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Dr. Stephen Kellough

Chaplain Steve KelloughNow in his 25th year as the Chaplain of Wheaton College, with almost 90 chapels to oversee every year, and over 2,100 chapels tallied thus far, Chaplain Kellough continues to possess a certain mystique that keeps students guessing about the real man behind the podium!  Though possessing a strength of presence and dignified decorum, Dr. Kellough's side interests belie the fact that there is more to the man than meets the eye in chapel.  Perhaps it's his Harley and his past trip to Sturgis, SD, or maybe his silver Camaro, or his dry humor that combine to break the clerical mold.

Whatever the source of the mystique, it makes students like 'Chappy K' all the more, and causes him to be a regularly sought actor in the annual class films!  Students who have had the opportunity to get to know him, invariably appreciate his wit and wisdom, and value the time given.  He is a gracious man, well-read, and able to comment with knowledge and understanding on a wide breadth of topics.  He is sincere in his desire to serve well and takes his chapel responsibilities very seriously out of honor to God and respect for the students.  As a pastor, Chaplain Kellough's compassion is revealed in his prayers, as one who listens well and understands the human condition.

Dr. Kellough's interest in scholarship and love of books and reading, lend well to his pastorate among faculty and staff. His spiritual maturity and wisdom born of experience assist in managing a program that is mindful of colleagues and students alike.  Prior to Wheaton, Dr. Kellough served in parish ministry in the Presbyterian Church USA.  His decision to become the Chaplain at Wheaton was influenced by a one-year sabbatical from his church, during which time he served as chaplain and professor at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam, Holland.  In coming to Wheaton, he finds that he enjoys the stimulation of an academic environment, and dialoguing with creative, sharp minds of students, faculty, and staff in the context of community.  His sense of calling to the pastorate has been affirmed through ministry within the college setting.  Significantly influenced during his time as a student at Wheaton by the life and ministry of his predecessor Chaplain Evan Welsh, Chaplain Kellough has been given the opportunity to, in turn, use his gifts to influence the next generation. - To this end, he continues to serve faithfully and well.

Offering faithful and loving support to the Chaplain is his wife, alumna Linda (Burgess) Kellough.  Together, they are the proud parents of '98 alumnus Jeffrey Kellough and his wife Sheralynn (Manasse) Kellough '2000, and even prouder grandparents of 1 year-old twins Luke and Brielynn (aspiring Wheaton graduates).  You may contact Dr. Kellough at Stephen.Kellough@wheaton.edu.  

Clayton Keenon

Clayton Keenan and Chaplain KelloughClayton Keenon is Ministry Associate for Discipleship and Grad Chapel. Clayton is a native of Glen Ellyn, IL, and graduated from Wheaton College in 2005 with degrees in Christian Formation and Ministry and Biblical Studies.  He went on to complete a Masters degree in Biblical Exegesis in 2010 and his Masters degree in Historical and Systematic Theology in 2011.  Prior to working at Wheaton, Clayton was part of the pastoral staff at Wheaton Bible Church.  Clayton is married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle (also a Wheaton grad), and they have a beautiful daughter named Annalise.  You may contact Clayton at Clayton.Keenon@wheaton.edu

Marilyn Brenner

Marilyn BrennerNow in her 17th year at the College, Marilyn serves as Ministry Associate for Care and Administration in the Chaplain's Office.  Her years growing up in a pastor's family have lent understanding to the role of ministry at Wheaton.  Her father's pastoral heart for people and her parents' own example of faithful ministry have given her an example and standard for investment in the lives of others. Of the various aspects of her work, Marilyn enjoys the opportunity to think creatively with staff and students in the Chaplain's Office, as they seek to be responsive to the Lord's plans and purposes for the spiritual nurture of the campus community.  Three times a week, by God's grace, chapel is 'served' in faith, trusting that the Lord will spiritually feed and further those in attendance.  In addition to attending to the details related to chapel, Marilyn enjoys interacting with students, faculty, and staff within the context of everyday life in community at Wheaton. You may contact Marilyn at Marilyn.Brenner@wheaton.edu.

Leslie Royalty Weinzettel

Leslie WeinzettleIn her second year as Office Assistant, Leslie brings the gifts of a bright, energetic, willing servant spirit to the work of the Chaplain's Office.  Born and raised in Southern California, Leslie braved the mid-west winters to attend Wheaton College, graduating in 2006 with a Christian Education major, and minors in Spanish and Bible.  After working with a para-church ministry for 4 1/2 years in Jacksonville, Florida, Leslie returned to Wheaton in 2012 and married her fellow '06 alumnus Joe Weinzettel this past summer.  We're thankful (along with Joe!) for the Lord's provision in Leslie, and are pleased to have her as a valued colleague in the Chaplain's Office. You may contact Leslie at Leslie.Weinzettel@wheaton.edu.  

For more information on the Chaplain's office staff, learn about the Student Chaplains, Chapel Worship Band, and Discipleship Small Groups Cabinet members at Opportunities for Involvement.

