“Spiritual health is about so much more than religion. Spirituality involves pursuing answers to key questions like: 'Who am I? Why am I here? What's the point?' It's the foundation of overall health and well-being. Spiritual Support at St. Lawrence College, is available to all students and staff, regardless of denomination, faith tradition or spiritual conviction. We want to walk alongside you as you seek meaning in life, heal from past hurts, and figure out what comes next. We're here to encourage, support, and cheer you on.”
What is our role at SLC?
To nurture the spiritual health of all members of SLC campuses by providing a safe space to ask big questions about self, purpose, and the future.
To create a welcoming, non-judgmental, safe space for students and staff on all our campuses regardless of beliefs or background.
To help build a community where students and staff can thrive, belong, be unconditionally accepted, grow, and be encouraged.
To provide information about and connections to College and local faith communities.
To provide one-on-one mentoring, crisis management and support for students and staff struggling with any and all issues.
To partner with other SLC services to ensure student success and wellness.
To provide training and support for Geneva SLC, the Christian club on our campuses.
Kathy Doering is our SLC Spiritual Support (Chaplain). Kathy is an Associate Pastor at Living Waters Anglican Fellowship in Kingston and has a BA (Hon), B.Ed. and M.Ed. in Counseling. Kathy also works at Geneva House Campus Ministries, and runs small groups, provides one-on-one support and mentoring to staff and students at SLC tri-campus. Perhaps most importantly, she always has candy in her office! Kathy is available to staff and students on all three campuses.
"“The Chaplain Services/Kathy has been a huge help for me, a true blessing in my life. In the darkest time of my life, I reached out for help and lucky for me Kathy responded. Not only is she amazing at what she does but she does it in a way that is true to who she is. Caring, empathetic, a great listener, encouraging, trusting, just to name a few. The combination of skill and character has provided a safe place for me to talk through life’s difficulties, and gain perspective, much needed support"
""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 "
""When I first met Kathy and joined a huddle I was nervous. I’m not a huge fan of meeting new people cause it’s hard for me to feel comfortable with people I don’t know. Little did I know that it would be the best decision I’ve ever made. I immediately felt comfortable with her and knew that she was someone I could really trust. It took a little while to open up, but she was always so patient and encouraging that before long she became a super valuable person in my life. She’s helped me with so m"
"“Kathy has been my friend, moreover being a mentor. Sometimes 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.”"
"“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 lo"