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 ‘23 is the Managing/News Editor for The Gettysburgian. She is a Sociology and Public Policy double major and an Eisenhower Scholar. On-campus, Alli is a Resident Assistant, a peer learning associate for the Public Policy Department, and a member of the mock trial team. She is also a member of Alpha Delta Pi.

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