UKirk at UTK (Formerly The Presbyterian Student Center at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville)


UKIRK logoUKirk (meaning “University Church”) is a network of ministries supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA). We are charged with reaching, loving, and teaching college students so they may be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

As a mission of the Presbytery of East Tennessee, UKirk at UTK is committed to being a home away from home for all students. We are a place of refuge, a safe space to ask questions, an environment where we can learn from one another and experience all the ways we can be the hands and feet of Christ in our community and around the world.

We’re undergoing big changes this year (2015) with a new campus minister, a number of new board members, and the ever-revolving door of new students. We hope you’ll stop by and give us an opportunity to extend a warm welcome.

First Presbyterian Church participates in a Sunday night dinner and Bible Study at UKirk, providing the meal and fellowship with the students. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, contact Sheri Pender at or Susan Smith at