This year (2016), we are celebrating 60 years of Lutheran Campus Ministry in Edmonton, and Richard Reimer’s 25th anniversary as chaplain! Do you have a memory to share, or a message for us? Please leave it in our guest book, by clicking on “Write a new entry”.
60 years of campus ministry and 25 years with Richard at the helm is a big milestone! Campus ministry and Richard have been an important part of my formation and journey to ministry. My grandfather was a pastor on the committee that decided to purchase the original house. I attended LSM as a "pre-sem" student doing my undergrad, learning much from Richard about theology and ministry. And then I had the privilege to serve on the campus ministry council during a period of exciting renovations at the new house. Campus Ministry has been vital touchstone of faith for so many young adults and quite frankly is the reason that many have NOT slipped away from the church. The church should be grateful for a thriving ministry among young adults when ministry to that cohort is nearly absent most other places in the church. Richard in particular has been an important reason for this life-filled ministry. No matter whether you are student, a hanger-on, a member of the church at large, a member of the council or a colleague, Richard has the grace and wisdom to treat you with the same love, compassion and respect. Truly a Christ-filled servant. Thank you and blessings Campus Ministry. Thank you and blessings Richard.