Elon has two full-time chaplains that serve the students, faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community. The chaplains are part of the Student Life Staff and the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life. Their offices are located in the Numen Lumen Pavilion.
Elon's chaplains encourage and provide for the religious and spiritual needs of the entire Elon community.
•support students, faculty, and staff in their religious and spiritual lives
•facilitate educational, spiritual, and religious opportunities on campus
•are available to members of the community as they have personal, social, spiritual, institutional concerns or joys
•serve the entire campus community regardless of religious and spiritual affiliations or background.
Why Contact a Chaplain?
• provide a listening ear and a non-judgmental conversation partner
•respond to those from all faith backgrounds including the irreligious and non-spiritual
•lead programs and conversations about religious and worldviews
Contact a Chaplain to have conversations about:
•spiritual search and growth
•interest in multifaith interaction
•what you want to do with your life
•family or interpersonal challenges
•spiritual or ethical questions
•sexuality, illness, grief
•questions/reflections about happiness and meaning in your life
•setting up an event or conversation for your hall or group
•any other aspects of who you are and your relationship to the wider world
Jan Fuller – University Chaplain
Chaplain Jan Fuller grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, where, by the time she was 22, she had lived through four Middle Eastern wars and had become an expert in artillery. She is bilingual in Arabic and English. She knows that respect between religions is necessary to the survival of the human race. As a young adult, she engaged in a long search for a spiritual home, and eventually settled in the Episcopal Church. Along the way she found many things to appreciate in lots of different spiritual communities. Jan is a certified trainer for Crucial Conversations, a way of using conflict to enhance conversation. She is an experienced counselor and likes to laugh. Jan’s son, Sam, is a student at Radford University, and she lives in Burlington with her dog, Little Bit.
Adam Miller-Stubbendick – Assistant Chaplain and Director of Religious & Spiritual Life
Adam Miller-Stubbendick is serving as the Assistant Chaplain and Director of Religious & Spiritual Life at Elon for the 2013-14 academic year. Throughout his life, Adam’s conversations and experiences with those different than him have enriched, changed, and strengthened his self-understanding and his understanding of the world around him. He comes to Elon most immediately from western New York, having also lived in Nebraska, Minnesota, Chicago, and Cairo, Egypt. Adam is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and lives in Durham with his wife, Jordan, who is a student at Duke Divinity School, and their Golden Retriever, Filo.