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The Chaplaincy at St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus, is available to all students and staff, regardless of denomination, faith tradition or spiritual conviction. The chaplaincy exists as a spiritual resource and source of encouragement and serves as an additional support for students and staff.

What is our role at SLC?

  • To create a welcoming, non-judgmental, safe space for students and staff of all beliefs and background.
  • To nurture the spiritual wholeness and well-being of all members of SLC.
  • To build a community where students and staff can be belong, be accepted as they are, grow and be encouraged.
  • To provide assistance and information on all local faith communities and resources.
  • To refer students to community resources and religious communities.
  • To provide one-on-one mentoring, crisis management and support for students and staff.
  • To provide support for Geneva SLC, a Christian club on campus.
  • To train student leaders within Geneva SLC.
  • To partner with other SLC services to ensure student success and wellness.

What has been our impact this year?

  • One-on-one connections have been made with approximately 50+ students and staff this year; over half of them have returned for multiple visits.
  • Several Muslim and Buddhist students have been directed towards student-friendly spiritual supports in the Kingston community.
  • A Christian club on campus has been created and supported with 60 members joining on Facebook.
  • With the help of student leaders, 5 Huddle groups have been running weekly each semester.

Who is our Chaplain?

Kathy Doering is our SLC Chaplain and she is new to the position this school year. Kathy's father worked in the Business department at SLC for thirty years and she grew up running around our hallways. Now, she is an Associate Pastor at Living Waters Anglican Fellowship in Kingston.She has a B. Ed. and an M.Ed. in Counseling, and has been working at Geneva House Campus Ministries at Queen's University and SLC for several years, running small groups, providing one-on-one support and mentoring to staff and students.

Contact information

You can contact Kathy at: chaplain@sl.on.ca or at 613-544-5400 ext. 1522 to set up appointments at your convenience.
Drop in office hours are Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the fall and winter terms, in the Student Association.  

You are encouraged to allow your faith to be nurtured, and helpful friendships developed, in the context of your St. Lawrence College experience. Everyone is welcome!