Chaplains

Brock University’s Chaplains are here for you. They provide personal and spiritual guidance and counselling, and lead various religious groups on campus to empower students and staff as they embark on their own personal journey of life and life. Each Chaplain is sponsored by their respective faith traditions to provide religious resources, learning, and leadership among student groups, faculty and staff.

Chaplain: Rev. Zack DeBruyne

Christian Reformed Campus Pastor

905-321-8296
Faith and Life Centre – Alphie’s Trough

Regular Office hours:
8:00AM – 4:00PM

Zack is the newly appointed Christian Reformed Chaplain. Born and raised in St. Catharines, and a proud Badger. He graduated with his Master of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary, and is an ordained Pastor in the Christian Reformed Church

I am passionate about walking alongside students as they ask questions about faith, and seek to better understand their place in this world. Being born and raised in St. Catharines, attending Brock, and now working here as a Chaplain has been an incredible experience — but I wouldn’t want you to think I’ve never been anywhere outside of Southern Ontario. I have spent time doing ministry in the Outback of Australia among the aboriginal peoples, in remote Fijian islands leading a prayer ministry, leading and speaking for a Christian group in Ensenada, Mexico, to working in a church plant in downtown Ottawa. I have a passion for this big, beautiful globe that God has given us – and all of the people that live in it. Each person is a unique part of God’s image in this world.

I love a good pour-over, craft beer, Manchester United, anything involving the outdoors or athletics (I played varsity Soccer. I’d like to say that I still got it, but I’m not so sure), and Philosophy. He is the Chaplain of the Faith and Life Centre, and the Pastor of the student-led group on Campus – The Ministry

For Information of the Christian Reformed Chaplaincy and events, check out The Ministry and come join us in Alphie’s Trough this year!

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  3. Website: www.brockministry.com

Chaplain: Kailey Meehan

Roman Catholic Campus Minister
905 688 5550  x4764
kmeehan@brocku.ca
Faith and Life Centre – Alphie’s Trough

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Welcome to Kailey, the new Catholic Chaplain!

Most recently, Kailey was a professional student, studying for a total of 7 years as a Badger. She graduated in 2017 with her Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and loved it so much she came back for more, graduating two years later with her Masters of Science in Biotechnology. She plans on pursuing graduate studies in theology or divinity (see professional student) and currently serves as the Chaplain of the Brock Roman Catholic Chaplaincy.

“When I began first year, I wanted to go to Mass regularly but joining the Catholic club was ‘too Catholic’ for me. However, at the encouragement of my friend, I went to my first faith study. It was my first experience of a community of faith and young people talking about their relationship with God. It was a little weird for me, but I liked it, and I went back every week. At the end of the school year, I chose to put Jesus at the centre of my life and I have since embraced countless opportunities to grow and learn about my faith, including attending World Youth Day in Rio, participating in and teaching faith formation programs, working as a Totus Tuus missionary, and working closely with Catholic Christian Outreach and the Diocese of St. Catharines.”

You will often find her either solving Rubik’s Cubes, having life chats with students, or on the dance floor kickin’ her up her boots at a line dancing class with her thesis in hand (No joke, she did this, there is a video). Bridging her love of science and faith with tons of laughter and many hugs, she is the leader of the Brock University Roman Catholic Chaplaincy, aspires to be the future patron saint of hugs.

Chaplaincy Team

Kailey Meehan
Catholic Chaplain
kmheeanr@brocku.ca

Ann Nguyen
Assistant Catholic Chaplain
an13jm@brocku.ca

Fr. Gregory Schmidt
Chaplain of Sacramental Life

Chaplaincy Events & Programs

Mass on Campus
Beginning the first Sunday of the fall term until the last Sunday of the winter term. Mass starts at 3:30 p.m. in the Rita Welch Meditation Centre.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place for the Brock Catholic community on the second Wednesday of every Month during the fall and winter terms at St. Julia Catholic Church. Adoration begins at 7 p.m. and is followed by a social from 8 to 9 p.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available during Holy Hour. Check back for dates for the 2015/2016 academic year.

