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

Karen Lambeth

Karen Lambeth


Karen Lambeth is the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship campus staff member at Salem College. She is an alumna of Salem College and graduated with her degree in Sociology in the Spring of 2016. She was involved in her first year at Salem with InterVarsity as it was being planted on campus. She went through all of the Salem traditions from Fall Fest to Big/Little and continues to have a love for everything that the Salem Sisterhood is about. Through her two short years at Salem, her favorite part of InterVarsity was that of creating and cultivating a community of people that love each other well because they want to understand more of how Jesus loves us well. She adores leading bible studies and thrives in environments with a lot of people. In her free time, she can be found drinking coffee at any of the bazillion places in Winston, watching Disney movies, and chatting it up with random people. 




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

Father Marcel Amadi​

Father Marcel Amadi

Father Marcel Amadi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and was ordained in 2003. He served as personal secretary to the Archbishop of Lagos, and also Archdiocesan Secretary and Master of Ceremonies for seven years. He published three books, including a book of his personal poems.

Following his archdiocesan services in Nigeria, Father Marcel came to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in pastoral care and counseling from Fordham University, New York, and he is now working on his doctoral degree in pastoral psychology. While studying at Fordham, he served as parochial vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Manhattan and as director of religious education in the parish. Having experienced God’s love as a small boy and through the years, especially from the example of other priests reaching out to those in need, Father Marcel is happy to be among university students today, spreading that love and faith.


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




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