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Chaplaincy

Explore Your Values

The Elmhurst University Interfaith/Interreligious Chaplaincy supports students of all faiths and no faiths in their spiritual and religious development.

No matter your background, you’ll find a warm welcome at the Chaplain’s office. We offer a wide range of programs and services to help you examine your own values and explore other faith traditions.

  • Worship opportunities on and off campus range from weekly services and Bible study sessions to Passover Seders and Ramadan celebrations.
  • Spiritual guidance and pastoral counseling provide support in times of personal crisis or growth. Our co-chaplains represent a wide range of religious traditions.
  • Student religious groups include the Spiritual Life Council, the Muslim Students Association, the Catholic Students Association and more.
  • Partnerships with national and international organizations like the United Church of Christ, the Interfaith Youth Core and the Parliament of the World’s Religions keep us engaged in the broader spiritual conversation.

We’d love to tell you more about how the Chaplaincy can support you in your spiritual journey. Contact our office or our co-chaplains to get started.

The Chaplaincy is established for all students so that religion and learning may go hand in hand, and character grow with knowledge.

H. Scott Matheney, University Chaplain

Locations

Chaplain’s Office

First Floor of Niebuhr Hall
(Opposite side of Health Services)

 

Chaplain’s Residence

255 W. Elm Park Ave.
(South of Schick Hall)

Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

West end of the University Mall

Chaplaincy Staff

Rev. H. Scott Matheney
Chaplain
hscottm@elmhurst.edu

Inamul Haq
Muslim Co-Chaplain
ihaq@elmhurst.edu

Rabbi Steven Bob
Jewish Co-Chaplain
simchabob@aol.com

Bernice O’Neil
Administrator
berniceo@elmhurst.edu

The Rev. Dr. Jay Moses
Interfaith Advisor

Dr. David Christiansen
University Organist

Nancy Ali
Muslim Co-Chaplain
alinancy83@yahoo.com

Rev. Joseph Johnson
Methodist Co-Chaplain

Fr. Tom Paul
Roman Catholic Co-Chaplain
tpaul@icelmhurst.org

Rev. Anna Ernst
Lutheran Co-Chaplain

Rev. Ronald Feltman
Lutheran Co-Chaplain

Mother Shireen Baker
Episcopal Co-Chaplain

Rev. Fr. Andrew G. Georganas
Greek Orthodox Co-Chaplain
church_office@st-demetrios.org

Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky
Jewish Co-Chaplain

Dr. Tamar Levinson
Jewish Co-Chaplain
tamarl@elmhurst.edu

Rev. Traci Smith
Presbyterian Co-Chaplain

Rev. Dr. Joseph Richardson Sr.
Honorary Athletic Chaplain

Dr. A. Andrew Das
Evangelical Christian Community Advisor

Dr. John Jeffrey
Evangelical Christian Community Advisor

Dr. Phillip Riordan
Roman Catholic Advisor

Peggy Scheu
Roman Catholic Advisor

Dr. Soni Simpson
Unitarian Universalist Advisor

Dr. Mike Lindberg
Secular Association

Susan Roach
Orthodox Christian Community

Student-Lead Organization
Lorraine Schuler ’22, President

Rev. H. Scott Matheney

Chaplain
Office of the Chaplain

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