True North Campus Ministry

A Ministry of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan 


True North is focused on helping college students in Grand Rapids integrate their Christian faith with their daily lives, academic work and future careers.

True North works collaboratively with student organizations, campus ministries, and local congregations to provide resources, speakers, small group experiences, programs that encourage thoughtful conversation and reflection about the ways faith shapes our engagement of the world around us.

We are a campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for all students, regardless of their religious affiliation ( or lack of affiliation) who are interested in exploring their faith and the world. We are dedicated to being respectful of the variety of religious beliefs that students hold and encourage respectful conversation as we explore issues together.

True North is a campus ministry supported by the Higher Education Agency of the Presbytery of Lake Michigan.  We are governed by a local board of directors.

The Ministry Coordinator for True North is Nancy Janisch. After 20 years as a practicing veterinarian, in small animal and emergency medical practice, Nancy returned to seminary and received a Master of Divinity Degree. She is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids. Nancy has a particular interested in the areas of vocation, spiritual formation, and science and religion.