OXFORD, GA - July 17, 2009 - Oxford College announced today that Lyn Pace has been named chaplain for this historic campus, located on the original site of Emory University. Rev. Pace will begin his duties immediately.
"Lyn brings a passion for working with students and a commitment to service," said Oxford Dean Stephen Bowen. "We are pleased to welcome him to Oxford, where service, leadership and interfaith community are so much a part of the experience. He will be instrumental in our strengthening that tradition and exploring new ways to make their time at Oxford even more spiritually meaningful for students."
Prior to assuming his new role, Pace was the associate chaplain, director of service learning, and director of the Bonner Scholars Program at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He earned his bachelor's degree in religion and history from Wofford in 1999 and received the master of divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology in 2002. From 2002-2003, he served as a minister in the British Methodist Church on the Isle of Wight.
A lifelong United Methodist, Pace was ordained an elder in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2005. He and wife Ami Hernandez reside in the city of Oxford.
More information is availalbe at the Oxford College News Page.
Oxford College is located on Emory University's original 1836 campus in Oxford, GA. One fifth of the students in each Emory freshman class choose to begin their baccalaureate studies with Oxford's liberal-arts-intensive program. As juniors, they continue their studies on Emory's Atlanta campus. Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Perennially ranked as one of the country's top 20 national universities by U.S. News & World Report, Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as the Carlos Museum, The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Healthcare, Georgia's largest and most comprehensive health care system. For more information on Oxford College, visit www.oxford.emory.edu .