College Announces New Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and College Chaplain

By Alli Dayton, News Editor

On Monday, February 14, Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students Anne Ehrlich announced via email that Michael Bright will be joining Gettysburg College as the new Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and College Chaplain. 

Ehrlich wrote, “Bright will lead our continuing efforts to build a strong interfaith-focused program and ensure that the spiritual needs of students and our community are supported.” 

He holds an undergraduate degree from Lancaster Bible College and a Master’s of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary.

Currently, Bright is the Residential Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives at Franklin & Marshall College, where he advises student organizations. He is also a minister in Lancaster, PA.

Bright’s appointment comes as a result of the efforts of students, faculty, and staff who participated in a search for the role.

Bright will begin his position on March 7.

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Author: Alli Dayton

Alli Dayton ‘24 serves as the News Editor for The Gettysburgian. She previously served as a staff writer for the news and features sections. Alli is a sophomore Sociology and Public Policy double major. When she is not working with The Gettysburgian, she is a member of the Eisenhower Scholars program, mock trial, and Gettysburg College Choirs. She is also a PLA in the Public Policy Department, a Resident Assistant, and the Program Assistant for the Eisenhower Institute’s Women and Leadership Program.

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