April 8, 2022

The Genesee Area Campus Ministries (GACM) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the call of the Rev. Samuel Kinsman as the new Executive Director and Chaplain for the Protestant Chapel Community (PCC) at the University of Rochester. Rev. Kinsman was selected in a national search that identified numerous highly-qualified candidates. Students from the PCC were included in the search process, as were members of the GACM Board who are UR faculty, retired staff members, alumni, and local clergy and lay leaders.

Rev. Kinsman is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, the University of South Carolina, and Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has extensive experience with interfaith work, including clinical care, hospice chaplaincy, justice programming, interfaith dialogue, and supporting children and youth.

Rev. Kinsman is in the process of moving to the Rochester region and will begin in his duties serving the spiritual needs of the PCC community on July 15, 2022.

Thank you for your continued support of campus ministries at the University of Rochester.

The Rev. Todd R. Goddard
Pastor, Rush United Methodist Church
President, Genesee Area Campus Ministries 


Welcome, and welcome back, to PCC!

At present time, PCC’s Sunday worship will be in-person at 5:00 PM for the fall 2022 semester. We will be following UofR’s COVID-19 guidelines and masking while inside. Outdoor worship service may also be an option, more updates to come.

Dinner Dialogues, and all of our other programming, will be in-person if possible, as per university guidelines. We will switch to online format if pandemic restrictions change.

To be added to our weekly e-blast list, so you get all the up-to-date information each week, contact Chaplain Katie Jo.

Whether you are a new or continuing Yellowjacket, we hope you’ll join us! Despite the restrictions necessitated by the ongoing pandemic, we promise you that PCC will continue to be a place to make friends, worship, study scripture, have great theological conversations, play games, and seek to support each other and reflect God’s light to the world around us.

As another way to stay current with PCC activities, you’re invited to join one of our Facebook groups:

Thanks for keeping in touch!

Enjoy this slideshow for a look at what PCC was like in the Beforetimes, and what it will be again once we’re on the other side of this pandemic.