The Joint Campus Ministers (JCM) is an organization made up of individuals from multiple faiths and religious backgrounds who have been called primarily to care for the religious and spiritual well-being of students.  Each JCM is directly affiliated with a recognized group on campus.

These individuals come together to form the Rice JCM. The JCM exists to foster respect and mutual understanding among ourselves, our groups, and people of different faiths and religious backgrounds on the Rice campus.  We do this by listening and sharing but also by modeling what respectful and appropriate dialog and debate looks like between people who may disagree about dearly held convictions and beliefs.

When common ground can be attained we will stand together, and when it cannot, we agree to stand apart with charity, respect, and kindness.

JCM Staff

Below is a listing of the Joint Campus Ministers and their associated registered club and affiliations.  By clicking on these items you can read more about each of the individuals that represent their organization and make up the JCM. If you have questions or concerns about the information provided here, please email


Topics that you might wish to discuss with a Joint Campus Minister: religion, spirituality, faith, crisis, mourning, grief, life, death, relationships, depression, stress, marriage, and tradition. Please note that there are also trained counselors available at Rice through the Rice Counseling Center who are also available to talk with you about these and other topics.

 Alpha Omega

   Tami LongJohn

 Baptist Student Ministries

    Andrew Dennis

    Kim Garner

    Jonathan Price

Bridges International

   James Bartlett


    Patrick Hall

Catholic Student Association

    Fr. Raymond Cook

    Nicole Driscoll

 Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

    Josh Bell

    Shaenelle Johnston


   Joshua Montgomery

    Rebecca Roady

 First Presbyterian College Ministry

   Jonathan Ramsay

   Daniel Stydham


    Liza Abrams

   Rabbi Kenny Weiss


 InterVarsity Christian  Fellowship

    Robert Narske 

Latter-Day Saint Student Association   

     Brother Mike Haugen

Lutheran Students at Rice

    Janelle Hooper

Mission 24

    John Shelburne

 Progressive Christians  

    Jennifer Fairbanks 

Reformed University Fellowship 

     Juan Carlos Martinez

Rice Graduate Christian Fellowship

    Dr. Steven Turley

Rice University Navigators

    Mike Jackson

    Lisa Jackson


Rice Wesley Foundation

    Danny Yang

Renewal Information

This is the form that must be filled out for JCMs to renew their status for the academic year.  The 2016-2017 JCM Agreement can be downloaded here for you to sign and upload into the below form.  If you have any questions or are a new organization that has never been recognized as a JCM group before, please contact Student Activities directly. Please contact if you have any questions regarding the form.  Thank you.

JCM Mission and Purpose

The Joint Campus Ministers' mission is to support and enhance the religious and spiritual life of the university community by promoting a genuine appreciation and respect for religious diversity.

Student Activities Affiliation
Each Joint Campus Minister is affiliated with a registered student club at Rice University.  As these clubs fall under the purview of Student Activities there is a direct tie between Student Activities and the Joint Campus Ministers. Student Activities appreciates the efforts and support that these individuals contribute to student life on campus, and as such sponsors these individuals with Rice Visitor status and a collaborative relationship in supporting students at Rice.

Affiliated groups of the JCM

To view more information about these groups click on the club name below.  For the name of the campus minister(s) associated with the group click on the JCM Staff page above.  If you have questions, please email



Related Clubs at Rice

In addition to the Affiliated Groups listed above, Rice also has other clubs that catagorize themselves as Religious and Spiritual:

External Links and Resources

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Places of Worship

This list was compiled by current students and the Joint Campus Ministers in order to help students find places of worship within the Houston area. This is by no means an exhaustive listing nor is it intended to show favoritism towards certain faith, house of worship, or denomination — it is merely the compilation of recommended facilities that have been compiled by Rice students. We hope it serves your needs.


