Welcome to Faith On Campus!
The college years are some of the most formative of life. But they can also be some of the most challenging to navigate well. They are pregnant with potential – for fruit, growth, and transformation. But there is equal potential for these years to be casually wasted away, believing that life, and faith, can wait until later.
These years require a great deal of intentionality, on the part of students and mentors alike, if they are to be all that God desires for them to be. And I believe that God is calling students and mentors to work in harmony with the Spirit of God during the critical college years!
This site was created from a desire to promote conversations, share resources, find encouragement and explore the life and faith of today’s college students, as well as those of us who will come alongside of them – as pastor, professor, parent, coach, supervisor, director, mentor, and friend.
I invite YOU to be a part of shaping the conversation that happens here at Faith On Campus! I will work to contribute a couple times a week. I hope that you will choose to lend your voice – your experiences, perspectives, insights, hind sights, high lights, low lights, and expertise – recognizing that with every voice that adds to the conversation, our collective learning is multiplied and magnified.
My name is Guy Chmieleski (pronounced: Shim-a-less-key) and I am a happy husband, a proud father of five beautiful kids, and a follower of Jesus Christ.
I will be starting my new role as the Campus Pastor and Dean of Campus Ministries at Friends University in Wichita, KS later this summer. I have previously served in campus ministry on the campuses of Belmont University (05-15), Pepperdine University (04-05), Asbury University (01-04); and Palm Beach Atlantic University (97-01).
I’ve earned a Doctor of Ministry, with an emphasis in spiritual formation and leadership development, from George Fox Evangelical Seminary (2005), a Master of Arts in Ministry from Palm Beach Atlantic University (2000), and a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry from Bethel University (1997).
I am the he author of Shaping Their Future: Mentoring Students Through Their Formative College Years (Seedbed Publishing, 2013), CAMPUS gODS: Exposing the Idols That Can Derail Your Present and Destroy Your Future (Seedbed Publishing, 2013), and Noise. Hurry. Crowds. On Creating Space for God Amidst the Chaos of Campus and Culture (Seedbed Publishing, 2015).
When I’m not hanging out with college students there’s a good chance I’m chasing my kids around, enjoying some coffee and quiet moments with my wife, or working out in the yard.
If you have any questions, want to connect, or would like to talk with me about speaking at an upcoming event you can send me an email at guy(dot)chmieleski@gmail(dot)com.
Thanks again for stopping by!