College | Grace Café

Grace Café is located on the first floor of the building at 1515 N. Patterson Street
(Across for VSU front lawn)

Our interns for the spring semester, 2024, with Jeri-Lyn Flowers and Fr. Hal Weidman.

Fr. Hal Weidman, the priest at Christ Episcopal Church. 

Jeri-Lyn Flowers, the liaison between the College Ministry and the church. Also known as the “café mom.”

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Grace Café is a place for students to come and get away from the stress and relax in a welcoming environment. Our motto is “it’s not cheap, it’s free,” and we always have coffee and snacks!

Our current hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 am – 10 pm. These are always subject to change. Check our GroupMe or Instagram for updates.

We can have a team of up to 12 interns: 6 guys and 6 gals. As people graduate or move on, these positions become available. The interns work 20 hours in the cafe and/or the church and attend the weekly church service in exchange for FREE housing. The guys live in Louttit Hall/Grace Café on the second floor while the gals live in the Norma Tomberlin House on College Avenue. Both are an easy walk to campus. We also employ a director of college ministry who facilitates the entire internship program with the oversight of the priest.

At Grace Café we understand that food is not always accessible or affordable. We always have food available for students.

Our food pantry is always fully stocked with shelf stable items and hygiene items for students to take what they need. We also have coffee and other beverages.

Free family-style dinners for college students are hosted twice a month. The menu always varies and is sometimes themed.

We run holiday-themed events, art and crafting nights, football watch parties, game nights, cookouts, and movie nights. We are always looking to do more and different things!

Intern Team
The Grace Café team is made up of 1 director and 11 interns. From freshmen to graduate students, everyone is welcome here!

Father Hal Weidman
Father Hal is the priest of Christ Church and is someone the students can go to for anything. He has diverse work and study experiences and has a passion for helping veterans.

Jeri-Lyn Flowers
She serves as the liaison between the College Ministry and the church. Also known as the ‘café mom’ to the students, she cares for everyone and all God’s creatures.

Contact Us


GroupMe (scan the OCR code in the left column to join our free group chat service)


1515 N. Patterson Street
(Across from VSU front lawn)

Check out our Tri-fold flyer here.

This webpage last updated on January 22, 2024.

Our Vision

To receive God’s grace in Jesus Christ, and share this grace with one another and the world.


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