Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
8 North Laurel Street
Richmond VA 23220
This summer the Episcopal Campus Ministry is undergoing some exciting changes. To learn more about what this change looks like follow us on twitter: @ECM_VCU
Leading up to our Launch on August 30, alumni, Campus Ministers and students will be tweeting under the #seRVAntECM answering the questions:
“Why do you serve?”
We invite you to tag us and tell us your story too!
Follow us on Facebook at ECM@VCU
We invite students to worship with us on Sunday mornings. Our summer schedule is Sunday worship at 7:45 or 10:00 a.m., and on Friday at 12:30 p.m. for our Healing Service. Worshipping with the congregation of Grace and Holy Trinity Church on Sunday mornings as part of the greater community of The Church we gather with every generation.
Students can live into their faith (regardless of their religious tradition) by helping us to live into our stated Baptismal Promises to:
- Continue in the apostles teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers.
- Persevere in resisting evil and when we fall into sin repenting and returning to the Lord.
- Proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ.
- Seek and serve Christ in all persons loving our neighbors as ourselves.
- Strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.
We invite VCU students to:.
- Providing Hospitality, Healing and Wholeness on Fridays at Red Door Ministry
- Sign up here to help between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. as cooks, servers, and cleaners.
- Join the conversation about how we can live into our faith and enjoy a free meal!
- Offering a place to share about where we live and serve by feeding the hungry, quenching the thirst of the thirsty, visiting with the lonely, and / or standing with those imprisoned at our Wednesday Se(rva)nt Lunch. You do not need to be an Episcopalian, Christian or religious to join this conversation- all are welcome at the table.
- Join us for a time of food, prayer, information and conversation with local nonprofits that are looking for faithful volunteers.
- This is also a place where you are invited to ask others to join you in pursuing things about which you are passionate.
Our Friday Red Door Ministries are a great opportunity for students and student groups to give back to the Monroe Park neighborhood. Please visit our outreach page for more information abut how to volunteer.
Meet Our Campus Ministers
Emily Bennett – Campus Minister for Outreach: Emily is our Campus Minister responsible for making our life and ministry known beyond Laurel Street. She works with others in student leadership to spread the word about our events at VCU, in the Fan, and beyond.
Jordan Cooke – Campus Minister for Hospitality: Jordan is our campus minister who keeps us all fed and content. Jordan coordinates the TABLE Dinner Service and the volunteers for the Red Door Ministry Soup Kitchen.
Merin Duke – Campus Minister for Coordination: Merin is our campus minister in charge of organizing large events such as Belize and events open to the rest of the VCU student body. She works with Emily to expand ECM’s outreach to the larger Richmond community.
The Rev. Kim Reinholz – Chaplain: Kim is the Associate for Service Campus Ministry and Pastoral Care at GHTC. She wears many hats but isn’t always wearing a baby. She has worked with youth and young adults for most of her professional life as a an environmental organizer at a community college, a youth ministry coordinator, the Diocesan Youth Missioner for the Diocese of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania), and an adjunct college professor of Philosophy, Literature and Ethics. Kim enjoys working with the VCU community because the students keep her on her toes from day to day she never knows what to expect.