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


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

Inamul Haq
Muslim Chaplain

Bernice O’Neil

Dr. David Christiansen
University Organist

Rabbi Steven Bob
Jewish Chaplain

Rabbi Andrea Cosnowsky
Associate Jewish Chaplain

Fr. Tom Paul
Roman Catholic Chaplain

The Rev. Dr. Jay Moses
Interfaith Advisor

Rev. Dr. Joseph Richardson Sr.
Honorary Athletic Chaplain

Nancy Ali
Muslim Co-Chaplain

Mother Shireen Baker
Episcopal Co-Chaplain

Kalli Hill

Chaplain Curt Baxter
Elmhurst Hospital Chaplain

Rev. Stan Davis
Interfaith Advisor

Rev. Anna Ernst
Lutheran Co-Chaplain

Rev. Ronald Feltman
Lutheran Co-Chaplain

Rev. Fr. Andrew G. Georganas
Greek Orthodox Co-Chaplain

Rev. Joseph Johnson
United Methodist Co-Chaplain

Dr. Tamar Levinson
Jewish Co-Chaplain

Azam Nizamuddin, Esq.
Interfaith Advisor

Rev. Traci Smith
Presbyterian Co-Chaplain

Nina Bertino
Catholic Student Ministries

Dr. A. Andrew Das
Athletes in Action

Dr. John Jeffrey

Dr. Soni Simpson
Unitarian Universalist

Dr. Avraham Baranes
Hillel Jewish Life

Dr. Phillip Riordan
Roman Catholic Advisor

Peggy Scheu
Roman Catholic Advisor

  • Alpha Omega
  • Athletics in Action
  • Blue Jay Catholics
  • Cru
  • Every Nation
  • Hillel
  • MSA
  • SLC

Student-Lead Organization
Lorraine Schuler ’22, President

None at this time.

Rev. H. Scott Matheney

Office of the Chaplain

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