Campus Pastor
Eric van meter E-mail:
Twitter: @ericvanmeter
Office Phone: 605-995-2919
Office Location: 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 
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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