Brock University Catholic Students’ Association
The Brock Catholic Students’ Association (BCSA) is a club that provides students with an authentic Catholic community experience. BCSA holds weekly discussion/formation meetings, volunteers throughout the St. Catharines community, provides the music for Sunday Mass on campus through its choir, which meets weekly, holds regular social events, and more. To join the Brock Catholic Students’ Association, contact us at bcatholicnewman@gmail.com. Visit our website for more information.

OLR Catholic Student Residence Application 2016-2017
We are looking for students who desire to share their Catholic faith with others, live in community and grow in holiness. The Our Lady of Reconciliation Catholic Student Residence is a project of the Christian Life Movement Canada, in partnership with the Brock University Catholic Chaplaincy, that provides Catholic students with a year-long experience of faith formation, community life and leadership training.  The goal of the OLR Catholic Student Residence is to enrich Catholic young adults with the knowledge and experience needed to assist them in their faith journey, to help them discern and live their vocations to their fullest and to provide the Church with vibrant leaders to live and proclaim the Gospel. Ifyou are interested in bringing Christ to our Campus, please check out the OLR Catholic Residence page on our website.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@clmcanada.org.

Solidarity Experiences Abroad
This program is open to all students and staff on campus. During a two week trip, we seek to explore topics of social justice, culture, and spirituality. Countries include: Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil, Equador, and South Africa. Learn more by visiting our website.

Solidarity Experiences Abroad Club
This club was formed with the intention of keeping our Solidarity Experiences Abroad participants involved in social justice, cultural, and spiritual issues throughout the school year. We provide opportunities to volunteer in the community, discussion groups, and open forum lectures about social justice, culture, and spirituality. To join the SEA Club, send an email to sea@brocku.ca.

Services

  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Fr. Bill is available upon request)
  • R.C.I.A (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
  • Pilgrimages
  • Retreats
  • Prayer Services (to be announced)

Chaplain: David Galston

Anglican, Presbyterian, United, and Unitarian Churches
905 688 5550  x3977
dgalston@brocku.ca
DeCew Residence Room 216

Office Hours:
April 15 to August 15, 2019, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Other times are possible. Please call or email for appointment.

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David Galston came to the Brock Faith and Life Centre in September 2008.

Before Brock, David was a chaplain at McGill University and the University of Windsor. At Windsor, he was the Principal of Iona College where he oversaw the Bachelor of Theology program.

David is a Fellow and the Executive Director of the Westar Institute (Jesus Seminar westarinstitute.org)

Education
BA (Philosophy) University of Winnipeg, 1981
MDiv (Systematic Theology) Vancouver School of Theology, 1985
PhD (Philosophy of Religion) McGill University, 1996

Books
Galston, David. God’s Human Future (Polebridge Press, 2016)
Galston, David. Embracing the Human Jesus (Polebridge Press, 2012).
Galston, David. Archives and the Event of God (McGill-Queens Press, 2010).

Description of participating denominations

To learn about the Christian denominations that support Brock Ecumenical Chaplaincy, see:

For further information on the Jewish community in St. Catharines and at Brock, please visit the links below:

The Rev. Kurt Lantz

Associate Chaplain of Brock Campus Ministries
Lutheran Church Canada
Office: 400 Glenridge Ave.
pastorlantz@cogeco.ca

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Chapel services Monday to Friday 10 a.m. in Martin Luther Chapel

The Chapel is located in the Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary on the southwest corner of the campus.

For more information about Concordia Seminary, please visit the website.

Chaplain: Dr. Hosam Helal

Email hosam.helal@gmail.com

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Chaplain: Father David Graham Scott

905 935 6252(local call)
theology99@hotmail.com (Please mark Subject OrthoChap)

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Father David Graham Scott is the Orthodox Christian Associate Chaplain on campus. Fr. Scott has degrees from the University of Toronto (B.A.), Emmanuel College, Toronto (B.D.), and Strasbourg (3rd cycle Doctorate in religious sciences). He has taught Religious Studies at Laurentian University and Brock University.

Father David Scott is available for any student by appointment.

Fr David is pastor of St Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Mission, 332 Carlton St at Rolls Ave near Vine, St Catharines. Orthros at 9:45 and Divine Liturgy at10:30 AM on Sundays. Pick up available on request.

Find out more information at our website: www.orthodoxniagara.ca