The Office of the Chaplain exists to cultivate an environment in which students, faculty, and staff learn to love Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
Rev. Angulus Wilson was called by the Lord into Gospel ministry in 1991. He is married to the beautiful Sharon Wilson, and together they have shared the wonderful duty of raising three sons whom he loves dearly. Compelled to work with students in need of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Dr. Wilson has labored in national and international ministry for 30 years.
As a university pastor and church planter he has started congregations across North America and matriculated through several universities of higher learning. Angulus has a Bachelor's in Social Work from Fresno Pacific University, a Master's in Spiritual Formation and Evangelism from Wheaton College, and Doctorate of Ministry from Azusa Pacific University.
Because of his passion for making disciples and equipping students for the work of ministry, he has developed international Bible schools, conferences, and seminars to train leaders for Christian service. Dr. Wilson has served universities such as Wheaton College, Samford University, and Fresno Pacific University. He enjoys traveling internationally with students, preaching and teaching God's word through networks, mission agencies, and biblical conferences.
Angulus has a passion for developing new frontiers, where students can share the good news of the gospel with a hurting world. He is a trusted shepherd on the journey and servant of the Kingdom. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donté Alexander Ford is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and serves the Wheaton College community as Associate Chaplain for Worship Arts and Assistant Professor of Music. He is an alumnus of Penn State University (BA), Southern Methodist University (MSM, MM, MDiv), and University of Arizona (PhD). Though aptly described as a musician, minister, and scholar, Donté is a loving husband to his wife, Latoya, and a loving father to his sons. At Wheaton, Donté teaches Principles in Music and Worship Ministry, coaches Chapel Bands, oversees the music and worship arts offerings in Chapel worship, and serves as the primary faculty advisor for the Worship Arts Certificate.
Donte’s many musical talents have afforded him the opportunity to serve as guest clinician/conductor, lead pianist, opera chorister, resident percussionist, and Minister of Music. His musical activities also include composing, as he is a published composer with GIA Publications, Inc. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Sankofa Chorale, a multi-ethnic choral ensemble that preserves and perpetuates African American Choral music while performing that music alongside choral masterworks of the Western European choral canon.
A Christian minister, Donté is a gifted preacher, holding ordination and ministerial credentials in the Holiness-Pentecostal and Baptist traditions, respectively. Though a life-long Pentecostal, Donté is committed to the diversity of the body of Christ. As a scholar, Donte focuses his efforts on the history and preservation of Black American concert and popular music, church hymnody, congregational song, and the history, theology, and music of African-American Pentecostalism. His scholarly work includes lectures on African American choral art forms and contributions to the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology and UM Discipleship Ministries’ History of Hymns. You may contact Donté at email@example.com.
A 1977 Wheaton College graduate, Greg Anderson earned his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, S.T.M. in Theology from Yale University, and Ph.D. in Communication Studies/ Religious Studies from the University of Minnesota. He is a seasoned pastor serving in both American and international contexts, including the Union Church of Hong Kong and the International Community Church in London, and churches in South Dakota and Ohio. He chairs the Evangelism Commission of the CCCU and serves on several mission boards. In addition to his chaplain duties, he teaches public speaking, Christian proclamation, and evangelism to undergraduates
He is thrilled to be in the company of Wheaton’s world-class scholars, staff, and students and to support them spiritually. He supports and encourage our graduate students to find their place of service. Chaplain Anderson is keen on helping our international students adjust to a new culture (and climate). His Christian walk has been enhanced by this exposure to global Christianity.
He enjoys collecting and reading books. But most of all, he is besotted by his fishing buddy and wife of thirty-five years, Holly. Together they are restoring a 1887 house, with Holly doing the skilled and he the unskilled labor. They have four fine adult children and three glorious grandkids. Chaplain Anderson’s life verse is Philippians 1:6. He grows increasingly confident that “he who began the good work” in us with bring it to spectacular completion in the day of Christ Jesus. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric grew up as a missionary kid in a diverse suburb of Paris, France, where his parents worked with immigrants and refugees. Eric cherishes his early years growing up in a diverse context as a 'third culture kid'. He has been blessed to live, study, and minister in many contexts around the globe. He loves to learn from and empower minority communities, finding Christ in and among the marginalized.
