Eric van meter
First floor of the Rollins Campus Center
, Center for Talent Development, Room 105
Campus ministry has been part of Eric’s life since he first set foot on the Arkansas Tech campus as a freshman. The pursuit has taken him to seminary in Wilmore, Ky., to School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark., and finally now to Dakota Wesleyan, where he began as campus pastor in 2014. After so many years of campus ministry, Eric still thrives on the fearless energy of college students and believes in their ability to change the world through faithful Christian action.
At DWU, Eric works alongside the Student Ministry Council to organize students for worship, Bible study, and service to God and our neighbors, both in Mitchell and in the wider world. He also serves as a writer, guest speaker and occasional musician.
The Van Meters (Eric, Denise, Zachary and Jonathan) live on the east side of campus in the McGovern house, along with two cats, near limitless St. Louis Cardinal paraphernalia, and an inordinate number of science experiments inspired by MythBusters.
Our vision is to reflect the DNA of DWU through…
- Engaging the head and the heart in learning
- Training a new generation for Christian leadership
- Unashamed expression of faith in Jesus Christ
- Regular service opportunities in Mitchell, South Dakota and the world
- Intentional recruitment of diverse cultures and denominations
- Continuing relationship with the United Methodist Church