UKirk SMU is a worshiping community that looks for the sacred in the ordinary.

We seek to follow God by wrestling with holy scripture, gathering weekly around the table for communion, and striving to embody Jesus’s unconditional love in the world.

UKirk SMU is a place where you are invited to come as you are.
Bring your doubts and questions, your fears and past experiences, your dreams and wonderings.

Bring your whole self. We are fully inclusive of LGBTQIA+ people and we strive to be an anti-racist community. We celebrate and embrace all people, exactly how they are.

All of who you are is welcome here.


UKirk SMU is a place of nourishment, care, and support.

College is hard – this is a community where you can rest, eat (vegetarian and gluten-free options are always available!), de-stress, and connect in meaningful ways with people who care.


UKirk SMU is a place where all belong.


Rev. Jessie Light-Wells is UKirk SMU's Campus Minister. Learn more about Jessie and UKirk SMU's leadership here.

UKirk SMU hosts a number of programs and there are many ways to get involved. Learn more about our programming here.

Individuals and congregations support UKirk's ministry in many ways. Learn more, and sign up to volunteer here.

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Our name means "University Church" -- "kirk" is an old Scots-English word for church. We are an officially-recognized campus ministry at SMU, and we're also associated with a network of other campus ministries in the Presbyterian Church (USA), but people from all traditions are welcome!

You can learn more about the Presbyterian Church (USA) here



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