University Lutheran Church is a family of faith, called by the Holy Spirit to be one ministry serving both our community and university. The Spirit calls us to make known, by word and deed, the story of God’s love in Jesus. Our worship together empowers us to grow as disciples as we receive, celebrate, and share God’s gifts with all of God’s creation and created ones.

Our History

University Lutheran Church (UniLu) belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and springs from the heritage of a South Carolina town and university known by the common namesake of Clemson. Established in 1950 on 111 Sloan Street—and preceded by decades of campus worship services for the military cadets of then Clemson College—the University Lutheran Church of today is a unified community of local individuals, families, and university students. The first church building was built in 1950 and is now our Fellowship Hall. The groundbreaking of our present sanctuary took place in December 1988 and an expanded gathering space was completed in 2013.

ELCA Mission, Vision, & Values


Our mission

Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.
Our vision
A world experiencing the difference God’s grace and love in Christ makes for all people and creation.
Our values
Our values are grounded in faith, in our biblical and Lutheran confessional sources and our love of God and neighbor. They speak to the way this church lives and practices our faith, and they will guide how we journey forward in Christ as church together.

2021 Council Members

President
Marty High
marty@martyhigh.com
405-747-7113

Vice-President
Marion Fisher
marionfisher@bellsouth.net
864-646-5426

Secretary
Mollie Barrow
mbarrowjr@aol.com
864-639-5009

Treasurer
Rachel Quesada
arachelq@gmail.com
864-226-8546

John Dreher
jkdreher@att.net
864-888-2828

Jim Jones
lmjones4@nctv.com
240-671-7182

Alison Mero
alison.mero@gmail.com
812-287-1737

Karen Waltz
kwaltz48@gmail.com
912-667-8060

Addy Willis
adrianemwillis@gmail.com
864-270-9586

Pastor Jon Heiliger
pastorjon12@gmail.com
864-304-5664

Pastor Josh Kestner
jkestne@g.clemson.edu919-744-1590

Students:
Zach Lindler
zelindl@g.clemson.edu

Micah Aebischer
maebisc@g.clemson.edu