Religious Life at YHC
A Young Harris College education has incorporated wrestling with life’s hard questions and engaging in a robust religious life since the founding of the College in 1886 by a Methodist circuit-riding minister, Rev. Artemas Lester.
As a natural outgrowth from our United Methodist heritage, the Office of Religious Life endeavors to create space, opportunities and conversations where faith seeking understanding connects with life. We believe a liberal arts education includes the transformation of how we think, what we believe and what we do. The Office of Religious Life seeks to connect these three distinct actions by integrating the mind, the body and the spirit.
The Office of Religious Life believes students are engaged in a spiritual journey at different speeds and toward different ends. As a result, we offer many opportunities to explore and express faith in ways unique to your own needs and individual interests, welcoming students of all faiths.
Some ways you can get involved in this transformative connection include joining in weekly Chapel on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Chapel, finding a local worshiping community and church, participating in one or more of our 10+ Religious Life student organizations, attending a special lecture, or dropping by the Chaplain’s office, which is located on the second floor of the Rollins Campus Center in the Student Development suite.
The Office of Religious Life invites you to join in worship services, participate in one of the many student organizations, or come to a special event. You may contact the Chaplain, the Rev. Ryan Snider, at firstname.lastname@example.org.