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“The Chaplaincy at St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus, is available to all students and staff, regardless of denomination, faith tradition or spiritual conviction. The chaplaincy exists as a spiritual resource, offering spiritual support, a source of encouragement and serves as an additional support for students and staff.”

What is our role at SLC?

  • To create a welcoming, non-judgmental, safe space for students and staff of all beliefs and background
  • To nurture the spiritual wholeness and well-being of all members of SLC
  • To build a community where students and staff can belong, be accepted as they are, grow and be encouraged
  • To provide assistance and information on all local faith communities and resources
  • To refer students to community resources and religious communities
  • To provide one-on-one mentoring, crisis management and support for students and staff
  • To provide support for Geneva SLC, a Christian club on campus
  • To train student leaders within Geneva SLC
  • To partner with other SLC services to ensure student success and wellness

Our Impact in 2019

  • One-on-one connections have been made with approximately 50+ students and staff this year; over half of them have returned for multiple visits
  • Several Muslim and Buddhist students have been directed towards student-friendly spiritual supports in the Kingston community
  • A Christian club on campus has been created and supported with 60 members joining on Facebook
  • With the help of student leaders, 5 Huddle groups have been running weekly each semester

“One thing that all the young students have in common is that we all can feel stressed or anxious whether from studies, exams or social and personal problems. For most of us, it isn't easy to find someone who you trust and makes you feel better. Speaking out can feel like a burden. Chaplain Services at SLC are one of the most reliable services on campus. Personally, as an international student, I found it hard to be in a different country with a very different culture. I struggled socially, a lot. So when I received an e-mail from Kathy saying if any of the students are stressed or anxious we can reach out to her and talk, it seriously made me feel a lot better. Talking with Kathy about everything I've been going through plus the advice she gave me helped me have an easy social life while living here. If you are too shy, or too afraid to talk about your problems, whether social or mental health, you can ask for the Kingston Chaplain over at the SA and you'll never regret meeting the smiley face of the lovely Kathy.”

“Kathy has been my friend, moreover being a mentor. For no reasons, I will feel like meeting with her and we will have a great time together. She has always been a text message away. The small safe groups we formed started with people who never knew each other. The fact that we all became good friends is the greatest blessing.”

"I had the pleasure of meeting Kathy Doering two years ago in my first year at SLC. When I saw Kathy for the first time, she approached me smiling, and introduced herself. Kathy is the happiest person I know! She helped me explore church options around Kingston and was very helpful in finding resources fit for me. In my second year at SLC, I joined Huddle Group and had Kathy as my leader. It was so easy to talk to Kathy and I soon became very close with her. Kathy is a fantastic leader but also an amazing listener; she encourages me to let my feelings show and not to be ashamed of it. I am very blessed to have Kathy in my life not only as my chaplain, but as my friend!"

Who is our Chaplain

Kathy Doering is our SLC Chaplain and she is new to the position this school year. Kathy's father worked in the Business department at SLC for thirty years and she grew up running around our hallways. Now, she is an Associate Pastor at Living Waters Anglican Fellowship in Kingston. She has a B. Ed. and an M.Ed. in Counseling, and has been working at Geneva House Campus Ministries at Queen's University and SLC for several years, running small groups, providing one-on-one support, and mentoring to staff and students.

Contact information

You can contact Kathy at: or at 613-544-5400 ext. 1522 to set up appointments at your convenience.
Drop in office hours are Wednesday 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the fall and winter terms, in the Student Association.

You are encouraged to allow your faith to be nurtured, and helpful friendships developed, in the context of your St. Lawrence College experience. Everyone is welcome!