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The University of Rochester’s PCC is a thoughtful, contemplative group of faith seekers. We tell stories, we use Christian tradition to make sense of our lives, we grow in community as Christ would. Come join the fun!

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.

Dinner Dialogues, and our regular Thursday 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 Sam.

Whether you are a new or continuing Yellowjacket, we hope you’ll join us! We are a home for seekers in many faith traditions.

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

Thanks for keeping in touch! Blessings, we’ll see you soon.