Eric is committed to supporting all students in their pursuit of Christlikeness. Having been deeply formed in the Great Tradition of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, Eric hopes to lead students deeper into the riches of this living tradition through the spiritual disciplines, radical hospitality, ecclesial rootedness, and striving for justice for the disenfranchised. In his leadership of the Faith and Sexuality Initiative, Eric loves planning campus events and leading small groups for students navigating same-sex sexuality and/or gender identity under the Lordship of Christ, in partnership with Refuge.
Eric is married to Liz, and together they are raising two young sons. He loves reading, sharing a good cup of coffee, traveling, exploring both nature and city life, and spending time with family. Eric holds degrees in Applied Linguistics (B.A., Moody Bible Institute, 2015), Biblical and Theological Studies (M.A., Moody Theological Seminary, 2017), and Divinity (M.Div., Trinity School for Ministry, 2021). You may contact Eric at email@example.com.
Jessie Taetz is an alumna of California Baptist University, where she received her B.M. in Music Education with an English minor in 2018 and her M.M. in Music Education in 2020. Her husband, Jericho, serves as the Worship Pastor at Ashburn Church in Orland Park and the couple moved from southern California to the greater Chicago area in the summer of 2020.
A musician since childhood, Jessie loves to use the crafts the Lord has blessed her with to give glory back to Him. She is passionate about developing young worship leaders who can go on to lead multi-generational and multi-ethnic musical worship that embodies the multitude outlined in Revelation 7 and reflects the reverence that even creation proclaims. "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."
Jessie was raised in Seattle, WA and is an avid sports fan, so you can find her enthusiastically cheering on her Seattle teams throughout the year. She also enjoys serving on the worship team at her church, exploring the different neighborhoods of Chicago, and reading mystery novels. You may contact Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kedisha Kelly is a native of Kingston, Jamaica, the third largest and most beautiful (God did some of his best work) island in the Caribbean. She serves as the Ministry Associate of Spiritual Formation with graduate degrees from Moody Theological Seminary in 2016 (Master of Divinity) and Wheaton College in 2019 (M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling). Kedisha is deeply convicted about the importance of God’s word and his truth–all truth is God’s truth–and how it should frame all aspects of our life. This conviction is the foundational and fundamental premise for her work in student development and informs how she seeks to comes alongside students as they wrestle through the challenges of this unique season of life.
Kedisha attends the Progressive Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago. She enjoys conversation with friends, watching movies, listening to music, and eating/cooking. Additionally, Kedisha plays multiple sports (volleyball, tennis, netball); these are her preferred choice for maintaining physical fitness and she enjoys watching them as well. You may contact Kedisha at email@example.com.
Stephen Cartwright is from North Chicago, IL, and serves as the Ministry Associate for Spiritual Leadership, as well as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at Wheaton College. He is passionate about ministry and student development, and when not working, you can find him preaching, playing basketball, having a theological discourse about justice, detailing cars, or working on his podcast. He served as the Director of Fischer Hall for six years, and although he loved living amongst freshman, he is excited to join the Chaplain's office this year!
You may contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An alumna of Wheaton College, Grace Mamalat graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and an emphasis in Mathematics. Upon graduation, Grace worked as a teacher in the public school system teaching fifth grade and middle grade mathematics. Now, back at her alma mater, Grace is earning her MA in Ministry Leadership and hopes to combine her education and teaching background in a larger ministry context. During the week, Grace serves in various capacities in her home church and is actively involved in ministry opportunities on campus and in the graduate school. In her free time, Grace enjoys reading, playing and making music, writing, and being out in nature.
You may contact Grace at email@example.com.
Karin Stock Buursma graduated from Wheaton in 1996 with a B.A. in English literature and a minor in music. She has spent most of her career in Christian publishing, editing a variety of nonfiction books. She has also worked as a freelance writer on a number of projects and has coauthored two books of devotions. She joined the Chaplain’s Office on a part-time basis in August 2021 and is happy to be back at Wheaton! Her role primarily involves managing chapel attendance.
Karin and her husband, Joel, have two daughters. In her free time, Karin enjoys singing, reading all kinds of fiction, playing board games with her family, volunteering at her church’s food pantry, and consuming large quantities of coffee and dark chocolate. You may contact Karin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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