Paddy McCoy, lead campus chaplain at Walla Walla University, was voted in as president of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Campus Chaplain’s Council on March 20.
The NAD Campus Chaplain’s Council provides coordination of events and professional development for the 13 NAD college and university ministry programs and for more than 25 college and university campus chaplains. The council oversees the annual campus ministries convention, which hosts more than 110 leaders from the different Adventist campuses, as well as plans the annual chaplain’s retreat.
“The council seeks to improve professional development and spiritual growth,” says McCoy. “It also plays a role in making sure chaplains are supported through the Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries.”
McCoy’s responsibilities as president include professionalizing campus chaplaincy and overseeing the professional care, development support, and events that bring the chaplains together. His goals include giving the council more structure, focusing on training for new chaplains, and developing a website to house resources on leadership development and orientation videos for new chaplains.
“I’m excited to do this and humbled,” says McCoy. “Serving as a chaplain means a lot to me, and this is a great opportunity to bless and hopefully build some infrastructure for future chaplains.”
McCoy graduated from Walla Walla University in 1999 with degrees in religion and speech communication and holds a master’s degree in youth ministry from the Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. He serves as WWU’s lead campus chaplain and helps run the long-term missions and ministries programs at WWU.
Posted April 24, 2017