Gregg Appointed Director of Spiritual Life, Chaplain
Dr. Carol Gregg has been appointed Alma College Director of Spiritual Life and Chaplain effective August 1. She has been director of the Discovering Vocation: The Lilly Project at Alma College since its inception in 2002 and served as interim co-director of Alma's new Center for Responsible Leadership for the past year.
The Discovering Vocation Project, funded by a five-year, $2 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. that the college received in November 2001, provides the foundation for the newly established Center for Responsible Leadership beginning in summer 2007.
Under her leadership, the Discovering Vocation Project offered programs to help students find their calling and enhance the campus community's efforts to teach service and leadership. She provided resources to expand some existing community service, revitalized some other programs and developed new offerings to enhance Alma's mission. Through Discovering Vocation, students have money available for vocation-oriented research, projects and internships; faculty receive support in course offerings explicitly addressing vocation, meaning and purpose; and administrators lead community service trips during the College's mid-term break.
Gregg holds master and doctor of divinity degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. Her undergraduate degree in biology is from Bucknell University.
After receiving her master's degree, she was associate pastor of the Normal, Ill., First Presbyterian Church with particular responsibilities to the church youth. She has been interim associate pastor of Farmington Hills First Presbyterian Church, stated supply pastor of Redford Village Presbyterian Church and pastor of the Easton, Penn., First Presbyterian Church.
Prior to starting at Alma in 2001, she was director of the Lee Institute at the Ladue Presbyterian Church in St. Louis where she administered a major speakers series in conjunction with a volunteer board. Gregg's husband, Dr. Brian Stratton, is an Alma College associate professor of religious studies.
A selective, residential, private liberal arts and science college, Alma College was founded in 1886 by Presbyterians and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Posted: Fri, June 9th, 2006 at 1:46PM