Dawn Adamy is a PCUSA pastor and has served as Trenton Area Campus Ministry’s Protestant Chaplain to Rider University and Westminster Choir College since 2008. Prior to that, she served as Designated Pastor to Amwell First Presbyterian Church in Ringoes, NJ. She earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dawn enjoys good coffee and good theater, especially of the musical variety. She lives in Lawrenceville, NJ with her husband, Sam, and their children, Hannah, Kate and Daniel.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Battin is Interfaith Campus Minister at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH where she has been working for nearly 10 years. She is also adjunct faculty at Sinclair, teaching in the Religious Studies area. She worked in a congregationaly based campus ministry in Kent, OH on the edge of Kent State University and as Campus Minister at the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. She has been ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for 33 years and has served six congregations (in Ohio, Illinois and Minnesota). She “restores her soul” by walking about 5 miles a day and feeding the birds, squirrels and lots of ducks who visit her backyard.
Barbara is former campus minister for Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries in New Brunswick, NJ. She has served the Protestant Cooperative Ministry at Cornell, as Interfaith Coordinator at Occidental College, and assisted the Westminster Foundation at Princeton University. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in German from University of Wisconsin-Madison, writing a honors thesis on peace activities in East Germany and the role of the Lutheran Church. When she isn’t working at Rutgers, she rows with the Carnegie Lake Association or is found painting in oils with her teacher, Gregory Perkel and a beloved community of students.
Reverend Larry Brickner-Wood is the Chaplain and Executive Director of the United Campus MInsitry to the University of New Hampshire. The UCM, aka the Waysmeet Center, is an ecumenical and inter-faith ministry that has existed at UNH for over 60 years. Larry is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC) and is in his 13th year at UCM. He served previously as the Assistant Pastor at First Church Congregational, UCC, in Rochester, NH, and spent twenty years in another calling in local government, serving as a municipal manager for most of that time. He has a Bachelors degree in Public Administration from James Madison University in Virginia, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Vermont, and a Master in Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. He is married and has two sons, who are in college in West Virginia and Arizona. He loves his work!
Bill Campbell is the United Methodist campus minister at the Wesley Foundation at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. He has hung around the college campus for many years hoping some youth would rub off and somebody, out of sympathy, would throw a degree his way. When the weather is nice Bill can be found driving around with the top d
own on his Miata, teaching his daughter Eryn to drive a stick shift. Other times, his wife Trinace, has him working on projects around the house, while his son-in-law, John, patiently teaches him to fly fish. Bill received a B.S. in Social Work & Psychology from Lambuth University, and a Master of Theology from Southern Methodist University. A D.Min from Wesley Theological Seminary awaits a project (when it is finally safe to write) on General Conference and campus ministry.
David plays bass trombone in the Cedar Valley Big Band, is past chairperson of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board and has served as the Campus Minister and Director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Northern Iowa for 16 years. After graduating with a BS in Education from Bowling Green and a MDiv from G-ETS, he has served UMC congregations in the Iowa Conference since 1985. Meeting his wife Jaymee in seminary, together they are parents of daughters Allyn and Magee. Despite growing up in a campus ministry family, both have been involved in the campus ministry/religious life of their respective college and universities.
Nancy Eggen is a United Church of Christ minister who has served since 2002 as campus minister at United Campus Ministry at The University of Tulsa, an ecumenical and interfaith ministry committed to the pursuit of peace and justice. She lives and works in Tulsa with her husband, 7 year old daughter, and an ever-revolving cast of quirky, committed, passionate, empathetic, strong, tender, enthusiastic, and inspiring college students and alumni.
Mark Forrester has been the United Methodist Affiliated Chaplain at Vanderbilt University for seventeen years. For more than twenty years the United Methodist and Episcopal student ministries have merged into an ecumenical organization, The Wesley/Canterbury Fellowship. Mark is an elder in the Tennessee Conference of the UMC, having served ten years in parish ministry before venturing into campus ministry (1991) as the director of The Wesley Foundation at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. Education: BA, Trevecca Nazarene College (1979); M.Div., Vanderbilt Divinity School (1983); D.Min., Columbia Theological Seminary (2005).
Maggie Gillespie is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is in her fifth year as Director of Protestant Campus Ministry (PCM) at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She has lived in Bloomsburg for 18 years with her husband, Kim, and their four children. Her favorite pastimes include reading on the front porch, hanging out in the kitchen with family and friends, and screaming her head off at high school soccer games. Maggie holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois.
