Welcome to Northfield and southeastern Minnesota! Below are many of the religious communities in town that welcome students from Carleton. We encourage you to explore the range of traditions and denominations represented here.

Many faculty and staff of Carleton are also members of faith communities. Those listed below have volunteered to serve as contacts for their particular congregation. Their hope is to be available for students interested in connecting with them as people of faith, as well as to serve as a liaison for their faith community. Should you have any questions or would like to getting connected, please don’t hesitate to reach out to them!

All Saints Episcopal Church

  • (507-645-7417)
  • 419 Washington Street
  • Cody Maynus, Pastor
  • Carleton Contacts: Pam Middleton: Pre-Health Advisor

Bethel Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Canvas Church

  • (507-301-7500)
  • 404 Schilling Drive, #5, Dundas, MN
  • Jed McGuire, Lead Pastor

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)

  • (507-491-8600)
  • 902 17th St. SW, Faribault, MN

City Light Church

Cornerstone Community Church

  • (Christian and Missionary Alliance)
  •  (507-645-8839)
  • 1313 S. Division Street
  • Dan Brue, Interim Pastor

Emmaus Baptist Church

  • (507-645-9480)
  • 712 N. Linden Street
  • Abe Johnson, Senior Pastor 
  • Carleton Contacts: Nathan Grawe: Professor of Economics, Matt Whited: Professor and Chair of Chemistry
  • For rides meet at 9:45 am in front of Sayles. Contact burberyc@ to make sure the drivers know you’re coming.

First United Church of Christ

Gospel of Life Family Church

Hosanna Church, Northfield

  • (507-664-9007)
  • 205 So. 2nd Street, Dundas, MN  
  • Dean Swenson, College Pastor
  • Carleton Contact: Kristen Askeland: Admin Assistant in SHAC

Iglesia la Promesa/The Promise Church

  • (507-581-2472)
  • Meets at Emmaus Baptist Church, 712 N. Linden Street
  • Heberto Suarez, Pastor

Jewish Life at Carleton

  • (507-222-4005)
  • Bagels and The Book (Torah and Tradition Study), Tuesdays at Noon, Hill Lounge
  • Friday Shabbat Service, 6:15 p.m., Page House East, 3rd and College Streets
  • Sophie Stein, Izzy Intrater, student contacts
  • Rabbi Shosh Dworsky, Associate Chaplain of Jewish and Interfaith Life

Life 21 Church (Assembly of God)

Muslim Life at Carleton

  • (507-222-4001)
  • Muslim Dialogues (Quran study and reflection), Noon on Tuesdays in Sayles 253
  • Jummah Prayers (Friday prayers), Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in the Muslim Prayer Room
  • Contact: Ailya Vajid: Associate Chaplain of Muslim and Interfaith Life

Northfield Buddhist Meditation Group

  • 313 ½ Division Street, Suite 201
  • Meditation Times: Weekdays, M-F, 5:30 – 6 p.m., Sundays, 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Contact

Northfield Community Church

Northfield Evangelical Free Church

Northfield United Methodist Church

Office of the Chaplain

  • (507-222-4003)
  • Carleton College, 1 North College Street
  • Offering services and programs from a diverse range of faith traditions
  • Contact: Rev. Schuyler Vogel: College Chaplain, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky: Associate Chaplain of Jewish and Interfaith Life, Ailya Vajid: Associate Chaplain of Muslim and Interfaith Life, Christa Carlson: Chaplain’s Office Coordinator

Old Paths Baptist Church

  • (507-664-1075)
  • 1030 South Highway 3
  • Jason Cooley, Pastor 

Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)

  • (507) 663-1048
  • 512 Washington Street 
  • Meeting Time: Every Sunday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

St. Dominic Catholic Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA)

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (ELCA)

  • (507-645-8252)  
  • 418 E. Sumner Street
  • David Weeks, Pastor 

Trinity Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod)

Unitarian Universal Fellowship of Northfield


Updated March 2024