Laura Kavanagh

Laura Kavanagh
Presbyterian Chaplain
Multifaith Services

A bit about me

Hi, my name is Laura Kavanagh, and I am the Presbyterian Chaplain at the University of Victoria. I am happy to engage in conversation (about anything!), counsel, spiritual guidance or prayer as needed. I don’t promise to have answers to questions or concerns you may raise, but I can pledge to listen in confidence and without judgment or pressure to conform to a particular point of view.  I also participate in programs through Multifaith Services – especially when I can cook for and eat with people!

In addition to my role as faith representative at UVic, I also serve as full time minister (pastor/teaching elder) at Knox Presbyterian Church on Richmond Road. Prior to ministry, I was a teacher in Edmonton focusing on children with special needs at the elementary level.

For many years had the privilege of participating on the management committee of the relief and development agency of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. During this time, I traveled to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal and Malawi on behalf of the church.  These experiences were formative, and I would love to share.

I enjoy cycling, running, reading and music in addition to spending time with family and friends.

You can reach me at 250-415-8173 or I don’t have set office hours, but I am usually on campus for Wine before Supper on Wednesdays at 5pm.

About the Presbyterian Faith

  • They are “reformers” within the Christian tradition
  • Emphasize God’s unconditional love for all through Jesus Christ – grace
  • Look to scripture for the revelation of God and guidance for our life
  • Make a difference in the world by seeking to live the abundant grace we have received
  • Lots of information about who they are, what they believe and what they do.
Knox Presbyterian Church
2964 Richmond Road Victoria BC V8R 4V1
(near Lansdowne School and Camosun College – Lansdowne Campus)