Campus Ministry

The Reverend Cassandra L. Salter-Smith, M.Div, M.S.,  csalters@daemen.edu
Director of Campus Ministry
Wick Center, First Floor (next to Cyber Cafe)
Office:  (716) 839-8237

The Campus Ministry Office is located in the Wick Student Center, next door to the Security Office. 

Mission Statement:

Campus Ministry seeks to serve the spiritual needs of the entire College community: students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni of any faith, of any denomination (or of none at all). Acknowledging that various religious beliefs are present on campus, this ministry has distinctly ecumenical and interfaith dimensions. Since campus ministry takes place in an academic context, it aspires to help members of the College community grow in their own faiths. Campus Ministry offers spiritual guidance, counseling, Bible Studies, retreats, and social action projects.  The Campus Minister also offers pre-marital counseling; couples who request the services of the Campus Minister are required to participate in the Prepare/Enrich Program, a four or eight week pre-marital program that identifies a couple’s strength and growth areas.  The initial work will be done online with feedback sessions by the Campus Minister.  The office also lists churches, synagogues, and other religious facilities in the Buffalo area. Those desiring to worship or seek spiritual guidance in any specific denomination may contact Campus Ministry for referral.

Interfaith 101:

A Religious Round Table to share and learn from other faith traditions. TBA. "If we take the world's enduring religions at their best, we discover the distilled wisdom of the human race."  Huston Smith, 1919 (Religious Studies Scholar)

Daemen Bible Study:

Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) 
Every Monday night at in the Alumni Lounge, our weekly meeting is held. The weekly meetings are a time to connect with other students, discuss The Bible, faith and how to have a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. We also  offer small group Bible Studies, social events, mentoring relationships and mission trips along with a bunch of other stuff! We are all about real students having real conversations. Check out crubuffalo.com for more information or contact Kevin Lamb (Cru Staff leader) kevin.lamb@cru.org or Ashley Pesch (Student) ashley.pesch@daemen,edu.

All denominations are welcome, and all studies surround a theme and/or passage of the Bible with applications to everyday life. Activities include interactive movie nights, ice-skating, bowling, and numerous fellowship opportunities. 

As a group, we occasionally attend Vintage (http://www.vintagetruth.com/), the college and career group of the Chapel at Crosspoint, Tuesday evenings from 8:00-9:30PM. For more information, please contact  Ashley Pesch at ashley.pesch @daemen.edu.  

Bereavement Group:

Faculty, students and staff are invited to meet monthly in a "Good Grief" group. Participants share and support each other in their loss of a friend, family member, job or even a divorce situation. Date and time to be announced.

Gospel Choir Practice

To be announced for the 2014 Fall Semester.

Mission Opportunities for Students:

  • Buffalo City Mission (Men's Homeless Shelter)
  • Cornerstone Manor (Women & Children's Homeless Shelter)
  • Habitat for Humanity Buffalo

Themed Coffee Hours: To be held throughout the semester.

Interfaith Spirituality Retreats/Workshops held on campus.

Black History Month Program held in February.

Annual Gospel Concert held in April.

Office Hours: Announced on the bulletin board.

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