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Christian Life

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care promotes the holistic well-being, particularly the spiritual well-being, of students, faculty, and staff in their relationship with God and one another. Through compassionate conversations and fervent prayer, our pastoral care team is available to provide confidential support for students, faculty, and staff facing personal, relational, or spiritual challenges.

Pastoral Care Staff

Four Dots Tracy Jessup
Vice President for Christian Life Senior Minister to the University

Four Dots Maddy Woodford
Director of Women’s Ministry and Community Missions

Four Dots James Hanson
Assistant Vice President for Christian Life Director of Campus Ministries

Four Dots Kaitlyn Jenkins
Assistant Director of Campus Ministries

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Additional Resources

Anderson University Counseling Center services are available to all full-time traditional track students at no cost. Referral and emergency service are available for evening and part-time students at or 864-622-6078.


Recommended Readings

Four Dots  Walking with god through pain and suffering by Timothy Keller

Four Dots   A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Four Dots  Where is God When it Hurts by Phillip Yancey

Four Dots  Mourning into Dancing by Walter Wangerin, Jr.

Four Dots  A Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorf

Four Dots  Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty, by Joni Eareckson Tada

Four Dots  Through a Season of Grief: 365 Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy by Bill Dunn and Kathy Leonard

Four Dots  Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin by Cornelius Plantinga