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Spiritual Life

Randolph College has been affiliated since its founding with the United Methodist Church, and maintains that supportive church relationship today. Within our college community are practicing Methodists, as well as those who affiliate with many other religious/spiritual traditions and practices from around the globe. Randolph College is very diverse in all ways; we encourage students of all faiths to express their religious convictions within our campus community.

The College Chaplain provides spiritual and religious programming and support for the college community. The Reverend Jennifer Vestal Moore maintains an office in the Dean of Students suite with regular weekly office hours.  Rev. Moore offers an opportunity for students to join together in a time of centering, prayer, and the celebration of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) each week in the Houston Chapel as well as a schedule of activities and hands-on mission opportunities that students are welcome to join. She is available for group and individual conferences, provides programs and services related to religious life on campus, and is on call as needed. Students who may wish to meet with the College Chaplain are encouraged to contact Rev. Moore at any time through email at or by calling the Dean of Students Office at 434.947.8119.

Randolph College students have opportunities to participate in spiritual and religious activities at the College and within the greater Lynchburg community. Students are supported in their spiritual journeys and we have relationships with a number of churches and houses of faith in the local community who welcome our students as worshipers in their congregations. Some local churches provide transportation for Randolph College students to attend their services. Students are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students Office for a list of local churches and houses of faith that offer transportation. Houston Chapel is also available for students to use for prayer and religious activities.