Rev. Michael F. Thurman, an experienced clergyman in several arenas, joined Tuskegee University’s Chapel this summer as assistant chaplain. In this role, Thurman will provide leadership to the university’s ecumenical worship services, relevant preaching and liturgical programs, and pastoral-focused ministering to the campus community.
“We welcome Rev. Michael F. Thurman to the Tuskegee University Chapel staff as we continue to explore the challenges and opportunities of university chaplaincy in the 21st century,” said Dr. Gregory S. Gray Sr., dean of the Chapel and a university professor of religion and society. “A Chapel colleague of Rev. Thurman’s experience and aptitude represents a promising resource for our students and the wider community in our efforts to provide excellence in campus ministry.”
In addition to his other chaplain responsibilities, Thurman will collaborate with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life’s partners, which include the Wellness Center, campus life and campus religious organization leaders, and the Macon County Minister’s Conference.
Thurman brings extensive experience as both a church leader and a teacher in higher education. He has nearly 30 years of experience working with congregations, church leaders and students in a variety of settings, including through local churches, national denominational agencies, nonprofit agencies and college teaching. During his career, Thurman has taught as an adjunct instructor at Trenholm State Community College, Troy University and Alabama State University.
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SOURCE: Tuskegee University, Brittney Dabney