Last spring, Corey MacPherson officially resigned as ENC Chaplain. A search committee has been created to find a replacement for MacPherson.

Days before students were leaving for summer break, MacPherson announced that he would be leaving ENC to accept a new position at Colgate University as Associate University Chaplain and Protestant campus minister.

“After much prayer and seeking God’s direction, Edie and I believe we are being called to minister in a new context,” MacPherson wrote to the student body.

“It has been an incredible honor to serve as your Chaplain these last seven-and-a-half years. I want to thank the current and former ENC students I have been blessed to know,” he continued.

During the first chapel of the fall semester, President Corlis McGee spoke of MacPherson’s departure and the search committee that is involved in finding a replacement for him.

She commented that the Spiritual Development Office, various departments of the college, and two student representatives are working diligently to help find the perfect fit for the new Chaplain.

The search for a new Chaplain remains completely confidential; the students that are a part of the committee cannot reveal their names or comment on the subject. The final decision on who will be chosen as his replacement will not be made public until October.

This semester JD Brenke, the assistant chaplain, will be taking MacPherson’s place as resident Chaplain Speaker during the ongoing, highly confidential search process.