Chapel: Campus Pastor Candidate - James Ellis III

Where Lehman Auditorium

Duration 30 minutes

As a finalist for the position of undergraduate campus pastor, James Ellis has shaped a chapel service entitled “Parents Just Don’t Understand” taken from Genesis 27:12-13 and will speak on this theme as well. All are welcome to have interaction with James from 4:30-5 p.m. in UC 211-212 and opportunity to offer feedback to the search committee will be provided with an electronic survey.

James Ellis, III is an ordained Baptist minister who describes himself as “Christian by conviction, Baptist by tradition, and ecumenical in spirit.” James has served as a youth pastor and an assistant pastor in two United Methodist churches, and recently served a one-year, Lilly-funded campus pastorate at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He is currently a Lewis Fellow at Wesley Theological Seminary’s Lewis Center for Church Leadership, an ecumenical leadership development program for outstanding young clergy. Prior to ministry, James was a multimedia producer and competitive “spoken word” poet. He and his wife Renata have a passion for doing service work in multi-racial settings such as New Orleans (LA).

At the close of chapel, there will be a time of sending and blessing for students and faculty going on summer cross-cultural seminars to these locations:

Bolivia & The Galápagos Islands – Doug & Cristina Graber Neufeld
Honduras – Jason Good & Eric Trinka
South Korea – Gloria Rhodes
Quebec – Nancy Heisey & Jen Ulrich
Local Context cross-cultural – Deanna Durham

Intended Audience General Public


Contact Information

Name Brian Burkholder

Phone # 540.432.4115