Reverend Maegan Daigle Habich to join Pfeiffer University as university chaplain and director of church relations
—Pfeiffer University announces that Reverend Maegan Daigle Habich will join its staff on July 1 as university chaplain and director of church relations. In this new position, Reverend Habich will direct the implementation of a traditional campus ministry and chaplaincy, and work closely with the Francis Center for Servant Leadership to coordinate faith-based and secular service programming.
Under a campus ministry model, Pfeiffer will continue to offer weekly worship, student-led opportunities and mission trips, while developing new opportunities for interfaith understanding for students of all faith traditions. Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, always a vital part of campus and community life, is projected to expand in purpose and prominence to accommodate new and updated programs and opportunities.
“Reverend Habich’s expertise in church relations, pastoral functions and professional discernment—in addition to Christian leadership and campus ministry—make her uniquely qualified to guide our students’ spiritual growth as well as support the institution’s commitment to community engagement,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president. “With the intentionality of the design of this role, Pfeiffer honors and strengthens its
United Methodist affiliation, and fulfills the missions of both the university and Francis Center for Servant Leadership.”
Since 2011, Reverend Habich has served associate director of the Christian Leadership Center for Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, and in 2016 was appointed by the president to be the college’s chaplain. At Centenary, she oversaw religious life, supervised students and counseled those requiring vocational discernment, organized and led chapel programs, and represented the institution for a number of United-Methodist Church-related matters. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Centenary; master’s degree in religion from Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colo.; and is currently enrolled in Basic Graduate Theological Certification courses at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Ill.
Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs on its campuses in Charlotte, Misenheimer and Raleigh, and online. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. Visit Pfeiffer at www.pfeiffer.edu or www.facebook.com/pfeifferuniversity. Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
Resources for Vital Congregations
Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor
GBHEM Leadership Resources
Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church
Englewood Book Review
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Ted Talks: The Golden Circle
Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability
Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability
Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians
Be A Disciple
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network
Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations
Living As United Methodist Christians
Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials
Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today
John Wesley Sermons: Anthology
Get Their Name
Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit
Canoeing the Mountains
Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People
Community: The Structure of Belonging
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
Institute for Emerging Issues
Congregations 4 Children
The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants
The Duke Endowment
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.