We are a joint Episcopal and Lutheran campus ministry at Northern Arizona University, in the lovely town of Flagstaff, AZ. Our parent churches are the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and The Episcopal Church. Our students come from a variety of religious (and non-religious) backgrounds, we are an open and affirming community, welcoming of all people. We have weekly worship services and Bible Study/Vespers, each with its own meal. We also do activities on-campus, such as Blessing of the Backpacks, Ashes to Go, and tabling during Coming Out Week.
Brad Eubanks and Allie Papke-Larson
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Brad Eubanks came to the Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry in Flagstaff in October of 2013. He grew up in Missouri City, Texas, a strangely named suburb of Houston (ask him sometime if you want to know why it’s named that). As cradle Episcopalians do, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Lutheran University in Theology/Youth Ministry, minoring in Psychology, with a Certificate in Leadership Studies. He then went on to receive a Master of Education degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education (Counseling and Guidance) from Texas State University.
Read More about Brad here.
Allie Papke-Larson, Program Coordinator
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Allie grew up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in the North Woods of Minnesota. She attended Augsburg University in Minneapolis, studding History and Religion. While at Augsburg she spent her summers working at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in Montana, creating a passion for nurturing spiritual enrichment in youth and embedding a love of hiking. She went on to spend two years living and working at Holden Village, a small Lutheran community in the North Cascades of Washington State. There, she grew a deep love for community and compost. A year ago she took the call of Youth Director at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran in Flagstaff, AZ. She now also holds the position of Program Coordinator for the Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Ministries at Northern Arizona University.
She is excited to be a part of the LCM|Canterbury community at NAU, and is very much honored to be working with the student and staff body.
Stories from Canterbury
Why is Canterbury important?
Pilgrimage is one of the most important parts of many people’s spiritual lives. Many people go off to Spain, Ireland, or France to complete these pilgrimages. Some people go to the Holy Land. Some go to England.
One of the most important components of many English pilgrimages is Canterbury, England. It has been for centuries. Many know about the ancient pilgrimage to Canterbury from the Canterbury Tales. Some know of the pilgrimages to Canterbury that happen today, such as the one that one of our freshmen this year just completed.
Canterbury is a famous destination for pilgrimages, but many don’t know it is also an origin. One of the largest pilgrimages in the world is Spain’s Santiago de Compostela; and for many in England, Canterbury is the starting point for this spiritual journey.
And then some go to college for their pilgrimage. And that is why Canterbury Flagstaff exists. We are many students’ origin, and many students’ destination. And for some students, we are just a stop on the way. Regardless of where on the journey a student is, we are here and ready to welcome them with open arms.
Check out what Canterbury means to some of our students below!
What do we do?
(We are a student based ministry, and meet only during the academic school year)
Sunday 6:15 PM
Eucharist and Dinner at Canterbury
319 S San Francisco St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(White church across the street from The Mayor)
Jesus and Chill at Campus Ministry Center
500 W Riordan Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(Small blue building behind Cline Library)
Retreats replenish the mind and soul, like a spa but for your spirit, a reconnection with your spirituality with a side of fun and laughter.
Our next retreat is in Sedona, January 31st- February 2nd, this will be gathering with other ELCA Campus Ministries.
Our following retreat, February 14th- 16th, will in in Bellingham, WA and we will be gathering with many Episcopalian Campus Ministries from the Western half of the States.
Learn more about our retreats!
Help us out
What do your gifts do?
$5: buy tea or coffee for a student at a pastoral meeting
$15: buy a student lunch on a bad day
$20: rent one student sleeping equipment from NAU for a two night retreat
$50: one retreat scholarship
$75: pay for a professional counseling appointment for a student in need
$150: feed the entire group dinner
$300: provide the bread and wine for a year's worth of Sunday Services
$700: pay for the ministry to go on a retreat
$1,200: donate a year's worth of office and printer supplies
We need help funding this amazing ministry.
We need you.
Whether it is donating your time and energy to help feed our students on Sunday or Wednesday night, or helping keep us financially stable, it all comes down to you!
Thank you for all of your support. You make this ministry what it is.
How to donate?
319 S. San Francisco Street
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001