Spiritual Life

Student Life

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Defiance College is related to the United Church of Christ, and St. John UCC is located next to campus. Ford Chapel, located in Schauffler Hall, provides a setting for worship services and private meditation on campus.

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Spiritual Life organizations and events:

  • Catholics on Campus
    • Opportunities for fellowship, service and retreats are provided. Catholics on Campus often coordinates on-campus services for various holy days and feast days for the convenience of Roman Catholic students, faculty, and staff and other interested parties. All students and membership are welcome. Please contact Brenda Averesch for more information: 419-783-2352 or baveresch@defiance.edu.

  • Habitat for Humanity
    • Habitat for Humanity helps to build and renovate housing in partnership with people in need, and builds awareness of poverty housing issues. We participate in work days with Habitat for Humanity of Defiance County, and take an annual spring break trip to build houses in other areas. Our most recent trips have included sites in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Please contact Judy Lymanstall for more information: 419-783-2300 or jlymanstall@defiance.edu.

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • Defiance College houses a chapter of the international, gospel-centered organization, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). DC's chapter provides regular on-campus bible studies, Christian fellowship, and service opportunities for both athletes and non-athletes alike. FCA also sponsors small group men's and women's studies. Closely partnering with local churches and other Christian organizations in the area, DC's chapter of FCA provides an opportunity for students seeking to grow deeper in their faith and in Defiance's close-knit community. For more information, contact the FCA advisor, Becca Rupp at rrupp@defiance.edu or 419-783-2525.

  • All-Campus Thanksgiving Dinner