Campus pastors

WHAT IS A CAMPUS PASTOR?

Campus pastors are assigned by the Church on campuses for students and staff. They act in the university community as experts in communality and the growth, changes and learning of personal life.

  • New student! You can meet the Joensuu and Kuopio campus pastors at the orientation Info Market on 5 September from noon to 2 p.m. See you then!

ACTIVITIES OF THE CAMPUS PASTOR

The campus pastors offer individual guidance by offering verbal aid for personal growth and the various changes life may throw at you. In the university community, campus pastors act as experts and trainers in tutoring, campus crisis teams, professional guidance and other working groups promoting the well-being of the students. The campus pastors organise religious celebrations on the campuses, and they can be asked to perform religious services (baptism, marriage, blessing).

PERSONAL CONVERSATION

You can visit the campus pastor to talk about anything concerning your personal life: personal relationships, coping, a sudden turn of events in your life, a crisis, or sorrow. You can feel safe talking withe campus pastor, and you are not required to be a member of the church or possess a certain view of the world. You can come and talk simply as yourself and about your issues. The conversations are free of charge and absolutely confidential. E-mail is the best way of arranging a suitable time for the conversation.

Contact:

Joensuu campus                                                  Kuopio campus
Campus pastor Tiina Belov                               Campus pastor Raimo Hakkarainen
Office: Penttilänkatu 1 E                                    Office: Studentia chapel
tiina.belov@uef.fi                                                 raimo.hakkarainen@uef.fi
tel. +358 50 590 6527                                         tel. +358 40 484 8471
http://www.joensuunevl.fi                                http://www.yhteishenki.fi