Episcopal Student Fellowship

All are welcome! We strive to be Christ-centered and diverse as a reflection of God's Kingdom. ESF meets weekly for worship, community, and to share a meal together.

Reverend James Franklin

The Rev. James Franklin

“Office Hours” 10am-2pm, Student Center Café

James is the Episcopal campus minister at Salem and Wake Forest. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, he earned his master of divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. James is looking forward to nurturing and growing Christian student leaders. He is excited to form and encourage community with an Episcopal identity. James, his wife, Samantha, and their daughter, Corinne, live in Winston with their dog, Buster.

Intervarsity Campus Minister

Emily Palcsak 


Emily Palcsak is the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship campus staff member at Salem College. She studied communication and public relations at East Carolina University and graduated in the spring of 2013. During her first year of college she was a part of the planting of the InterVarsity chapter on her campus. She thoroughly enjoys developing leaders and guiding inductive studies on what the Bible meant during its time and its relevance to life today. In her free time she likes to play games with friends, find the best coffee shops, and quote “The Office” on the regular. She is newly living in Winston-Salem with her new husband, Kevin.


Rev. Amanda Davee Lomax
Amanda Davee Lomax is the UKirk (Presbyterian) Campus Minister at Salem College. She is a graduate of Salem and is excited to be back on campus sharing in the traditions and excitement of campus life. Amanda loves working with college students and joining them on the journey as they unpack the faith of their childhood and discern the faith of their adult lives. Amanda loves going to the movies, relaxing at the beach, and playing with animals. She also enjoys trying new things and is almost always up for an adventure. Past adventures include with knitting, dog training, and photography. She just got a gift certificate to try trapeze and is dying to use it! Amanda lives in Greensboro with her husband, Freddie, two silly little boys, Monroe and Gray, and a spunky dog named Jack. If you want to chat, try something new, or need a kid or dog fix, give her a call!

Roman Catholic

To be announced.

Wesley Foundation

Rev. Larry Jones
PO Box 7433

Religious Advisors


Gail Bretan

Dr. Gail Bretan
Hillel Director

Gail Bretan earned a PhD in educational studies (UNC-G), a master’s degree in rehab counseling (U of Arizona), and two bachelor’s degrees- business administration (Northwood U) and elementary education (Temple U). She has held positions in a variety of fields including rehabilitation and healthcare management, hospitality, business, Jewish education, and higher education.

Gail is married and has two college-aged sons. She is an active and lifelong volunteer, serving as the past-president of two different Hadassah groups. She is active in her synagogue and has served on many boards and committees. 


Imam Khalid Griggs
Community Mosque of Winston-Salem