Looking for Diocese of Charleston college students


Catholic Campus ministers at 12 state and 13 private colleges and universities in South Carolina could use your help. No, we’re not asking for money here! Rather, these campus ministers need names and campus addresses of the Catholic students they serve.

One of the most difficult problems confronting any campus minister is finding out who the Catholic students are on campus. There are several reasons for the difficulty.

Some colleges and universities simply do not ask their students for religious affiliation upon application and registration. Several others collect this information but don’t share it with the campus ministers, citing confidentiality concerns. Others are extremely helpful in furnishing this data to campus ministers of the various religious traditions, as long as they are officially recognized as a campus ministry through their religious denomination.

To help overcome this information deficit we have provided the Catholic campus ministry addresses at the 25 schools here in South Carolina. Catholic Campus ministry offers students the opportunity to experience church in worship, social activities with peers and in service to the wider world. It’s one of the best avenues to further develop Catholic faith life and community at a pivotal time in a student”s life.

Ann Penick is coordinator of Campus Ministries for the Diocese of Charleston.


Anderson College
ATTN: Deacon Paul Shook
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Joseph Parish
P.O. Box 1013
Anderson, S.C. 29622

Charleston Southern University
Msgr. E. Christopher Lathem,
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. John the Beloved Parish
28 Sumter Avenue
Summerville, S.C. 29483

Coker College
Father Gerald J. Ryfinski
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Mary Parish
P.O. Box 1378
Hartsville, S.C. 29550

Columbia College
Cathy Jamieson-Ogg, Catholic Chaplain
Office of the Chaplain
1301 Columbia College Drive
Columbia, S.C. 29203

Converse College
Father Michael DeAntonio
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Paul the Apostle
161 N. Dean Street
Spartanburg, S.C. 29302

Erskine College
Sister Joan Kobe, DW
Catholic Campus Ministry
Sacred Heart Parish
P.O. Box 812
Abbeville, S.C. 29620

Furman University
Father Paul M. Williams, OFM
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Anthony Parish
307 Gower Street
Greenville, S.C. 29611

Limestone College
Father Gary Linsky
Catholic Campus Ministry
Sacred Heart Parish
407 Grace Street
Gaffney, S.C 29340

Morris College
Father Michael Varady, CSSR
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Jude Parish
P.O. Box 1589
Sumter, S.C. 29150

Newberry College
Father James Crowley, OMI
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Mark Parish
928 Boundary St.
Newberry, S.C. 29108

Presbyterian College
Father James Crowley, OMI
(See address for Newberry College)

Southern Wesleyan University
Father James M. Brucz, CSP
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Andrew Parish
P.O. Box 112
Clemson, S.C. 29633

Wofford College
Doyle Boggs, Director of Communication
Catholic Campus Ministry
Office of Communications
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303-3668


The Citadel
Father Michael J. Davino
MSC 58, The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, S.C. 29409

Clemson University
Anne Phemister, Campus Minister
P.O. Box 112
Clemson, S.C. 29633

Coastal Carolina University
Dr. Timothy McConnick
Catholic Campus Ministry
P.O. Box 1754
Conway, S.C. 29526

College of Charleston
Ann Penick, Campus Minister
Catholic Campus Ministry
120 Broad Street
Charleston, S.C. 29401

Francis Marion University
Father Michael T. Corrigan
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Ann Parish
113 South Kemp Street
Florence, S.C. 29501

Lander University
Father Hayden J. Vaverek
Catholic Campus Ministry
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
110 East Laurel Avenue
Greenwood, S.C. 29649

Medical University of South Carolina
Ann Penick, Campus Minister
Catholic Campus Ministry
120 Broad Street
Charleston, S.C. 29401

S.C. State University/Claflin College
Brother James Connolly, CFX
Xaverian Brothers’ Residence 1710 Amelia St. N.E.
Orangeburg, S.C 29115

University of South Carolina
Father Tim Lijewski, Campus Minister
St. Thomas More Center
1610 Greene Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201

University of South Carolina at Aiken
Father Edward W. Fitzgerald
Catholic Campus Ministry
St. Mary Help of Christians Parish
P.O. Box 438
Aiken, S.C. 29802

Winthrop University
Father David D. Valtierra, CO
The Oratory
P.O. Box 11586
Rock Hill, S.C. 29731