Pastoral support for students is available during Intensives thanks to the John Young Fellowship
John Young, DMin ’71, established the John Young Fellowship with a generous gift to Meadville Lombard.
- Supports the school by bringing experienced Unitarian Universalist ministers to Meadville Lombard who can assist students in their practical understanding of ministry and their vocational formation;
- Empowers the Fellows to share their most effective spiritual practices and ministerial insights with students; and
- Provides UU ministers an opportunity to study at Meadville Lombard and to avail themselves of the school’s educational resources.
Currently, the fund is used to hire a chaplain during January and Spring Intensives to provide pastoral support to our students. Current students receive a message and contact information for the chaplain in This Week @ Meadville Lombard (the weekly bulletin) during Intensives.
Past Fellows and Areas of Focus
- 2006: Gordon Gibson: Civil rights movement and tour
- 2007: James Ford: Buddhism
- 2009: Brian Covell: Lay leadership development
- 2010: Douglas Taylor: Leading theological reflection in our congregations
- 2011: Christine Robinson: Introverts being successful ministers
- 2012: John Morehouse: Polity
- 2013: Barbara Gadon: Chaplain for January Intensives
- 2014-2016: Teresa Schwartz: Chaplain for January Intensives
- 2017-2021: Teresa Schwartz: Chaplain for January and Spring Intensives
- 2021-present: Eileen Wiviott: Chaplain