The Religious Life Community engages Simpson’s campus through two unique yet integrated expressions: the Christian expression and the Interfaith expression.

The vision for the Interfaith expression is one that welcomes all systems of belief. We create space for engaging dialogue and involvement on Simpson’s campus and in the greater world community. The RLC Interfaith program offers students the chance to learn about various faith communities through educational and experiential opportunities.

Simpson Interfaith hosts many speakers on campus throughout the year and takes students to various places of worship in the Greater Des Moines Area. By supporting a variety of religious holidays and traditions, along with educational forum events and encouraging worship opportunities, Simpson Interfaith is continually working to provide a space for people of all faith backgrounds to come together harmoniously. RLC and Interfaith also promote healthy conversation among people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds and proudly supports Interfaith justice and dialogue movements. This year, we have two interns working on Interfaith Engagement.


Hello! My name is Maddy Kersten (That’s me on the left!)  and I am one of two interfaith interns this year. I’m a junior Math and Religion double major with a minor in Secondary Education. On campus I’m also involved with Greek Life, Math Club, and The Acorn. I’m extremely passionate about interfaith, community service, and social justice.

Hi! My name is Kay Fee (I’m the one on the right!) and I am also an interfaith intern for the 2016-2017 academic years. I am a senior with majors in Political Science and International Relations, along with an Art History minor. I am also the Media Director for Stormathon (formerly known as Simpson College Dance Marathon) and participate in Model United Nations every spring. My passions include reading, crafting, trying out new Pinterest recipes, and service of course!

If you want to be a part of the interfaith conversation on campus, we would love for you to join us at one of our events.  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions! Also, If you have questions about dining on campus according to your religious diet, please contact


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