Episcopal Student Fellowship (ESF)
All are welcome! Episcopal Student Fellowship is a group on campus that brings together Episcopalians who enjoy fellowship and food. Retreats are scheduled periodically throughout the semester, including one with Wake Forest University.
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.
Hillel is the college student organization which supports Jewish life, and operates out of Wake Forest University. A wide variety of weekly programming is offered, with special observances for Holy Days.
Dr. Gail Bretan
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.
Catholic Student Association (CSA)
CSA is an active part of life at Salem. Although the organization and meetings are somewhat informal, they function primarily as a service and support group. Any Salem student is welcome! CSA is involved with our Lady of Mercy Church and with the campus minister at Wake Forest University.
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.
Chi Alpha Ministry (Pentecostal/Assemblies of God)
Chi Alpha is a spirit-empowered, multi-ethnic community of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission equipping students to fulfill their purpose in God’s global plan. Everyone is welcome at our weekly School of Prayer, small group Bible studies, and worship and social events. Wherever you are on your faith journey, we would love to have you be a part of the Chi Alpha family.
Rev. Kristin Jenson
Kristin Jenson is the Campus Minister for Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship at Salem. She graduated from Trinity Bible College in 2012 and became a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God in 2015. God called her to Winston-Salem in 2017 to join a team of Chi Alpha workers in the Winston-Salem area. She loves her job as both campus minister at Salem College and the administrative assistant for the National Chi Alpha Diversity Specialist. She is passionate about ministering to students and seeing them discover freedom, joy and hope in Jesus in a spirit-filled, multi-ethnic community.
The Circle is a ministry organization designed for students who belong to a nature-based religion–this can extend from Wicca and New Age Spiritualism to Buddhism and Hinduism. Any religion that has an affinity with nature-respect or worship is welcome, as well as those just curious about the beliefs. The club serves as a supportive forum to speak about the issues that we face in everyday life. Meetings are usually held once a month and are student-initiated and student-led.
Email The Circle
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
InterVarsity is a Christian inter-denominational campus ministry welcoming all students from all backgrounds! The purpose of Salem InterVarsity is to be a Christ-centered multi-ethnic community of people, reflecting His Kingdom. We are a community seeking to know God through study of the Bible, fellowship, worship, and accountability, so that we can nurture and encourage each other to love God and serve His purposes in the world.
Karen Hutchins 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.
Moravian Campus Ministry
Moravian Campus Ministry is supported by Home Moravian Church, a Christian community also located in Salem. All students are welcome to gather and explore their own spirituality through prayer, conversation, worship, and small group opportunities.
Rev. Andrew Heil
Rev. Andrew Heil is the Moravian Campus Minister and Associate Pastor of Home Moravian Church, a Christian community also located in Salem. A graduate of Lee University and the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Andrew enjoys listening to and encouraging students as they learn about themselves and explore their own spirituality. Andrew is married to Sarah and they are parents of Molly and Eli. They enjoy eating ice cream together and spending time outdoors. Contact Andrew if you need someone to listen—or just because.
Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association welcomes all students to learn more about Islam and participate in religious events. Both Muslim and non-Muslim students are welcome. Students attend Jumah prayers at Wake Forest University each Friday.
Email the Muslim Student Association
Imam Khalid Griggs
Community Mosque of Winston-Salem
Presbyterian Campus Ministry/Salem UKirk
A place to believe, belong, become…UKirk Presbyterian Campus Ministry seeks to be an open minded, open hearted community who come together to ask questions, seek answers, and support one another on the journey in between. We are a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA), but welcome any and every one to our table. We seek to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world as we laugh, study, pray, serve, worship, and play together. Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:30 in the chapel! learn more on their website: salemcollegepcm.weebly.com.
Rev. Amanda Davee Lomax
Rev. Amanda Davee Lomax is a graduate of Salem and majored in Biology and Religion before completing a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. She combines those interests in her other job as a APC Board Certified Hospital Chaplain at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro. Amanda is also a licensed clinical addictions specialist with over 10 years of experience working in behavioral health and substance abuse. Amanda loves working alongside 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 finds deep joy in providing companionship along difficult physical, emotional, and spiritual journeys. She loves opening her mind through books and podcasts and zoning out with mindless TV and ice cream. She also enjoys trying new things and is almost always up for an adventure. 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!
The Wesley Foundation (United Methodist)
The Wesley Foundation (Wesley) is a campus ministry that welcomes all traditions to participate in group worship and Bible study in the Methodist doctrine. The group meets for weekly Bible Study in the campus minister’s lounge. In addition to small groups, Wesley women participate in community service and group bonding activities. Members are also welcomed to participate in activities with the Wake Forest Wesley Foundation.
Oliver Helsabeck is the United Methodist Campus Minister and Director of the Winston-Salem Wesley Foundation, which serves the campuses of Salem College, Wake Forest University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. A graduate of Appalachian State University and Duke University Divinity School, Oliver served churches in the Western North Carolina Conference for over 25 years, and as an alumnus of the App State Wesley Foundation, he is excited to share the love of Christ through campus ministry, where he first experienced God’s calling. He especially wants all students to know that they are valued by God and loved as they are, and he welcomes opportunities to talk and to be in ministry together. In his spare time, Oliver is a participant in local community theatres in High Point and Winston-Salem, where you can often find him on stage and behind the scenes. He is the proud father of his daughter, Elizabeth, a music performance major at Appalachian State, and he loves spending time watching movies with her and his dog, Minnie.
Rev. Larry Jones
PO Box 7433
Rev. Larry Jones has degrees from Wake Forest University and Duke Divinity School, and has served as the Wesley Foundation Director since 2005. He and his wife, Susan, have two grown children. Larry likes to stay busy with running, biking, and working out. He can normally be found in his usual work uniform of a t-shirt and shorts! Larry enjoys working with students and having discussions on whatever theological or philosophical issue that is on their minds.