Canterbury is a safe place for you to experience God and to make new friends. Whether you were born in the church, or only recently have begun to search for a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, all are welcome. We experience God in worship, in our times of fun and friendship, as we explore the big questions, and in sharing good news with others.
At Canterbury Campus Ministry, we are not concerned about religion - we are about helping each other to develop a living faith and a personal relationship with the one who is the way, truth and life.
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to get involved with Canterbury. Most of our ministry offerings take place during the academic school year. For a complete list of programs and gatherings, please check out ourCalendar Page.
CHAPLAINCY AT CANTERBURY CAMPUS MINISTRY
Meet our new Chaplains: Fr. Jim Haney & Dcn. Becky Orem
Fr. Jim Haney and Dcn. Becky Orem became chaplain and co-chaplain of Texas Tech Canterbury in July 2017. Both are Texas Tech alumni, and are very excited to meet and work with Texas Tech students.
Fr. Jim is a 4th generation Episcopal Priest, a medical school dropout, and a former high school science teacher. He attended seminary at Seabury-Western in Evanston, Illinois. He has been ordained since 1995 serving in Kansas and Northwest Texas, and since 2008 he has been rector of St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church, across the street from Canterbury. Jim has been married to his high school sweetheart, Renee, for 32 years, and has two college age children. Between 2005 and 2013, the Haney family somehow managed to visit all 50 states: 48 by land, 1 by air, and 1 by sea. In addition to travel, Jim enjoys computers, cooking, movies, music, and quality time with his family and their mini-pack of 3 rescue beagles.
Dcn. Becky also serves at St. Paul's, where she was ordained in 2011. In her former life, she was an Associate Professor of Anatomy & Physiology in the Biology department at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas and also worked part-time as a Medical Research Assistant in the Department of Physiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. One of her passions is training and working with Therapy Dogs. She and her Therapy dogs have visited many patients through the years at University Medical Center as well as throughout the community. She and her husband, John, live on a farm northwest of Lubbock, near Shallowater.
The Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer
Canterbury Campus Ministry is an outreach of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas. We are grateful for the leadership and support of Bishop Scott Mayer and the parishes and members of this diocese.
If you would like to learn more about how you can be a part of this ministry, please visit the Connections page or contact our Chaplain.