University Catholic

University Catholic (UCat) is the vibrant, highly-effective college campus ministry for the Diocese of Nashville. Since its inception in 2006, University Catholic has accompanied thousands of students on their path to holiness by Proposing Jesus Christ and Forming His Disciples.

Rooted in sacramental life, University Catholic has a visible presence at Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and other Nashville colleges. University Catholic offers a home away from home to accompany students in building a strong Catholic community of support and authentic friendships.


UCat Chaplains

Fr. Rhodes Bolster, 2022 – present

Fr. Gervan Menezes, 2019 – 2022

Fr. Michael Fye, 2015 – 2019

Fr. John Sims Baker, 2006 – 2016


Diocesan Director

Fr. Gervan Menezes, 2022 – present