Meet Your Campus Minister

Meet Austin

My name is Austin M. Schafer, and I am honored to be your Campus Minister! I look forward with great enthusiasm to get to meet, work, and minister with you in campus ministry!

Know that at the Newman Center, my door and my heart is open to students of all backgrounds, so always feel free to visit me in my office on the third floor next to the Student Lounge.

In addition to working with our student leaders in coordinating our many diverse and vibrant student ministries, pastoral care is one of the many special ways I serve students here at the Newman Center. This means that I am committed to providing a supportive, listening ear, as well as resources, including personal and spiritual ones, to students and groups of students as they encounter both the joys and stresses of college life. Are you questioning what to do in your future? Do you want to learn about and explore your faith? Would you like someone to listen and walk with you through a challenge or crisis in your own life or among your family or friends? I’m here to support you.

Overall, I hope to identify, call forth, and coordinate the diverse gifts of the Spirit possessed by all members in our faith community as well as provide a vision and a sense of overall direction that will encourage initiative and guide members to contribute to the well-being of the academic community at OSU and the Church here on campus. My goal is to multiply all the many centers of activity and to unleash the creative power of the Spirit in and among us.

With God, all things are possible. Amazing awaits!

Watch Austin lead the Opening Prayer at the Statehouse in Columbus for the Ohio Senate.

Contact Austin Schafer at (614) 291-4674 x116


Austin at Involvement Fair
Austin and Fr. Joe