“I could not have asked for anything more in the energy, enthusiasm, passion and leadership that John Bray brought to the assignment of serving as our interim Dean of the Chapel,” said Newman. “As an IWU alum, experienced pastor, and IWU Board of Trustees member, John knew us well and was able to step right into his role. His love for students and the IWU community became apparent very quickly.”
“John Bray has a contagious enthusiasm for life, for the Lord, and for students. He and his wonderful wife, Patty, have captured the hearts of our students, staff, and faculty, and I couldn’t be more excited about the future of spiritual development on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University,” said Newman. “We want a world-class chapel experience that enhances the transformational education offered for our students, and I am confident John will lead us to new heights.”
“One of the distinctive elements that makes IWU a truly great Christian university is the way our academic community unapologetically lives out our faith in Jesus Christ,” said IWU President Dr. David Wright. “IWU has been blessed with outstanding leadership provided by our Deans of the Chapel. John Bray will continue that legacy of outstanding spiritual leadership. I value his warm heart, spiritual maturity, and professional creativity. It is a personal delight to welcome Rev. Bray to this important leadership position.”
Chief Executive Officer for Residential Education Dr. Keith Newman announced the appointment of Reverend Dr. John Bray as Dean of the Chapel, IWU Residential Education. Bray has been serving as Interim Dean of the Chapel since September 2015 providing spiritual leadership to more than 3,000 students.