weispfennig for web

Chapel Service at the University of Jamestown

Every Thursday morning at 11:00AM is a time set aside for the campus community to find a brief moment of rest from the weekly trials that come with life. The non-denominational gathering is similar to a church service but designed specifically for college students. Each week a ministry moment is highlighted and a message is given. The speakers may include the Chaplain, Student Chaplains, members of the administration, faculty, staff, and outside guests. In addition to the speakers, various styles of music ministry are featured.


The University of Jamestown’s chaplain is Reverend Richard Raum. Dr. Raum is married with two children and two grandchildren.
Spiritual guidance experience:
Presbyterian Pastor since 1975 serving churches in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Michigan, and North Dakota.
Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University, NY
B.A. 1971, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
M.A 1972,Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
M.Div. 1975, D.Min. 1985, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJDr. Raum serves as 1/2 time chaplain at UJ and also 1/2 time at Jamestown Presbyterian Church.
Office Hours (Subject to Change)
Voorhees Chapel
Monday and Wednesday Afternoon
Tuesday Morning
All Day Thursday
UJ Phone: 701-252-3467 extension 5475
Church Office Phone: 701-226-2084

Student Chaplains

The goals of a Student Chaplain involve leading and directing others in the area of worship, fellowship and study, service and mission.
Student chaplain opportunities include:

  • Overseeing and planning various aspects of the weekly worship service.
  • Organizing events and Bible studies; identifying and encouraging potential student leaders; offering help and guidance to group leaders.
  • Ministering to fellow students in one-on-one weekly meetings that include prayer, Bible reading, and spiritual direction.


Applicants must submit a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and meet with the selection committee for an interview.

University of Jamestown Student Chaplains for 2014-2015

Josh Knutson: joknutso@uj.edu
Brooke Lietzke: blietzke@uj.edu