The diverse campus ministry at WPI is created and provided by the students themselves. The relationships and spiritual friendships developed in their groups and clubs are the outward evidence of that ministry. Students worship and work together, developing sustaining bonds that guide and hold them throughout their time on campus.
Some groups also have members of their clergy, funded by their religious denominations or congregations, who serve the clerical needs of that specific group.
At WPI those clergy currently also serve as chaplains to the campus community. Chaplains serve beyond their own faith tradition. They tend to the spiritual needs of a multi-faith and often transient community on site. The chaplains are here for students in time of spiritual need, regardless of their faith affiliation. They also coordinate the events with the multiple groups at the Campus Religious Center (CRC) to help maintain a thriving multi-faith and educational campus religious community.
For Chaplain office hours please see below, or make an appointment to meet.
Father Tomasz Borkowski
Catholic Priest and WPI Campus Chaplain
Fr Tomasz has been a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester for nine years. He was born in Poland and came to the United States in 1995 with the intention to continue his studies for priesthood and was ordained to the priesthood in 2001.
In addition to being a chaplain at WPI, he is also a student. This year he will begin full time studies at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in the Licentiate in Sacred Theology Program. The focus of his studies and research for the next two years will be New Testament Theology and Interpretation - "basically studying the Bible."
He is looking forward to getting to know all students and faculty at WPI and hopes that you will get to know him. No matter where you are along the journey of your faith - confident or searching, Catholic or member of other faith tradition, or not believing, know that you can always drop in for a chat.
Office hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday by appointment.
Rev. Cheryl Leshay
Unitarian Universalist minister and chaplain
Rev Cheryl is available to students of any faith for spiritual support and faith development.
Her expertise is in religious education, faith development and pastoral care. At WPI she shepherds students in Unitarian Universalist, Atheist, Humanist, Jewish, Wiccan, Pagan, Native American/Christian and emerging faith groups.
Office hours: Tuesdays by appointment, Wednesdays and Friday afternoon.
The Rev. Andrew H. Borden, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA) and a WPI campus chaplain
Pastor’ blog http://godtalk-worcester.ning.com/
Pastor Andrew received his engineering undergraduate degree, and three professional certificates, from WPI and worked in manufacturing for over 20 years before being called into ministry. As a parish pastor, and former campus minister for Quinsigamond Community College, he brings sacramental services to students of any Protestant tradition, as well as pastoral care and counseling to any student. With a firm background in youth and young adult ministry he brings a passion to the table for dialogue, social justice, and the exploration of our shared faith journeys.
Office Hours: Tuesday Afternoon 2-4:30PM Campus Center by Dunkin Donuts. Thursday Afternoon 3-5PM w/Interfaith Dialogue @ Campus Center, other by appointment