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.

The Chaplain also teaches classes and presides at ceremonial events in the life of both Salem Academy and College, and helps maintain ties between Salem and the Moravian Church.

2021-2022 Chaplain Intern

Kirby Jones

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Kirby graduated from Meredith College in 2019 with a degree in English and a high school teaching license. She began studying at the Wake Forest School of Divinity in the fall of 2020 and is passionate about fostering spiritual wellness among youth and young adults. Outside of her studies, Kirby enjoys reading, writing, being outdoors, and volunteering for Rebel, an LGBTQIA+ affirming youth ministry that provides support and community to students from all over the world.

Office Location

The Chaplain’s office is located at the Church Street entrance of Clewell Hall. Rev. Rio can be reached for an appointment at 917-5087 or


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