Campus Chaplains Honored

Adapted from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs

Three chaplains have received campus ministry awards from the Episcopal Church for outstanding service and dedication. The Rev. Michael Angell, the Episcopal Church’s missioner for young adult and campus ministries, presented the awards during a recent Kindling conference.

The awards and recipients are:

Distinguished Leadership
The Rev. Jonathan Melton
Chaplain, St. Francis House
University of Wisconsin, Madison
This award recognizes a campus minister who is “leading the field, showing exemplary work,” Angell said. “The Rev. Jonathan Melton has made incredible strides in re-establishing a strong ministry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  His impressive use of social media is coupled with a knack for community building that is helping college students connect with the Episcopal Church.”

Distinguished Service
The Rev. Daniel Brown
Former chaplain
Episcopal Center at the University of Georgia
This award recognizes the work of a campus minister who has served the wider Episcopal campus ministry community.  “The Rev. Daniel Brown served as provincial coordinator for Province IV for a number of years, and also represented the office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries ecumenically on a number of occasions,” Angell said. “He helped provide continuity and support for campus ministries.”

Sam Portaro Award for Creative Expression and Intellectual Inquiry
Steve Mullaney
Missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministry
Diocese of Minnesota
“As missioner for young adult and campus ministries, Steve Mullaney has unleashed the creative potential of student leaders and leaders in local congregations in engaging with college campuses,” Angell said.  “A testament to this work was also seen in the number of campus ministry grants received by Minnesota this year.”

Provincial coordinators for campus ministry reviewed nominations and recommended the recipients.

Image: St. Francis House, Madison, Wisconsin


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