College Campus Ministry

Welcome! The Office for College Campus Ministry exists to form missionary disciples of all college students in the diocese. We do this by supporting campus ministry efforts at all college campuses within the diocese. These campus ministries work to establish places of authentic community where students encounter Jesus Christ and His Church, and then be sent out as missionaries in the midst of the world.

Please visit our College Campus Ministry site to learn about our diocesan supported ministries.


University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg)

Catholic Campus Ministry at UCM strives to help form the future Catholic leaders of our communities by challenging them both spiritually and intellectually and by encouraging them to be passionately Catholic.

University of Central Missouri Campus Ministry

106 Broad Street, Warrensburg, MO 64093

Northwest Missouri State University

Campus Minister: Max Pawlowski

Come experience the fullness of faith in Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church while you attend Northwest Missouri State University.  We are the Bearcatholics at Northwest!

Northwest Newman Catholic Center

606 College Avenue, Maryville, MO 64468

(660) 582-7373;

Missouri Western State University

The Catholic Newman Center seeks to evangelize on campus & strengthen the Catholic identity of students at Missouri Western State University.

The Catholic Newman Center fulfills her mission by offering the Sacraments, by faithfully studying Sacred Scripture and Tradition, and by calling students to a life of holiness in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Catholic Newman Center

4518 Mitchell Ave, St. Joseph, MO


University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) 

Campus Minister: Katie Huber

John Paul II Commons Newman Center

The JPII Commons, located in the heart of Kansas City between the UMKC and Rockhurst University campuses, is the home of a dynamic student community.

On the residential side (top two floors), it offers an array of unique suites where students can live in community with others in an inspired, faith-based environment.

On the ministry side, the Newman Center (located on the bottom floor), will provide a place for all students, both residents and non-residents, to come to events, to meet friends, or to study.

The center is dedicated to St. John Paul the Great, who had a heart for young people, to whom he boldly declared “Open wide the doors to Christ!”

Fr. Andrew Mattingly, Chaplain

Newman Center contact info: (816) 535-0677;

Housing Office contact info: (816) 307-1428

William Jewell College

Ministry Center: St. James Church

309 S. Stewart Road, Liberty, MO 64068

(816) 781-4343

Rev. Timothy Armbruster, CPPS, Moderator

Avila University

Catholic University in the Diocese

Campus Ministry

11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145

(816) 501-2423

Dave Armstrong, Director of University Mission and Ministry

Julie Cowley, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry

Rockhurst University

Catholic University in the Diocese

As a Catholic, Jesuit university, we are committed to finding God in all things. Our campus ministry offerings challenge and inspire you to grow spiritually and contribute your gifts to the world.

Campus Ministry Center

5134 S Forest, Kansas City, MO 64110

Cindy Schmersal, Director

Rev. Carl Heumann, SJ, Chaplain

(816) 501-4303, campus

See also: John Paul II Commons Newman Center, located between UMKC & Rockhurst

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