Nancy Hawthorne named interim director of UM fellowship at Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Wesley Canterbury Fellowship on the campus of Vanderbilt University has named Nancy Hawthorne its interim director. This announcement comes on the heels of last week's report of former WCF director Rev. Mark Forrester being named university chaplain and director of religious life at Vanderbilt.
"Nancy is a natural fit for our student ministry because of her experience dating back to her undergraduate years as a key leader at Florida State University's Wesley Foundation, her employment with our General Board of Higher Education and, most recently, her work as a Vanderbilt Divinity School Turner Scholar," said Forrester.
Through Hawthorne's ministry placement as a Cal Turner Leadership Fellow, she developed programing for college students at West End UMC in Nashville. She strengthened the church's connection to ministry on campus by building relationships with Wesleyan students and participating in the Wesley Canterbury Fellowship ministry.
Last year, in collaboration with Adam Kelchner, Nancy initiated and developed a United Methodist campus ministry at Belmont University. "I believe campus ministry is about resourcing and empowering student leadership to plan and implement worship and programing. This allows students to grow in faith and develop servant leadership. Wesley Canterbury Fellowship is an open, healing, and teaching community on Vanderbilt's Campus and I am thankful to lead the team of people dedicated to it's ministry," states Hawthorne.
Hawthorne will also oversee other part-time and volunteer leadership to be established at the Wesley Canterbury Fellowship during her interim tenure. These positions have been filled and the Office of Religious Life at Vanderbilt is no longer accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year.
For more information about the Vanderbilt Wesley Canterbury Fellowship, please log on to www.VandyWCF.com.
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Posted on 08/29/2012 11:01 AM by Office of Communications