The Willis D. Weatherford, Jr. Campus Christian Center


All members of the staff in the Campus Christian Center help the department to fulfill its Mission and Vision. The Center’s staff includes seven professional members, seven Student Departmental Aides, and fifteen to eighteen Student Chaplains.  The Director of the department supervises all personnel and operations of the department.  The Director and the other two College Chaplains serve the larger community of the College in various ways: planning and leading worship; offering various kinds of informal counseling; working with various student groups to plan programs, events, and activities; participating on various College committees and task-groups; and teaching courses in the departments of Philosophy and Religion, Women’s Studies, African and African-American studies, and General Studies.  The Lilly Professor of Religion holds an appointment in both the Department of Philosophy, Department of Religion and the Campus Christian Center.  As well as teaching academic courses in religious ethics, the Lilly Professor offers various lecture series through the Campus Christian Center, through which the Center aims to explore the areas in which spirituality, praxis, and the academic study of religion intersect about the most important contemporary issues.  The Center’s Administrative Assistant exercises an essential role in the department, often serving as the initial contact for students and helping to direct them to the appropriate departmental resource.  The Assistant College Chaplain works with the department to plan and implement the department’s programs and activities.  The Consulting College Chaplain works with the Director on the special projects and the development of the department.  All members of the student staff, Departmental Aides and Student Chaplains alike, serve the department in the planning and implementation of its programs and events. The Student Chaplains also extend the work of the Campus Christian Center through their roles as both spiritual leaders and Resident Assistants in the student residential halls.

Professional Staff

Rev. Loretta Reynolds, D.Theol., College Chaplain; Assistant Professor of General Studies

Ms. Katherine Basham, Assistant Director of the Willis D. Weatherford, Jr. Campus Christian Center; Coordinator of Interfaith Programs; Coordinator, Bonner Scholars First Year Program (CELTS)

Rev. Gail E. Bowman, J.D., Director; Chaplain

Shalamar Sandifer, Administrative Assistant

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