UKirk at WCU Campus Minister
UKirk at WCU

Greetings from UKirk at WCU! The UKirk Campus Ministry at Western Carolina University is pleased that you may be interested in a leadership opportunity with our ministry. UKirk at WCU was formed three years ago, as a Validated Ministry of the Presbytery of Western North Carolina (PCUSA). We hope to offer an alternative to existing campus ministries, to provide faith development and discipleship opportunities grounded in our Presbyterian reformed traditions, while being open and welcoming to all. While this ministry is new, it follows in decades old footsteps of previous Presbyterian Campus Ministries at WCU. Over the past few months, our small but committed board has worked to clarify our vision for this ministry, and for it's new leadership. While we can never know where God’s will may take us, we see wonderful possibilities in creating a true sense of community for a group of students who may or may not feel welcome in other places. Possibilities in creating a true vocational ministry that helps students understand how weaving Christ’s presence and teachings into their lives, both now and in the future, will enrich them immeasurably! We look forward to working with our next leader to bring this vision to life, and to providing the support for them to do so. We are blessed to call a 3,000 square foot building, in the heart of the WCU campus our home. The upper level has been leased to a Sports Medicine practice, which provides ongoing financial support to the ministry. The lower level currently houses the ministry and the non-profit Hillside Grind Coffeehouse, serving as an outreach to the WCU community. We also lease an adjacent 3 bedroom house to students, and offer commuter parking in an adjacent parking lot. WCU’s campus sits in Cullowhee, North Carolina, basically in the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains, fifty-two miles west of Asheville. This location in the rural mountains amidst incredible biodiversity and unique communities, creates opportunities for academic discovery, amazing outdoor recreation and rewarding community service. The campus itself covers approximately 600 acres, and is surrounded by mountains, streams and forests on all sides. WCU’s student body includes over 9,400 undergraduate students, and is one of the fastest growing campuses in the UNC system. We estimate that over 6,000 of these students live on campus, or in the immediate Cullowhee area. Approximately 57% are female and 43% male. More than 17% self-identify as part of a racial minority group, and more than 75 % are between the ages of 18 and 24. It is a vibrant educational environment. If you feel a calling to this type of ministry in this type of place, we would love to hear from you. A more formal, detailed opportunity listing is attached, and we will be happy to discuss any further questions that you may have. Blessings! The UKirk at WCU Board

Posting Dates: 
01/30/2018 to 06/01/2018
Job Type: 
Full time
Job Category: 
Ministry, Non-Church
United States
Contact Name: 
Mark Hanna
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(704) 564-4865