Munger-Wilson Memorial Chapel has served as the stately and elegant spiritual heart of the Ozarks campus since its completion in January of 1933. The Chapel was built with a gift from Miss Jesse Munger of Plainfield, N.J., to further the college’s Presbyterian mission in higher education. It was named in honor of her father, Raymond Munger, a New York businessman known for his work in religion and education. Much of the work on the Chapel was done by Ozarks students, which helped many of them stay in school during The Great Depression.
The University Chaplain
Rev. Jeremy Wilhelmi, joined Ozarks in August 2016. As the full-time campus chaplain, he teaches, counsels and works with students of all faiths or no faith. A long-term goal of Wilhelmi’s is to infuse spiritualty into every aspect of campus life. He hopes to bring a “consistent pastoral presence” to not only Ozarks students, faculty and staff, but to other University constituencies as well.
“It’s important that our community has safe spaces and people who they know truly cares about their spiritual health along with all other aspects of who they are,” he said. “Engaging in a ministry of presence to our campus community will build trust and confidence that they have a pastor here who cares about their experience here at Ozarks whether they are students, faculty, staff or visitors.”
Office: Munger-Wilson Memorial Chapel
Telephone: 479.979.1307 (office)
Twitter & Instagram: @uofo_chaplain
Today, the chapel houses the University’s weekly Chapel Service, coordinated by the University Chaplain and is often led by students groups or individuals, the annual Lessons & Carols concert, the Alumni Weekend Memorial Service, special Sunday morning services and other campus events.
The chapel can host events as well, including weddings, special services, etc. Please contact the Student Affairs Office for further information at 479.979.1322.
James R. Struthers Pastoral Study Leave Fellowship
Ministers in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are invited to spend a week on our campus as part of our Struthers Pastoral Study Leave Fellowship. This all-inclusive experience gives ministers the ability to meet their own needs while enjoying the resources of our campus.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO
University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).