Rev. Katrina Jenkins is the Chaplain at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL. She began her tenure there in June Prior to this, Rev. Jenkins was the Protestant Chaplain at Bentley University in Waltham, MA where she served for eleven years. She holds her MDiv for Andover Newton Theological School and a BS in Speech Communication from Syracuse University. When Rev. Katrina has spare time, she loves to read, volunteer, attend cultural events, listen to music, and give love to her cat Betty;
Tim Kobler is the Director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has been serving in campus ministry for ten years. Tim received his Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and his M.Div. from Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. He is a self-avowed computer and gadget geek. He is also the father of Clara (16) and Andrew (12).
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Greg Lawton was hired as Director of the Wesley Fellowship at Grand Valley State University in July 2011 after serving as the interim campus minister at the Michigan State University Wesley Foundation for a semester. He has served churches in the West Michigan Conference in youth and adult discipleship since 1997 and has degrees in Applied Science (A.A.S., Ferris State University), Hydrogeology (B.S., Western Michigan University) and Christian Education (M.A., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary). He is also trained in Restorative Justice, Mediation, and other peacemaking techniques. He lives in nearby Wyoming, MI with his cat, Bob. Greg is an ordained Deacon in Full Connection in the United Methodist Church, loves to travel either on mission or for fun, and enjoys church camp and folk music.
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Cody Nielsen is the director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota. He is the president of the National Campus Ministry Association and has a firm belief in the redevelopment of campus ministry across the country. He has hopes that this might happen through the interfaith expressions across campuses in the USA and throughout the world.
Rev. Heather Godsey is an ordained CC(DOC) minister serving as the program director at the Wesley Foundation UTK, in Knoxville, TN. She edited a collection of essays about young adult spirituality and sexuality for Chalice Press called “Oh God, Oh God, Oh, God!” and leads workshops/retreats on hook-up culture and collegiate sexual ethics. She loves her lounge lizards almost as much as a salted caramel mocha.
David Jones will begin his 16th year as campus pastor of the ECM (Ecumenical Campus Ministry) at Kansas State University on April Fool’s Day, 2012—which he contends should be the official start day for all who serve in campus ministry. For almost 27 years he has been married to Linda, with whom he has two children: Nathan (22) and Lindsey (20). When not hanging out with students, he enjoys staying physically active via yoga, running, walking Bear (his dog), swimming and gardening. He earned his Ph.D. in Church History from Vanderbilt University, a M.Div. from Saint Paul School of Theology and a B.A. in psychology and religion from Augustana College (S.D.).
Rob Kirby is the Campus Minister and Associate Director at the Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois. He has been serving there since 2003 and is blessed by the incredible ways that the love of God is being made known to the diverse campus community. He has served as President of the Religious Workers Association which brings together over 30 different interfaith ministries that serve the University of Illinois. In addition to traditional campus ministry, he is also passionate about ministries with international persons and equipping students to be in service to the community and world. Rob recently spent a year of Sabbath and spiritual renewal with his wife and three children as he worked with the Christian Care Foundation for Children with disabilities in Nonthaburi, Thailand. http://www.ccdthailand.org/ Rob also loves wood working, hiking, skiing and camping.
Meghan Roth is former campus coordinator for the Wesley Fellowship at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. A recent graduate from Wesley Theological Seminary, she also has served as an intern with the campus ministries at Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA) and The American University (Washington, DC). She is a certified candidate for ordained ministry as an elder in the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Roger Wolsey is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He serves as the Director of the Wesley Foundation campus ministry at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
He is the author of “Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity” and he blogs for Huffington Post, Patheos, and Elephant Journal. He plays trumpet and loves trail running, riding his motorcycle, yoga, and blues dancing.
Teresa Zaffiro has been Development Coordinator of the Ecumenical Campus Ministries at KU for about year. Her undergraduate degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on environmental justice and American Indian Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She spends lots of time organizing around environmental issues and has spent time living in the Ihanktonwan Dakota Nation (Yankton Sioux reservation) in South Dakota. Passionate about grassroots organizing, social and environmental justice, cross-cultural collaboration and helping create and sustain open and affirming communities like the ECM, she is also member of the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence. She loves living in the town of Lawrence, and enjoys getting to know all of the interesting people she meets at the campus ministry. In her spare time she enjoys reading, biking and running, hanging out coffee shops with friends and spending time with her “wonderful” partner.
Thad Holcombe is the Campus Minister for Ecumenical Campus Ministries at University of Kansas since 1991. (Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Church of Brethren, Quaker, Unitarian). A graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India, Thad attended seminary at San Francisco Theological Seminary and hold both a B.D. and Th.M through them. He is married to Linda Watts, School Social Worker and has two daughters Anna and Kara. Previous campus ministrie positions include United Ministry at U. of Tulsa, United Ministry at U. of Oklahoma. He served at NCMA president 1991-1992.