Welcome to Wheaton!
If you haven't discovered it already, you will soon find that Wheaton is more than an educational institution. It offers a meaningful blend of head and heart as people gather to study within the context of Christian community. The Grad School is a rich mix of people from a wide variety of backgrounds, from the U.S. and throughout the world. Within this diversity there is a wonderful thread of faith in Christ Jesus that links us together.
As the Chaplain of the College, I am concerned about the spiritual life of our community, and I have a special interest in the Grad School. Inside the classroom and outside the classroom you will discover opportunities for growth in your Christian faith.
Every week--on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am- Grad School Chapel will be held in Barrows Auditorium in the Billy Graham Center (BGC). This time of worship and fellowship is coordinated by students serving with Graduate Student Ministries. GRAD Chapel provides an important opportunity to gather informally for spiritual refreshment and encouragement in the middle of the week. Graduate Student Ministries is also involved in the formation of Discipleship Small Groups, organizing prayer gatherings, and fostering community through graduate school events.
I would encourage you to join a Discipleship Small Group, made available to grad students for the purpose of support and encouragement through prayer, fellowship, and accountability. Groups will be organized at the beginning of the semester and will provide opportunity to meet fellow students from various backgrounds with diverse interests and vocations. You will be hearing more about Discipleship Small Groups during Orientation.
From time to time, you may also be interested in visiting the undergrad chapel services in Edman Chapel at 10:35 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (occasionally on Tuesday and Thursday). Feel free to find an empty seat in the balcony following the opening chimes. If you would like more information regarding the chapel schedule, please visit the Chaplain's Office website.
As the Chaplain, it is my privilege to serve as your campus pastor. This does not mean that the college is a church. It isn't. I hope that you will become active in a local church. During the time you are enrolled as a student at Wheaton, I am here to be your pastor. My door is open. I hope to get to know you personally. Please feel free to stop by my office at the Beamer Center or call me at ext. 5087.
Dr. Stephen B. Kellough
Chaplain of the College