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Spiritual Life


Meet The Chaplain

University Chaplain
Dr. Beverly Jones

512-863-1056             jonesb@southwestern.edu

The Rev. Dr. Beverly Jones joined the Southwestern University community in 1995.  She works with students of all and no religious affiliations to offer support and guidance as they explore their ideas, beliefs, faith spiritual and religious identity and how they make a difference in their lives and in the world.  An ordained United Methodist minister, Dr. Jones graduated from Texas A&M University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and the Claremont School of Theology (Ph.D.).  Her research interests focus on the intersections of theology, psychology, spirituality and education.  She has received training in Clinical Pastoral Education and Interfaith Response to Trauma and Crisis. She is a member of the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church and chairs the Envisioning Team (strategic planning) for the New Mexico Conference.  In addition to being a pastoral presence on campus, Dr. Jones serves on the University Senior Staff, Academic Affairs Council and Student Success Task Force.

Dr. Jones, a.k.a. “Rev. Bev,” leads weekly Chapel services, offers pastoral care, spiritual direction, service and program opportunities and vocational explorations in ministry. She leads students on trips across the country and internationally to participate in service and reflection.  Committed to the idea that belief, action and spirituality are intertwined, she involves students in programs that challenge and inspire them to think and re-think what and how they believe, think and do.  Sponsorship of National Church and Society Seminar trips to Washington D.C. and New York, Interfaith Youth Core events and regional conferences as well as engaging with students and faculty on social justice issues on campus help to make these connections.  Spiritual growth and meaningful interpersonal relationships in community are expressed through her leadership in wellness activities, small groups, worship arts and the labyrinth.

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The Chaplain’s Office is located at the Howry Center (near the Tennis Courts).  Call (ext. 1527) or drop by to learn more about Rev. Bev and Spiritual and Religious Life opportunities at SU.