The Willis D. Weatherford, Jr. Campus Christian Center
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The Willis D. Weatherford, Jr. Campus Christian Center

The Willis D. Weatherford, Jr. Campus Christian Center

God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth

About the Campus Christian Center

The Campus Christian Center (CCC) provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in worship, prayer and meditation, devotional study of Christian scripture and interfaith conversation.

The CCC is staffed by professional College chaplains who offer pastoral counseling for all members of the College community, and a trained student team who provides peer counseling and spiritual support to fellow students.

The CCC cultivates an atmosphere of radical hospitality and nurtures the spiritual wellness of the Berea College community by

  • Educating about the Christian faith and its role in an academic context
  • Providing pastoral care, pastoral counseling and crisis support for all members of the college community
  • Advocating and practicing a service-oriented interpretation of Christian faith
  • Leading the college in various forms of Christian worship
  • Providing a prophetic voice for the unique vision of Berea College
  • Developing and nurturing an ecumenical Christian atmosphere
  • Facilitating interfaith education, conversation and engagement.

The CCC is a place where people coming from various interpretations of Christianity, other religious traditions or no formal faith affiliation at all can work together in support of and guided by Berea’s Great Commitments.

To stimulate understanding of the Christian faith and its many expressions and to emphasize the Christian ethic and the motive of service to others.

Berea's Third Great Commitment

Student Chaplains

Through this program, the CCC provides its Student Chaplains with opportunities for growth in areas of religious and spiritual leadership. This includes learning and developing skills in peer counseling, programming, leadership, interfaith dialogue and religious education.

Student Chaplains should possess the following qualifications and fulfill their responsibilities in the following ways:

  • Be a positive representative of their faith,
  • Exhibit authenticity, credibility and trustworthiness,
  • Maintain personal integrity and consistent character,
  • Maintain good academic standing,
  • Seek help, guidance, education and training relevant to their position,
  • Practice a compassionate presence and hospitality to students of all races, religions and backgrounds,
  • Listen attentively to and empathize with others,
  • Display the capacity for meaningful dialogue,
  • Have the ability to organize and lead groups,
  • Assist the CCC with programs and worship services, and
  • Serve as liaisons between the CCC, students and Residential Life staff.

If you have questions about the Student Chaplain program, contact Rev. Dr. LeSette Wright.


The Campus Christian Center (CCC) represents the most visible and tangible expression of the College’s contemporary understanding of its Christian identity. It also shows the most prominent way the College fulfills the third feature of its mission. That is, “To stimulate understanding of the Christian faith and its many expressions and to emphasize the Christian ethic and the motive of service to others.”

  • To that end, the Campus Christian Center provides a variety of programs and plans several special events each year.  The Center develops its programming in reference to the Christian identity of the College. More specifically, to serve the larger educational aims of the College.

Spiritual Wellness at Berea College

The PowerPoint below is presented to all incoming first year students during their Wellness class.

Spiritual Wellness at Berea College


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