The Ministry Team for Congregational Campus Ministry
The purpose of The Ministry Team for Congregational Campus Ministry ("Campus Ministry Team") is to plan, communicate and oversee the area of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church’s ("ORLC") Campus Ministry based on the Congregational Vision.
We communicate throughout the congregation, telling the story of our ministry and sharing information about ministry.
Membership on the Campus Ministry Team is according to purpose, passions and diversity with broad representation.
Our Campus Ministry Team’s leader is Tony Peterson. Our Council Liaison is Gordy Johnson.
Other regular members include: Pastor Donna Kraus, Janet Hofstetter, and Dennis McCunney. Interim Pastor Gordon Myers serves as member ex officio.
We encourage Advisory Board representatives along with other church members to join and serve this Ministry.
The Campus Ministry Team’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to areas such as reaching out to students, faculty, and staff in our academic communities and inviting them to engage in worship, study, fellowship and service so that they discover and fulfill their vocation as disciples.
Sensitive to the pastoral needs of those on campus and engaged in the academic community, this Team strives to communicate the gospel in fresh ways.
It is also our responsibility to submit annually a proposed budget, provide orientation for members, set goals, and communicate and coordinate our activities through ORLC’s Executive Committee. This Team may from time to time be assigned other or additional duties and responsibilities by action of the Executive Committee.
The Team’s focus is primarily on the students, faculty and staff of East Carolina University and Pitt Community College.
"The Well" - is a cooperative venture established in 2012 between the Lutheran Student Ministry (“LSM”) and the Episcopal Campus Ministry (“ECM”) to form the Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry (“ELCM”). It is supported by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina and the NC Synod through St. Paul’s and St. Timothy’s Episcopal Churches and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church respectively.
This Ministry is open to all students. For more information about "The Well" visit www.thewell-elcm.org.
Pastor Donna Kraus
Pastor Donna Kraus leads "The Well" as the ELCM Campus Minister. She is passionate about working with college students and young adults, engaging them in conversations about faith, and looking at growth in faith development as positive outcomes of ministry with and among this population.
Pastor Donna grew up in Iowa and graduated with a BS from Valparaiso University. She obtained her Masters of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, and served as Pastor at Christ the King Lutheran Church in St. Clairesville, OH for 9 years.
For we are your people, the sheep of your pasture, we will give you thanks forever and show forth your praise from age to age. Psalm 79:13