Congregation at Duke Chapel

Staff

You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Matthew 20:25-28; cf. Mark 10:42-45 and Luke 22:25-27

 

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The Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg
Pastor

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

carol.gregg@duke.edu

919-684-3917

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The Rev. Joshua Stanley
Pastor for Education and Discipleship

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

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919-684-3917

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Phyllis Snyder
Children's Pastor and Communications Specialist

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

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Lynn Holmes
Divinity School Intern 2018-2019

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

919-684-3917

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Nelson Strother
Financial and IT Administrator

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

919-684-3917

 

Staff Biographies

 

The Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg

Carol Gregg joined the ministry of the Congregation in the summer of 2013. As Pastor, she provides leadership for the congregation as a whole, offers pastoral care to members, leads Bible studies and book groups, and assists Chapel staff in worship leadership and planning. She is a Presbyterian minister whose professional experience includes both traditional congregational settings and higher education. Some of her positions include being pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Easton, PA, Director of the Lilly Endowment funded initiative on vocation at Alma College, in Alma, MI, and Chaplain at Alma College. Her degrees are from Bucknell University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Her husband, Brian Stratton, is a professor of philosophy, and their son, William, is a software engineer. In her free time, she enjoys a long walk in the woods.

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The Rev. Joshua Stanley

Joshua Stanley joined the Congregation as Pastor for Education and Discipleship in August 2018.He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from North Carolina State University and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. As a Presbyterian minister he has served the Church in a variety of roles, most recently, as a Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN. Joshua has a passion for learning and community. He believes, through the mutual process of learning from one another, the Church can be challenged and encouraged to deepen relationships, embodying God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

As the Pastor for Education and Discipleship he teaches Sunday morning classes for youth and adults, leads Bible studies, directs the youth ministry and young adult ministry, and assists Chapel staff in worship leadership.

His wife, Rachel Stanley, is a Marketing Writer and Editor for Red Hat. They enjoy hiking with their miniature poodle, Mr. Snuffleupagus, as well as travelling and reading.

 

Phyllis Snyder

Phyllis Snyder serves as the Children’s Pastor for the Congregation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Church Ministries from Duke University Divinity School.  Prior to pursuing ministry, Phyllis worked in medical research for 20 years —16 of which were at Duke Medical Center.  After assisting with Children’s Ministry for the Congregation as a parent volunteer beginning in 1994, Phyllis joined the staff as Director of Children’s Ministry from August 2001-June 2007.  From 2007-2010, she served as volunteer Godly Play coordinator.  She was honored to join the staff again in August 2012 as Children’s Pastor.  Phyllis is passionate about Godly Play, a spiritual formation method created by The Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman, as an approach to help children learn the Christian language and explore their faith through story, wonder, and play.  She is a trainer for the Godly Play Foundation.

Phyllis and her husband, Mel, were married in Duke University Chapel in 1985.  They are the proud parents of two sons: Philip, a UNC-CH graduate who has also earned a Master of Music in Performance and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina School of Music; and Franklin, an Appalachian State University graduate who is an economics research assistant in Washington, DC.  In addition to working with children and families, Phyllis enjoys reading and traveling.

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Lynn Holmes

Lynn Holmes is a third-year Master of Divinity degree student at Duke Divinity School. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, she currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Professionally, Holmes has been an executive leader in both the private and public sectors. She has worked in the United States Senate, North Carolina state government and was an executive at BellSouth Corporation (now AT&T) in the areas of governmental relations and compliance. She is an adjunct lecturer and fellow at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. Her interests are around the intersection of faith and public policy as well as Christian education and executive and administrative ministry.

Holmes graduated from Mount Holyoke College and Georgetown University Law School. She has been involved in a number of community organizations and is an active member of First Baptist Church (Wilmington Street) in Raleigh where she has served in several ministries including Bible study and Multimedia. She is married to Louie Ross, a professor and researcher.

As the Divinity School Intern in the Congregation for 2018-2019, Lynn will teach a Sunday morning Bible study and assist with several church committees. She is interested in gaining experience that will prepare her to become an executive pastor.

 

Nelson Strother

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