People

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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.

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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

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Melanie Young

President

Melanie Young, a Penn Alumna (C'15, GSE '16), has been involved at the Christian Association since her freshman year of college. She loves the community and conversations that the Christian Association fosters. Melanie is excited to continue the wonderful work of the CA as a member of the Board of Directors.  She wants to support any Penn student who takes the time to pause their daily (and often hectic) life to live in community, ponder the divine, and rest in presence of love. Melanie is also a beyonce singin', hiphop dancin', veggie lovin' philly native who loves this city! Melanie is currently shares her love for the city by teaching high school students math in the School District of Philadelphia.

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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.

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Jesse Garner

Secretary

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.

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Lanese Rogers

Treasurer

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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Angela Carter


Angela Carter has been part of campus life at PENN for 25 years and part of the Christian Association for 9 years.  She enjoys watching young people grow in their faith and is excited about the effects that campus ministry will have on our students.

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Annie Sun


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2019-2020 Student Board

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Destinee Andersen

Class of 2022


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Douglas Griswold

Class of 2021


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Elliot Miciek

Class of 2022


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