think about good. We do good.  

For more information concerning Campus Ministry activities please contact Chris at or at 248-218-2114.