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Chaplain's Office Staff

The Office of the Chaplain exists to cultivate an environment in which students, faculty, and staff learn to love Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.


Angulus WilsonRev. 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 angulus.wilson@wheaton.edu

Donte FordDonté Alexander Ford is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and serves the Wheaton College community as Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Chaplain for Worship Arts. He is an alumnus of Penn State (B.A.) and Southern Methodist Universities (M.S.M., M.M., M.Div.) and is completing a Ph.D. in Musicology at the University of Arizona. Though aptly described as a musician, minister, and scholar, Donté is also a loving husband to his wife, Latoya, and a loving father to his son, Donovan. 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

Donté'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, Donté 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 donte.ford@wheaton.edu.

Greg Anerson Chaplains Office Wheaton College ILA 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 teaches public speaking and preaching courses to Wheaton undergraduates in addition to his duties as chaplain.

He is thrilled to be in the company of Wheaton’s world-class scholars, staff, and students and to support them spiritually. He is eager to support 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). He learned so much from the international graduate school students he met as an undergraduate and he hopes to keep learning from them.  

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 greg.anderson@wheaton.edu

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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 karin.buursma@wheaton.edu.

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250x250 staff portrait 2021 chaplainsKedisha 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 kedisha.kelly@wheaton.edu

250x250 staff portrait 2021 chaplainsEric 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 outcasts. 

In his role at Wheaton, Eric is committed to supporting all students in their pursuit of sexual wholeness and holiness, especially those whose experience of gender and sexuality does not seem to fit “the norm”. He hopes to paint a captivating vision of redeemed sexuality for all Christians—including sexual minorities—and to seeing the whole Body of Christ bask in Christ’s life-giving healing and joy!

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 eric.larson.01@wheaton.edu

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Abbi Littrell graduated from Wheaton in the spring of 2021 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Bible/Theology. She was born and raised in Schaumburg, IL, only thirty minutes north of campus, and is currently in the dual M.A. program for Bioethics and Theological Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. She loves baking, riding horses, game nights with friends, and discussing the intersection of theological anthropology and bioethics. 

This year, she is excited to be providing oversight to Discipleship Ministries (DM). Abbi participated in DM as an undergraduate in each capacity— participant, leader, coach, and cabinet. Following her graduation, she served as the Discipleship Ministries Coordinator, supporting DM’s logistical and administrative needs in addition to leading small groups and advising the cabinet members. Working with DM students is consistently the highlight of her week. You may contact Abbi at abbi.littrell@wheaton.edu.

 

250x250 staff portrait 2021 chaplainsJessie Taetz is thrilled to be a part of the team at Wheaton College! She 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 Baptist Church in Orland Park and the couple moved from southern California to the greater Chicago area in the summer of 2020.

In her free time, Jessie also volunteers as the communications director at her church and serves on their worship team. She 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 discovering new coffee shops and bookstores, walking unfamiliar trails, and exploring the local towns and cities surrounding her still-like-new home! You may contact Jessie at jessie.taetz@wheaton.edu

250x250 staff portrait 2020 chaplains officeFrancesca Tso is delighted to return to Wheaton after graduating in 2018 with a B.A. in both English Literature and Spanish. She enjoys the behind the scenes administrative work as well as meeting students, so come by and say hi! Francesca aspires to become a children’s librarian and is working on her M.S. in Library and Information Science at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Francesca has lived on the West and East Coast and has decided that both are superior to the Midwest—she particularly misses the hills and mountains—but is deeply grateful for her community in the Wheaton area.

Francesca is a voracious reader, takes walks as frequently as the Chicago weather will permit, loves spending time with kids, and is always ready for a good conversation or a new adventure! Her passions include community, relationships, and hospitality, and you will often find her having conversations about race/ethnicity/culture, emotional awareness, literature, and spiritual formation, haunting used book stores, or writing in her journal.  Francesca enjoys having people over to her house and is constantly devising new ways to welcome others in whether it’s throwing a dumpling party or hosting a board game night. You may contact Francesca at francesca.tso@wheaton.edu.