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Religious & Spiritual Life

Pastoral Services

Spiritual Care & Counseling

A Helping HandMembers of the Office's staff are available for pastoral care on a drop-in or by-appointment basis. Issues vary widely, from relationship issues to religious/spiritual questions, to grief issues to vocational choice. We listen, support and encourage! We seek to be a harbor in the storms of life.

A little different from "pastoral care" is the practice of spiritual direction. Members of the staff are available to accompany on your spiritual journey, whatever your tradition.

In all cases, conversations are completely confidential.

You can make an appointment by phoning/texting (303) 501-6659 or by emailing

Marriages & Weddings

Marriage & Wedding ServicesChaplain Gary is happy to talk with people about marriage! While he is an Episcopal priest, he has performed weddings for varieties of couples (Jewish/Christian; Buddhist/Christian; Catholic/non-Catholic; religious/non-religious) in many different settings (Evans Chapel, Cheesman Park, the Marin Headlands in California, resorts in the Colorado mountains).

In the folder below, you will find an introductory letter that outlines the process Chaplain Gary follows, as well as an annotated copy of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer wedding service (which serves as a jumping-off place for planning the ceremony).

Note that Chaplain Gary does NOT maintain the schedule for Evans Chapel. To inquire about reserving the Chapel, please visit the Conference and Event Services website.

View the Pre-Marital Introduction (PDF)

View the Sample Marriage Service with Comments (PDF)

Love languages

loveHere you will be able to find weekly updates of the 5 love languages.

Click on the love languages below to download a PDF of Practical Ways to Speak the 5 Love Languages from Dr. Gary Chapman 

Funerals & Memorials

Funerals and MemorialsChaplain Gary also conducts memorials/funerals for members of the University community, whether faculty, staff, students or family members. Please contact him by phone or text at (303) 501-6659 or by email at