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In San Diego, a campus ministry

Last spring, media news outlets focused much attention on San Diego State University after a string of drug busts on campus. In most cases, left unsaid was the reality that most students are connected to healthier facets of campus life. One of those connections, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry, sits in the center of the bustling campus of 37,000. Its Agape House helps shape not only current but future life and vocational choices of students—connecting them to the church during these school years.

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Campus pastor Molly Knutson-Keller (left) says Agape House, the Lutheran Campus Ministry at San Diego State University, nurtures future leaders of the church.
Founded in 1960, Agape House is a place where students chat with campus pastor Molly O. Knutson-Keller, meet other students, use a computer or just relax. It also houses up to three students annually. Weekly events include worship and dinner. Throughout the semester, students organize social and community service events.

Knutson-Keller calls it one of the ways “we as the church fulfill our baptismal promise to be with people during all stages of life.”


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