The Chaplain's Office at Salem College
In keeping with our Moravian heritage, the Chaplain’s Office celebrates the rich religious diversity of the Salem College community. We provide support for spiritual growth and wellness within today’s global context. We encourage the pursuit of the journey which gives meaning to life, while also fostering understanding and respect among various faith traditions.
About the Chaplain
The Reverend Dr. Amy Rio-Anderson is the Chaplain at Salem Academy and College . Rev. Rio-Anderson is a United Methodist minister and a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She has a B.A. from Greensboro College, with a major in Religion and Philosophy. She also has a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and received her Doctor of Ministry degree, with a concentration on Spirituality and Story, from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rev. Rio-Anderson has served churches in Western North Carolina, and has served for a number of years in campus ministry at both the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The Chaplain’s office works with the denominational campus ministries and with the Interfaith Council to offer opportunities for worship, Bible study, personal spiritual growth, and dealing with life's difficult experiences and questions. Student suggestions and involvement are encouraged. Students are also encouraged to contact the Chaplain or a Campus Minister about faith exploration opportunities on campus or if they would like to represent their faith group on this council.
Rev. Rio-Anderson also teaches classes and presides at ceremonial events in the life of both Salem Academy and College , and she helps maintain ties between Salem and the Moravian Church.
2014-2015 Chaplain Interns
Elizabeth is from from Fayetteville, NC and is currently a second year Divinity student at Wake Forest University. After graduating from Campbell University in 2012, she spent one year as an AmeriCorps volunteer managing a food security organization called the Campus Kitchen at East Carolina University. She loves living in Winston Salem with her husband Reed and their assortment of houseplants. She enjoys working with people, writing, reading, hiking, and translating the Hebrew Bible. Elizabeth Corney (cornea13wfu.edu)
Pia Diggs was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from UNC-Greensboro in Exercise and Sport Science. Pia has a love for people, fitness, and God. She is excited about the opportunity to serve at Salem in the chaplain’s office. Pia Diggs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Chaplain’s office is located at the Church Street entrance of Clewell Hall. Rev. Rio-Anderson can be reached for an appointment at 917-5087 or email@example.com.
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