Dr. Stephen Kellough

Chaplain Steve KelloughNow in his 25th year as the Chaplain of Wheaton College, with almost 90 chapels to oversee every year, and over 2,100 chapels tallied thus far, Chaplain Kellough continues to possess a certain mystique that keeps students guessing about the real man behind the podium!  Though possessing a strength of presence and dignified decorum, Dr. Kellough's side interests belie the fact that there is more to the man than meets the eye in chapel.  Perhaps it's his Harley and his past trip to Sturgis, SD, or maybe his silver Camaro, or his dry humor that combine to break the clerical mold.

Whatever the source of the mystique, it makes students like 'Chappy K' all the more, and causes him to be a regularly sought actor in the annual class films!  Students who have had the opportunity to get to know him, invariably appreciate his wit and wisdom, and value the time given.  He is a gracious man, well-read, and able to comment with knowledge and understanding on a wide breadth of topics.  He is sincere in his desire to serve well and takes his chapel responsibilities very seriously out of honor to God and respect for the students.  As a pastor, Chaplain Kellough's compassion is revealed in his prayers, as one who listens well and understands the human condition.

Dr. Kellough's interest in scholarship and love of books and reading, lend well to his pastorate among faculty and staff. His spiritual maturity and wisdom born of experience assist in managing a program that is mindful of colleagues and students alike.  Prior to Wheaton, Dr. Kellough served in parish ministry in the Presbyterian Church USA.  His decision to become the Chaplain at Wheaton was influenced by a one-year sabbatical from his church, during which time he served as chaplain and professor at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam, Holland.  In coming to Wheaton, he finds that he enjoys the stimulation of an academic environment, and dialoguing with creative, sharp minds of students, faculty, and staff in the context of community.  His sense of calling to the pastorate has been affirmed through ministry within the college setting.  Significantly influenced during his time as a student at Wheaton by the life and ministry of his predecessor Chaplain Evan Welsh, Chaplain Kellough has been given the opportunity to, in turn, use his gifts to influence the next generation. - To this end, he continues to serve faithfully and well.

Offering faithful and loving support to the Chaplain is his wife, alumna Linda (Burgess) Kellough.  Together, they are the proud parents of '98 alumnus Jeffrey Kellough and his wife Sheralynn (Manasse) Kellough '2000, and even prouder grandparents of 1 year-old twins Luke and Brielynn (aspiring Wheaton graduates).  You may contact Dr. Kellough at Stephen.Kellough@wheaton.edu.  

Clayton Keenon

Clayton Keenan and Chaplain KelloughClayton Keenon is Ministry Associate for Discipleship and Grad Chapel. Clayton is a native of Glen Ellyn, IL, and graduated from Wheaton College in 2005 with degrees in Christian Formation and Ministry and Biblical Studies.  He went on to complete a Masters degree in Biblical Exegesis in 2010 and his Masters degree in Historical and Systematic Theology in 2011.  Prior to working at Wheaton, Clayton was part of the pastoral staff at Wheaton Bible Church.  Clayton is married to his high school sweetheart, Michelle (also a Wheaton grad), and they have a beautiful daughter named Annalise.  You may contact Clayton at Clayton.Keenon@wheaton.edu

Marilyn Brenner

Marilyn BrennerNow in her 17th year at the College, Marilyn serves as Ministry Associate for Care and Administration in the Chaplain's Office.  Her years growing up in a pastor's family have lent understanding to the role of ministry at Wheaton.  Her father's pastoral heart for people and her parents' own example of faithful ministry have given her an example and standard for investment in the lives of others. Of the various aspects of her work, Marilyn enjoys the opportunity to think creatively with staff and students in the Chaplain's Office, as they seek to be responsive to the Lord's plans and purposes for the spiritual nurture of the campus community.  Three times a week, by God's grace, chapel is 'served' in faith, trusting that the Lord will spiritually feed and further those in attendance.  In addition to attending to the details related to chapel, Marilyn enjoys interacting with students, faculty, and staff within the context of everyday life in community at Wheaton. You may contact Marilyn at Marilyn.Brenner@wheaton.edu.

Leslie Royalty Weinzettel

Leslie WeinzettleIn her second year as Office Assistant, Leslie brings the gifts of a bright, energetic, willing servant spirit to the work of the Chaplain's Office.  Born and raised in Southern California, Leslie braved the mid-west winters to attend Wheaton College, graduating in 2006 with a Christian Education major, and minors in Spanish and Bible.  After working with a para-church ministry for 4 1/2 years in Jacksonville, Florida, Leslie returned to Wheaton in 2012 and married her fellow '06 alumnus Joe Weinzettel this past summer.  We're thankful (along with Joe!) for the Lord's provision in Leslie, and are pleased to have her as a valued colleague in the Chaplain's Office. You may contact Leslie at Leslie.Weinzettel@wheaton.edu.  

For more information on the Chaplain's office staff, learn about the Student Chaplains, Chapel Worship Band, and Discipleship Small Groups Cabinet members at Opportunities for Involvement.