About Christian Ministry

Hear and respond to the love and truth of Jesus Christ

Jesus’ first words to the disciples in the gospel of John pose the question, “What are you looking for?” He knew that everyone is looking for something. For some, it is love. For others, it is wealth. For others, it might be fame, success or even just a little bit of peace in this crazy world. Jesus knew that He was what they needed, that all can find love, peace, hope, joy, healing and forgiveness in Him.

The Office of Christian Ministry at Ashland University believes that Jesus Christ is what our campus, community and world needs. His presence, power, love and truth can fulfill the desires of every heart. We exist to encourage and equip individuals to follow Him by creating spaces and places to worship, pray, connect, serve, grow and study the scriptures. We are made up of people from a variety of backgrounds, traditions, denominations and experiences unified by our faith in Christ.

The Office of Christian Ministry is uniquely positioned on the campus of Ashland University to make an impact in the lives of the faculty, staff and students. Ashland University is a liberal arts college founded on Judeo Christian values yet open to all who seek to get an excellent education. One does not need to be a Christian to attend or work at Ashland University. This provides The Office of Christian Ministry the opportunity to be a ministry to those who follow Jesus Christ and a mission to those who have yet come to faith. We seek to live the Christian Life in the real world.

The Office of Christian Ministry seeks to create an environment for the Ashland University community to hear and respond to the love and truth of Jesus Christ.

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Contact Us

Office of Christian Ministry
Lower Chapel

Jason Barnhart
University Chaplain/Executive Director of Christian Ministry 
jbarnhar@ashland.edu
419.289.5480

Mallorie Miller
Assistant Director of Christian Ministry
mmiller@ashland.edu
419.289.5624

Melany Bagnola
Study Abroad and Short-Term Missions Coordinator
mbagnola@ashland.edu
419.289.5917

Nate Ediger
Catholic Campus Minister
nediger@ashland.edu 
419.289.5481

Fr. Vincent Hawk
Catholic Chaplain
fvhawk@ashland.edu
419.994.4396

Joe Maggelet
Athletics Chaplain
jmaggele@ashland.edu
419.289.5483