Ted, a second-career pastor, began his journey to ministry with a simple question, "have you ever thought of becoming a college chaplain?" A love for college students and a desire to encourage spiritual growth and societal change through religion led Ted to become a United Methodist pastor. Coming to Reinhardt combines both his previous career in higher education and his current experience as a pastor, fulfilling that initial question.
Under his leadership, campus ministry seeks to grow students into servant leaders and disciples of Jesus Christ who transform the world. Those locales where Reinhardt graduates live should be better because they have citizens who care enough, who love Jesus enough, to give of their time, their money, and their efforts to the least, the lost, and the hurting. This is what characterizes not only a servant leader and a disciple, but it reflects God's desire that, through discipleship and servant leadership, the world look more and more like heaven.
Ted loves the outdoors, running, and reading. He lives in Cartersville with his wife, Dana, a middle school teacher, and his two sons: Jackson and Carter. He received a Master of Divinity from Emory University's Candler School of Theology, a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology and Higher Education from James Madison University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Berry College. He has previously served as Associate Pastor at Vineville United Methodist Church, Pastor of the Baldwin County Circuit, Coordinator for New Student Programs at Mercer University, and Residence Life and Judicial Coordinator at the University of West Georgia.
We have a team of 5 students who come together to plan and prepare for our various campus ministry events!
This is Abby Snelson! She is from Canton, GA and is a junior majoring in Communication and Media Studies.
”I am a part of Campus Ministries to be in fellowship with others who also strive to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and to make a difference on our campus!”
Meet Ansley Avera! Coming up to us from Columbus, GA, Ansley is entering her third year studying Mathematics and Secondary Mathematics Education.
“I decided to become involved in Campus Ministry so that I could have a place of encouragement and love to be able to rely on! Ever since my freshman year, I have not only grown in my faith but also learned to value the importance of community. I found my sense of community at Campus Ministry events, and I desire to help others find that same community!”
Here is Tori Windmiller! She is a junior from Sautee Nacoochee, GA focusing on her Early Childhood Education major.
“Campus ministry is the place that I have found to be my home on campus. During my freshman year, I was welcomed into the Christian community that is campus ministry by a group of people with open arms and loving hearts, wanting to walk alongside me in my faith journey. I want nothing less than to be able to do the same for other people. Being a part of the church is having community to share God’s love with. We are to be that community at Reinhardt.”
This is Annie Blanco! She travels over to Reinhardt from Woodstock, GA. Annie is a third year majoring in Early Childhood Education.
“I wanted to be a part of campus ministry and the leadership team because I love the feeling of being in community with the Lord and His people! I have a heart for worship and love being able to share the joy and love of different expressions of worship within a community to bring together praise and honor to our beautiful God!”
Meet Keren Morales! Originally from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, she is going through her third year majoring in Global Communications.
“I'm involved with campus ministry because I love my God and love spreading His love. I also think it's important to share your faith, and speak loudly on it because God hasn't given us a spirit of timidity, but of courage and strength. I believe God put us here to do His work and further His kingdom and, as a disciple, that's exactly what I'm called to do: to love people unconditionally, give grace, and serve others.”
This is Alex Lee! Alex is a junior from Roswell, GA majoring in Biology.
"I joined the leadership team to become a part of a team that helped changed my life. I want to return the favor so that I could be that change for another person that is seeking it."