Food for the SoulFood for the Soul

Local church congregations and other organizations bring a home-cooked meal for students each week at Food for the Soul. Time together generally opens with prayer and ends with discussion and fellowship. No RSVP necessary; there’s always plenty of food to go around!

Tuesdays, 5:30 PM, Dirlam Lounge


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Fellowship of Christian Athletes brings together Christian athletes from the campus for games, discussion, and friendship. This is a great continuation for any students involved with FCA at their respective high schools. You do not need to be a Simpson athlete to participate!

Tuesdays, 9 PM, Cowles 171

Small Group Bible Studies

Our small group Bible studies allow students to dive deeper into scripture, connect with their faith, make connections with other students, and build community in Christ. If you are interested in learning more about small groups, email Lewis Cox at for more information.

Dates and times TBD. Check back soon!

Mindfulness Monday

Mindfulness Monday is a 45 minute period of relaxation, conversation, and meditation. Join us for a tea and talking in Dirlam Lounge, followed by a short 15-20 minute meditation in the Meditation Room. This time allows students to connect with their spirituality, religious identity, or simply relax and de-stress at the beginning of the week. Contact Val Wilson at if you have any questions!

Mondays, 8 PM, Dirlam Lounge/Meditation Room

Meet the Formation Circle

Lewis Cox

Small groups have been an integral part of my spiritual formation, and I am passionate about creating spaces for people to explore their faith in community. I have been blessed to be a part of several small group faith communities at my church, high school ministries, and college ministries. Being able to wrestle with an idea and bounce ideas off of people who are wondering about similar things engages and connects people more than a sermon possibly ever could. I love God and love people, and the ability for small group ministries to incorporate both of those is what draws me to them.



Evan Dreessen

My name is Evan Dreessen, and I am a junior studying Music Education. Being a part of the Formation team has allowed me to grow in my faith, while helping others do the same. The Formation team works hard to create discussion and ask important questions. I believe that is the key to growing stronger in your own individual beliefs. Feel free to contact me for any advice or questions you may have!



Rachel Hollingsworth

Hi! I’m Rachel Hollingsworth and I am one of the formation interns for the 2017-2018 academic year. I am a junior majoring in both religion and psychology, and minoring in social work. I am most excited to help lead our Exploring Ministry group because I want to spread the message that ministry does not have to be a profession, but rather a way of life. I am also involved in Greek Life, choir, and the Wesley Service Scholar program.  In addition to my campus involvement, I also serve as a delegate on the Iowa Commission on the Status and Role of Women for the United Methodist Church.



Val Wilson

Hi there, I’m Val! I’m a junior double majoring in religion and biochemistry. I’ve been involved in RLC since my freshman year in a variety of positions, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to cultivate Community by joining the Formations team! Part of why RLC is such a special organization to me is because of the relationships individuals form, especially through small groups. Last year I started Mindfulness Monday, a weekly gathering for students and community members to enjoy tea and meditate for a few minutes regardless of their faith identities. This year, I’m looking forward to continuing that and serving more small groups, especially those that involve the interfaith community on campus. Besides RLC, I’m involved in Greek Life and enjoy baking, cooking, volunteering at Kiya Koda, hiking, Netflix, and enjoying time with my friends and family.