Interfaith Campus Ministry

Interfaith Campus Ministry


Effective March 16, 2020:
To slow transmission of COVID-19 and remain consistent with recommendations from state health authorities to practice physical distancing, all Kent State University campuses are closed until further notice.

During this time, Interfaith Campus Ministry is assisting students remotely.

Email Ryan Johanning at and your questions will be answered as soon as possible.

Founded in 1967, Interfaith Campus Ministry serves the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, staff and administration of Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College.

In addition, Interfaith serves as a link between the campus and area religious congregations or volunteer service organizations. Central to the mission of Interfaith is the desire to provide a faith-based atmosphere where students can explore and grow in their own beliefs, while also gaining an appreciation for the beliefs of others.

Interfaith Programs and Services

Many programs and services are offered through the Interfaith Campus Ministry. Here are just a few:

  • Interfaith programs, dialogues and symposiums
  • Community service opportunities
  • Ash Wednesday Service
  • Students interested in the Christian faith are invited to visit Revive, which is a Kent State University student organization. Weekly meetings include worship, Bible study, and fellowship. Call the Interfaith office for meeting time and location. Revive also sponsors a variety of campus-wide programming.
  • Weekly small group Scripture studies
  • Spiritual guidance and confidential faith-based counseling
  • Emergency assistance referral and support
  • Assisting students in their search for an area faith community
  • Other programming as announced throughout the academic year

Campus Preschool and Childcare Center

Interfaith operates a preschool and child care center to serve the needs of students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. The center is located at the John Knox Presbyterian Church, across from the Kent State Stark and Stark State College campuses. Operating since 1976, the center provides care for approximately 100 children, ranging in age from six weeks through the fifth grade.

Hours of Operation:                             
Monday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Marcia Sprout, Co-Director
Jennifer Reed-Bresiger, Co-Director
330-494-0787 Fax

Campus Preschool and Child Care Center
5155 Eastlake N.W.
North Canton, Ohio 44720

The Campus Preschool and Child Care Center receives fresh produce from the Flash's Food Garden at Kent State Stark.