Seventh Day Adventist Church
1200 Richmond
(713) 462-7570

Assemblies of God

2541 Times Blvd
(281) 823-9991
Note: Walking distance from campus in Rice Village

Newsong Fellowship
2009 W Gray
(713) 377-8884
Note: 4.4 miles north of campus


Bahai Faith of Houston
2419 Fannin
(713) 529-1919


Baptist Student Union
1130 John Freeman Blvd
(713) 790-0279

Brentwood Baptist
13033 Landmark
(713) 852-1400

Church on the Rail

Covenant Baptist Church
4949 Caroline
(713) 668-8830

Houston’s First Baptist Church

Rice Temple Baptist Church
6409 Greenbriar
(713) 666-2875

South Main Baptist Church
4100 Main
(713) 529-4167

West University Baptist Church
6218 Auden St.
(713) 668-2319


Bridgepoint Bible Church
13277 Katy Freeway
(832) 448-1330


Chung Tai Zen Center
12129 Bellaire Blvd
(281) 568-1568

Jade Buddha Temple
6969 W. Branch Dr.
(281) 498-1616


Catholic Student Center
Church: 1714 Rice Blvd
Center: 1703 Bolsover St.
(713) 526-3809

St. Anne’s Catholic Church
2140 Westheimer
(713) 526-3276

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6800 Buffalo Speedway
(713) 667-9111

Christian Science

Fourth Church of Christ Scientist
4910 Montrose
(713) 524-5557

Church of Christ

Bellaire Church of Christ
8001 South Rice
(713) 668-4801

West U. Church of Christ
3407 Bissonet
(713) 666-3535

Disciples of Christ

First Christian Church
1601 Sunset Blvd.
(713) 526-1825


Autry House
6221 Main
(713) 529-6196
Note: Directly across from campus,
service at 6:30pm Sunday night,
dinner to follow

Palmer Memorial Church
6221 Main St.
(713) 529-6196

The Church of St. John the Divine
2450 River Oaks Blvd


Church in the Center
6580 Fannin

Grace Bible Church (Free)
1111 West 14th St.
(832) 242-7957
Note: Students meet at 8:30
at the Sallyport to carpool to the 9am service


Sri Meenakshi Temple
17130 McLean Rd, Pearland
(281) 489-0358


Almeda Masjid
6923 Almeda Road
(713) 741-7547

Islamic Dawah Center
201 Travis (lightrail accessible)
(713) 223-3311

Islamic Society of Greater Houston
Main Center
311 Eastside Street
(713) 524-6615

Masjid El-Faroug
1207 Conrad Sauer
(713) 465-2020

Nation of Islam
4443 Old Spanish Trail
(713) 741-2747


Beth Yeshurun Congregation (Conservative)
4525 Beechnut
(713) 666-1881

Congregation Emanu El (Reform)
1500 Sunset Blvd.
(713) 535-6400

Chabad at Rice
1950 Dryden Rd
(713) 909-4725

Houston Hillel
1700 Bissonnet
(713) 526-4918



Chinese Lutheran Church (English)
12143 Bellaire Blvd
(281) 498-0105

Christ the King Lutheran Church
2353 Rice Blvd.
(713) 523-2864
www.ctkelc.orgSt. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
5315 Main St.
(713) 526-5731


First United Methodist Church
1320 Main Street
(832) 668-1800

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
5501 South Main
(714) 528-3363

West U. United Methodist Church
3611 University Blvd.
(713) 666-8111


Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints
5531 Beechnut
(713) 660-8412


Bethel Church of Houston
825 Bering Drive
(713) 782-8948

Bridgepoint Bible Church
13277 Katy Freeway
(832) 448-1330


Houston Chinese Church

Mission 24

Water’s Edge Community Church


St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
5311 Mercer
(713) 665-5252

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
3511 Yoakum Boulevard
(713) 526-5377


Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA)
1201 Silber Rd
(713) 892-5464

City of Refuge
3150 Yellowstone
(713) 664-5033

First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
5300 Main St.
(713) 620-6500

Hanmaeum Presbyterian Church (PCA, Korean)
9709 Long Point Rd

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
5308 Buffalo Speedway
(713) 667-1703


First Unitarian Universalist Church
5200 Fannin
(713) 526-5200