Rev. James Gunn Appointed Edwin B. Lindsay Chaplain to Students

Sep 28, 2007 | University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

University President Jeffrey F. Bullock today announced the appointment of James Gunn, a graduate of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary's (UDTS) Class of 2002, as the University's Edwin B. Lindsay Chaplain to Students. Rev. Gunn will begin his service on campus on October 29, 2007. 

"We are extremely excited about the appointment of Rev. Jim Gunn to be the Lindsey Chaplain," stated President Bullock. "As a graduate of UDTS, Jim was involved in campus ministry at UD, and has additional experience in campus ministry through the nationally recognized program at the University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, WA. Jim, his spouse Carol, and their children will be wonderful additions to our UD family. Together, we welcome them 'home.'" 

An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Rev. Gunn has been serving Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California, Maryland since 2003. Previously, he served Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Galena, Illinois and University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington. Gunn earned his bachelor of arts and bachelor of business administration degrees from Eastern Washington University and the master of divinity degree from the University of Dubuque. 

"I am thrilled to welcome Rev. Gunn into our UD community. Given his demonstrated passion for campus ministry and the richness of his training and experience, Jim will build and expand on the work of the outgoing chaplain and provide much needed life and vitality to our campus ministry program," commented Peter Gitau, dean of student life. 

Commenting on his appointment Rev. Gunn observed that, "A university campus is where future leaders of society are gathered in one place to benefit from an education that occurs both in the classroom and in the social community. Students live in close fellowship with one another - which is often unmatched beyond the college years. As such, it is a tremendous opportunity to love and minister to the hearts and minds of these leaders, an opportunity that is enhanced all the more by ethnic and cultural diversity." 

Established in 1984, the Edwin B. Lindsay Chaplaincy is a gift from Mrs. David R. Corbett (formerly Mrs. Edwin B. Lindsay) and her children, James E. Lindsay, Margaret S. Lindsay, and Anne Lindsay Morton. The chaplaincy supports the service of a full-time college chaplain and the spiritual birth, renewal, and enrichment of college students at the University of Dubuque.