Our Mission…

The mission of the Newman Center is to provide resources and opportunities for the students, faculty and staff of Lock Haven University to encounter the Triune God and to grow in faith, hope and charity. We offer a sense of community centered around our Catholic faith, meeting each week for a family-style meal, Bible study, Adoration, and Rosary. Throughout the year we observe the great feasts and fasts of the Church with special events and activities.

Through liturgy and prayer, Bible study and catechesis, academic lectures, social events and service we seek to glorify God and to invite those who “have ears to hear” to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Newman Center aims to be a place of peace and reflection in which to discover the riches of the Catholic intellectual and spiritual tradition, as well as a source of encouragement for robust evangelization, and cultural engagement.


Our Faith…

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Our People…

Our Campus Minister is Christopher Klopp. He was raised an Evangelical Protestant and spent time in many denominations before becoming a United Methodist pastor in 2009. After a brief period in the Episcopal Church, Chris accepted the Faith of the Apostles and was received into the Catholic Church on the Feast of the Transfiguration 2013. He has studied theology at Duke Divinity School and St. Vincent’s Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He is married with six children and enjoys teaching college students to appreciate fine coffee, vintage vinyl, and the beauty of Holy Mother Church. You can reach him at christopher.klopp@gmail.com or by phone at 615-854-5616.