Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy on campus provides religious and spiritual care to the TRU community’s students, faculty and staff. They provide an operating model of interfaith respect and cooperation. The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy acts as a religious and spiritual resource, encouraging thoughtful reflection and dialogue. TRU also provides a Multi-Faith Space where members of our TRU community can reflect, pray and meditate. A Multi-Faith Calendar is available to share when specific observances take place.

Aims and objectives

  • To participate in and contribute to all aspects of TRU experience from a religious or spiritual perspective
  • To provide religious and spiritual care for the diverse membership of the TRU community
  • To work as a team, exemplifying multi-faith dialogue and cooperation
  • To serve co-operatively with TRU’s Student Services Counselling, Wellness Centre and other support service providers
  • To support and encourage members of the TRU community in their relationships with the broader community in respect of religious or spiritual interests and concerns

What we offer

  • Spiritual or religious supports and encouragement
  • Guidance and resources in times of personal concern, conflict or crisis
  • Opportunities for companionship, prayer, study and service on campus
  • Participation in educational events related to spiritual and religious insight and experience
  • Celebration of holy days and commemorative occasions
  • Connection with local and regional faith communities and events on and off campus

How to get in touch with us

General Inquiries:

Phone: 250-371-5940
Email:kamloopscya@gmail.com
In person: Old Main, OM 1421

Inquiries to specific Chaplains

Send an email to one of our Chaplains listed below.

Who we are

Adele Huculak (Chair) Roman Catholic kamloopscya@gmail.com
Walter Hayashi Alliance walterhayashi@tru.ca
Narayan Mitra Baptist narayanmitra@tru.ca
Jeff Torrans Baptist jtorrans@hotmail.com
Kerry Hegedus Bible Truth kerryhegedus@hotmail.com
Pat Davies Centre for Spiritual Living revpatdavies@gmail.com
Ani Gawa Khandro GawaLing Buddhist    gawaling@yahoo.ca
Ahmed K.  Kamloops Islamic Association chaplain@ayeshamosque.com
Jane Gingrich Lutheran jdgingrich11@gmail.com
Fr. Chad Pawlyshyn Ukrainian Orthodox fr.c.pawlyshyn@hotmail.com

Links

  • Multi Faith Calendar — This is a Google calendar tracking different spiritual observances — find out if there is a celebration or observance today.
  • Multi Faith Space — This is where you can find out more information about TRU's Multi Faith Space, a quiet place where you can participate in your spiritual practice.