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Religious Life

Coe College believes that it is important to foster a friendly religious and spiritual environment that accepts and respects the beliefs of all students, staff and faculty.

The Coe community is diverse in its religious and spiritual makeup, and works to promote a positive religious experience for everyone in the community. The chaplain is available to all members of the Coe community for pastoral counseling, guided prayer, and any other spiritual need. The chaplain also supports our religious student organizations and holds programming and events throughout the year.

Opportunities for Students

Cedar Rapids offers a multitude of opportunities for students to actively participate in local communities of faith, many of which are within walking distance to Coe's campus. Click here for a list of those religious centers nearest to Coe.

Additionally, there are several student organizations at Coe, a thriving interfaith community, and opportunities for vocational discernment and leadership development for those considering ministry  or other helping careers.


  • Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Stop by or email to schedule an appointment


  • Student Life Suite in Upper Gage Memorial Union

Religious and Spiritual Life Happenings

There are many Religious and Spiritual Life programs held annually, with room to grow! See below for a list of programs currently being offered. Contact the chaplain for more information or to suggest a program you'd like to see on campus! Check email for updates.

Fall Semester
Weekly service in Poe Chapel (Christian and Contemplative)
Rosh Hashanah dinner
Hanukkah celebration
Interfaith climate action
Off-campus day retreat
Christmas services

Reflection Room (Upper Gage)
Poe Chapel (off Sinclair Auditorium)

Spring Semester
Weekly service in Poe Chapel (Christian and Contemplative)
Passover Seder dinner​​​​​​​
Ramadan observance and dinner
Book / Bible study

Student Leadership / Mentoring Program
Peer Ministers​​​​​​​

Student Organizations
Credo - Catholic student group
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
​​​​​​​Salt Company

These events and initiatives are open to all Kohawks.