Dr. Ronald Beauchamp
Director of the Niebuhr Center, Adjunct Faculty
As director of the Niebuhr Center, Dr. Ronald Beauchamp helps faith-motivated students find their vocational calling through academic courses, international study away courses, internships and various service-learning and ministry opportunities. He has traveled with students to Jamaica, Italy and Senegal to do service projects and explore diverse faith traditions. Dr. Beauchamp teaches in the Religious Studies department, Honors Program and Intercultural Studies Program. For more than 20 years, Dr. Beauchamp has worked in higher education and for the last decade he served as a bi-vocational pastor in the Chicago area. He received his B.S. from Elmhurst College, M.S. from Western Illinois University and his master of divinity degree and doctor of ministry degree in leadership development from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He successfully completed his second doctoral degree in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University with a focus on the discernment process of traditional-age college students. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Delta, Theta Alpha Kappa and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Dr. Jay Moses
Jay Moses has been in full time ministry for twenty years and is an ordained minister in the PCUSA serving as Pastor of Congregational Ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. He is an Ecumenical officer of the PCUSA and, has worked on the Task Force for Interreligious Dialogue of the Presbytery of Chicago for a decade, specifically as Muslim Relations Coordinator since 2009. Jay has been active in peacemaking/dialogue with such diverse religious groups as the Jewish community, the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS) and the Ojibwe Nation, and ecumenical relations between the UCC and ELCA within Chicagoland. He received a double B.A. from Azusa Pacific University, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, a D.Min. from Northern Seminary and recently an M.A. in Interreligious Dialogue with an emphasis in Islam from the Catholic Theological Union of Chicago. Jay emphasizes relational ministry within dialogue and finds the concept of reconciliation to be critical in our witness and participation in a religiously pluralist world.