Rev. Megan LeCluyse

Campus Minister and Director

Reverend Megan LeCluyse serves as the Campus Minister and Director of the Christian Association. She came to the CA in August 2012 after completing a dual degree at Princeton Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education). She also serves on staff in a very part-time capacity at the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.

As an undergraduate, Megan attended the University of Arizona, where she majored in English and minored in History and Religious Studies. She played piccolo in the marching band all four years, which was an incredible experience (and a ton of work). She also was very involved in the Presbyterian Campus Ministry. Her own experience of campus ministry was one of the best parts of her time in college, and where she formed the friendships that have lasted until today.

Outside the CA, Megan pursues numerous interests. As a transplant from Arizona, she tries to be outdoors whenever it is sunny out. This might be hiking, or more often, reading a magazine or novel on her patio. She lives with her sister, Annie, and Penny, a 4 year old mixed-breed, head strong pup.


J. Shelton Nalley

Office Manager

Shelton Nalley serves as a part time office manager here at the CA, assisting both Megan and Patty (from Muslim Life Program). He came to the CA in the Fall of 2019 after moving to Philadelphia from Washington D.C.

A southern transplant from North Carolina, Shelton holds a BA in Philosophy from Christopher Newport University, and an Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity. He is currently pursing doctoral studies at Georgetown University in Theology. His focuses is on the theological intersection of Christianity and Islam with an emphasis on the thought and works of St. Thomas Aquinas and Muḥyiddīn Ibn al-ʿArabī. His dissertation topic explores the relevance of friendship as a theological category and its application for contemporary Christian-Muslim engagement.

Aside from his studies and duties at the CA, Shelton is an avid reader of Stephen King. While he does not have an absolute favorite, his top recomendations include Revival, Duma Key, IT, and King's mangum opus, The Dark Tower series. He plays guitar, and loves basketball, and lives with his 1 year old puppy Rumī.

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Dr. William Kelly

Coordinator of Slanguage

Bill has volunteered with the CA for over two decades, leading and teaching the Slanguage program! His passion for language and providing hospitality to international members of the community goes back to his decision in 1957, as a teenager, to begin studying Russian on his own. He majored in Russian and has a Ph.D. in economics from Rice University. In recent years, he has become interested in the work of his grandfather (Rev. William Kelly, MD), a medical missionary who went to China in 1899 and spent most of his adult life there. After a visit to China in 1997 Bill began to develop a hospitality ministry at the CA for international students, known as Slanguage. He currently is trying to learn some Swahili as part of his clean-water work in Kenya.

In addition to his work with the CA, Bill is engaged in volunteer work at his church, Christ Presbyterian Church (Marlton, NJ) where he is active in mission work. He has travelled to Cuba and Kenya to help install and maintain water filtration systems, providing communities with drinkable water through Living Waters.

Board of Directors


Jesse Garner


Jesse Garner recently retired after 17 years as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and is very much looking forward to devoting more time to working in the community.   He believes that college campuses are one of the most important mission fields of the church, and is excited about helping with the work of the Christian Association at Penn. Jesse is also the new Board Chair of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia.  In his free time, he very much enjoys fishing, and cooking and expects to be doing a great deal more of both now.


Jeffrey Rowland

Vice President

Jeffrey Rowland is the Executive Director of Human Resources, Staff and Labor Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rowland is an avid sports fan, loves to cook, and travel.  He and his wife Tracy have five children Justin, Jason, Courtney, Morgan, and Mackenzie. Besides serving as a Board Member on Penn’s Christian Association Mr. Rowland also is an Elder at Oxford Presbyterian Church, serves as an HR Committee Member for the Maternity Care Coalition, and is Vice Basileus of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Omega Lambda Chapter. Jeff is excited to be part of the Christian Association Board because it allows him to assist in providing an outlet for students who want to continue to grow in Christ.


Lanese Rogers


Lanese came to the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 and has worked as the Executive Assistant to the University CIO since 2005.  She is excited about joining the CA Board of Directors because it will allow her to interact and engage with a portion of the Penn student population.  When not on campus, Lanese is a member of the ministerial team at Christ of Calvary Covenant Church Ministries International, volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House and enjoys quality time spent with family and friends.

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Scott Sprunger

Scott Sprunger (C'16) just graduated with an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He's excited to serve the Christian Association, which shaped his call to ministry and deeply impacted his life. He also plays the ukulele.

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Carla Jones Brown

Reverend Carla Jones Brown is the Pastor/Head of Staff at Arch Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. She is excited about working with the Christian Association at Penn! Before accepting a call to full-time ministry, she served as both a high school English teacher and also as an adjunct professor. She is interested in fostering the spiritual and academic lives of young adults. She enjoys cooking, baking and sharing meals with her friends...and with the CA!


Michael Smith

I am a former Dean, Head Master and Instructor, as well as retired business manager. I am active today as a player and organizer for an LGBTQ soccer club, an officer in my church and Commissioner for my denomination.  I believe in the enabling power of education strengthened by faith and charity.


Annie Sun

Bio Coming Soon

2019-2020 Student Board


Destinee Andersen

Class of 2022


Douglas Griswold

Class of 2021


Elliot Miciek

Class of 2022

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