Trinity Commons is the Episcopal Campus Ministry Center for greater Birmingham. We serve all students in the Birmingham area and have a presence on campus at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham Southern College (BSC), and Samford University. We welcome and affirm all people because God welcomes and affirms all, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, ability, financial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

We are a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. The Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion, which is a community of 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches in more than 160 countries.


The Rev. Emily Collette began serving as Chaplain in January 2021.

Emily is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and was active at Trinity Commons while she was a student. She received her Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. 

Contact Emily by email here.

Student Leadership

Students take on a variety of leadership roles at Trinity Commons. We have three worship coordinators that help set up and lead worship on campus and for our services at the student center. Worship coordinators also recruit volunteers for roles in the service. Additionally, we have three coordinators for Common Life. These students take on leadership roles in activities at Trinity Commons, including greeting guests, Sunday night supper cooks, and leading the cooking on Pasta Night.

If you want to learn more about getting involved at Trinity Commons, ask Emily for more information.