Learning to Walk the Spiritual Path with Practical Feet....
The Office of Spiritual Life at Westminster College serves as a place where students, faculty and staff can address any issues of a spiritual nature. The office creates opportunities for students to explore and grow in their spiritual understanding of the world while relating it to their academic pursuits and future business endeavors. The office encourages students to gain a better understanding of an integrative model of our physical and spiritual realities through programs and services.
Students are assisted in connecting to their own Faith community in the Salt Lake City area, as well as helping them increase their understanding about other peoples' Faiths, both on and off campus. Gaining a better understanding of the interconnectedness of all human beings, societies, cultures and faiths lends to a greater ability to function in the global community of the 21st Century, to be prepared to be global citizens. Some of the learning opportunities include a faith fair early in the academic year, visits to various faith communities, panel presentations, study/discussion groups, prayer/meditation/devotional groups, as well as service learning opportunities on the local, national, and international level. Student inspired projects and programs are encouraged!
Westminster Spiritual LIfe Office has been connected with the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) Better Together National Campaign since January 2012. Check out the better together tab on this website for more on the national video awards as well as the honorable mention award recieved May 2013!
Spiritual Life Director
Jan Saeed (M.A. Spiritual Consultation and Conflict Resolution) oversees the spiritual happenings on campus. She consults with students, faculty, and staff planning events, retreats and activities. She leads group discussions and meets individually with students seeking spiritual direction or guidance.
Phone: (801) 832-2232
Spiritual Life Program Coordinator
Karla Mendez, (Undergraduate Psychology major with an art minor) assists in planning and carrying out activities of the spiritual life office. She serves as the vice president of Griffins for the Greater Good Spiritual Life Club and acts as a mentor to other students interested in religious and spiritual life studies. For 2013-14, she is also serving IFYC as a Coach and mentor to the Better Together Interfaith Leadership Institutes.