We are a campus site of Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministries, an agency of the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Our mission is to invite those in the academic setting to know Christ and the community that bears His name.

Worship

Hearing and learning God’s Word together in old, new, creative, and beautiful ways.

Search

Asking tough questions, wrestling with our faith, and being open to the way God moves in this world.

Serve

Discovering our call to embody the love of Christ and learning how to best live out the Gospel.

Send

Equipping young adults to be the church for the sake of our community and the world.

We journey with students as they encounter questions and doubt during a transitional season in life.

1919

Lutheran Student Club is organized at the University of Nebraska

1923

Committee for Lutheran Student Work is established, comprised of the pastor and one lay person from each of the Lincoln congregations.

1932

The Lutheran Student Club officially becomes part of the national Lutheran Student Association.

1946

Pastor Alvin Petersen is installed as the first Campus Pastor to the Lutheran students in Lincoln.

1952

The Lutheran Student House, later called the Lutheran Center, is dedicated at a total cost of $125,000. It was the second Lutheran Campus Ministry Center built in the United States.

1958

The chapel addition to the Lutheran Center is dedicated.

1975

The Lutheran Center choir gives 220th concert.

1982

A Church Occupations Group for persons discerning a call to ministry is established. Over 100 Lutheran Center students have been ordained to the Ministry of the Word and Sacrament.

2001

Rededication of the building following a capital campaign designed to bring the Lutheran Center up to code and make it handicap accessible.

2005

Pastor Meyer passes away after serving as campus pastor for over 16 years at the Lutheran Center.

2008

Lutheran Center students and leaders travel to Haiti for the first of many service trips.

2011

Brother Emile from the Taize’ Community in France visits the Lutheran Center and leads evening prayer.

Adam White

Campus Pastor | Hastings, Nebraska

  • Like – Foo Fighters, motorcycles, sushi, dressing-up
  • Love –Jesus, neighbors, family, books
  • Hate –cheese (except on pizza), snakes, injustice

Amanda White

Ministry Director | Superior, Nebraska

  • Like – Jim Gaffigan, travel, Jane Austen
  • Love – pasta, family (including Martin Luther the dog), being near the water
  • Hate – drivers who don’t pay attention, peanuts, the devil

Allison Johnson

Campus Minister | Oak Creek, Wisconsin

  • Like –sports, strumming the ukulele, the Green Bay Packers
  • Love –humans, Under Armour, stories
  • Hate – snakes, messy houses, bullying

Jenna Olson Popp

Campaign Coordinator | Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Like – traveling, sleeping, and M&M’s from Amanda’s office
  • Love –puppies of all sizes, hedgehogs, and pretty much all mammals
  • Hate –war, medical procedures, negativity

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We’re imagining a sustainable ministry center where students are deeply nurtured in their faith.