Interfaith Center & Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry mission: To support and nourish the spiritual development, religious identity, and faith practice of all Bryant community members.

Carolina Bogaert

Student Engagement Specialist
(401) 232-6542

The Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center provides a gathering place where all members of the Bryant community can explore their spirituality, practice their faith, and learn from one another.

The Campus Ministry team is dedicated to fostering understanding and cooperation for all, wherever they may find themselves on their personal journeys.

Chaplains are available to participate in programs and discussions sponsored by faculty, resident assistants, campus groups, and clubs. They also hold office hours to meet with members of the Bryant community.

The University offers a number of interfaith/ecumenical celebrations throughout the year, including Friends and Family Weekend services, the annual Festival of Lights each December, and Baccalaureate Services during Commencement weekend.

Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center

Carolina Bogaert, Student Engagement Specialist

Programs and services: The Interfaith Center provides experiences that build understanding and respect within our community. Through the academic year we offer services and events representative of diverse faith traditions and religions. The Interfaith Center is also a resource to students, faculty, and staff of all faiths interested in initiating programs and creating opportunities.

Catholic Campus Ministry

David Gillis, Catholic Outreach Coordinator

Programs and services: Bryant is served by a group of rotating priests who offer Catholic services, which include Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), weekly Masses, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Holy Day Masses. 

Student groups include the Catholic Student Association and Orthodox Christian Fellowship.

Jewish Campus Ministry

Rabbi Steven Jablow, Jewish Chaplain, Hillel Director

Programs and services: Shabbat services and dinner, Jewish Holiday observances, formal and informal Jewish education

Hillel offers religious, cultural, social, educational and other programs and services to help meet the needs of Jewish members of the community. Hillel events and programs are open to all community members.

Protestant Campus Ministry

Rev. Kevin White, Protestant Chaplain

Programs and services: Prayer and Praise, conversation series, pastoral counseling

Protestant student groups include Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and The Awakening Crew

Muslim Outreach

Carolina Bogaert, Student Engagement Specialist

Programs and services: Friday Prayers with Imam Farid Ansari, student consultations. Interfaith Center spaces are accessible daily for prayer and meditation.  Muslim prayer items are available in the Campus Ministry office.