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

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The Rev. Andrew Phillips
Assistant Pastor

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

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Phyllis Snyder
Children's Pastor and Communications Specialist

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

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Nelson Strother
Financial and IT Administrator

The Congregation at Duke University Chapel

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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 Religious Studies and 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. Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips joined the Congregation as Assistant Pastor in January 2016. Raised down the road in Chapel Hill, Andrew’s faith has been nurtured by the Duke Youth Academy, the Society of St. John the Evangelist, and the Order of St. Luke. A United Methodist pastor and member of the North Carolina Conference, Andrew studied at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke Divinity School. He has served parishes in Lynn, MA and Bahama, NC, and comes to the Congregation after serving as a chaplain at the Durham VA Medical Center and UNC Hospitals. Andrew’s role at the Congregation focuses on ministry with youth and young adults and on the Congregation’s mission and outreach. He was drawn to ministry with the Congregation through worship at the Chapel and because of the Congregation’s ecumenical heart. He is married to Sarah Jean Barton, an Occupational Therapist at Duke Hospital and a ThD student at Duke Divinity School.  Andrew finds joy in being outside, listening to folk music, and exploring the world of books.

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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 is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at 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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Nelson Strother

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