McKendree University Campus Ministry offers a diocesan supported Catholic campus ministry program that works in collaboration with the Chaplain’s office at McKendree University (a United Methodist-affiliated institution). The Chaplain’s Office serves all McKendree students regardless of religious affiliation.
McKendree University is a small, liberal arts university with about 50% residential students, located in a quaint small town about 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. Internship possibilities are:
*liturgy preparation and leadership - including preaching (Catholic or ecumenical);
*teaching Catholicism 101 (on-going catechesis for Catholic students and any others who are interested); *leading Bible studies or faith-sharing groups;
*and service programs.
*Young adult ministry and seasonal Theology on Tap or RENEW programs through local parishes might also be a possibility.
For more information about McKendree University, see www.mckendree.edu
*Catholic or Protestant/non-denominational student who is open to working in an ecumenical setting.
*Each intern is required to have the Illinois criminal background screening completed with the results received before the semester begins.
*Missouri residents are also required to have the Missouri criminal background screening completed with the results received prior to the start of the semester.
Number of Positions Available: 1
Past Aquinas Institute Interns at This Site:
Br. Sebastian Le, OP (FA10/SP11),
Br. Luke Barder, OP (FA09/SP10),
Erin Hammond (FA08/SP09), Jen Crouch (FA07/SP08)
Supervisor Bio/Additional Comments:
Tim graduated from Bethany College in May of 1984. After four years teaching special education in the public schools, he entered Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Tim then graduated in May of 1990 with a Masters of Divinity. Following seminary, Tim spent a year studying in Germany. He returned to the United States to serve various United Methodist Churches as pastor-in-charge and as an associate during the years 1991-1992 and 1995-1998. In between, Tim served at Reinhardt College, a United Methodist institution, as an associate minister and campus minister from 1992-1995. In May of 2007, Tim graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. with a Doctorate of Ministry degree in the Campus Ministry tract.
In 1998, Tim came to McKendree to serve as Chaplain and Director of Church Relations. He is responsible for religious life programming on campus and continued development of relations with churches and religious bodies in the region.
Tim is married to Danielle (alum of Aquinas Institute) and has three children.
Reviewed February 2013