University Presbyterian Ministry

A Ministry of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia Inc.

Sharing the Gospel through word and deed with the campus community, and larger community

Providing opportunities for worship, study and discussion in which persons will be encouraged and equipped to bring Christian resources to bear on current issues

Providing a community of Christian fellowship among students

Providing pastoral care and support for students

UPM is a thriving ministry that reaches out and changes the lives of students on the campus at Old Dominion University.  However, there is a lot that goes into making this a growing, active ministry, and we need your help.

Below are ways you can be a part of furthering God's ministry on our campus.

Prayer - keep this ministry, our campus minister, the students, our student body and our school in your daily prayers.

    Provide A Meal - We offer a FREE DINNER every Thursday night with approximately 15-20 people in attendance.  These meals are usually provided by churches and members of our Presbytery.  If you are interested in helping out with these meals please email our Administrator Wendy Whedbee at or click here to sign up online.  

    Household Good Drives - One of the biggest expenses we have each year comes from the paper products and cleaning supplies we have to buy in order to keep the house going.  We have been blessed in having churches step up and host Household Good Drives.  Please let us know if you would be interested in supporting our ministry in this way.                  Click here for a list of needed items.   

    Financial Support - if you are interested in becoming a individual donor or church donor please contact the Presbytery office or send your financial gift to 801 Loudoun Ave, Portsmouth VA 23707 clearly earmaked "UPM ODU".  If your church is interested in becoming a partner church to help fund the programs and outreach of our ministry, please contact the Rev. Catherine Hart Monroe at