Centenary University, historically related to the United Methodist Church, offers students an ecumenical campus environment within an overarching concern for supporting our students’ spiritual values.

Our Assistant Chaplain is Don Gebhard. He and his wife Jana live a block away from the Centenary campus. They encourage students to drop in to their home for visits. Other religious congregations are also available within walking distance or a short drive in Hackettstown. We help students with transportation.

About the Program

The Campus Ministry program at Centenary is designed to work with all students regardless of their religious background. The program emphasizes cultural pluralism in an interfaith context. This program coordinates all Centenary ministry activities and provides students with off-campus activity information, including local places of worship information. Programs, Bible Study and weekly worship are part of the campus ministry activities.

Centenary University welcomes students of all religious denominations. Centenary students are invited to worship in any of the churches of Hackettstown. Within walking distance of the campus are a Roman Catholic church and churches of the major Protestant denominations. The Jewish Community Center in Washington also welcomes students. The Chaplain’s office is always willing to help students who desire to find a church of their denomination.