Institute Advisor,  Associate Chaplain, Director of Spring Break Interfaith Service Week 

Dr. Chad Johns

An alumnus of OWU, Chad graduated with a major in psychology and double minors in physics and astronomy with the class of 2002. He earned the M.Div. from the Boston University School of Theology in 2005 and the D.Min. in narrative theology from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2015, where his research focused on using speculative fiction (fantasy and science fiction) to engage theological and ethical questions. Chad returned to OWU as a member of the Chaplain's Staff in 2005. As the Director of the Spring Break Interfaith Service Week Program, he spends much of his time working closely with the various spring interfaith service teams. Additionally, he advises or co-advises student groups, including PRIDE and the Spectrum Resource Center (supporting the LGBTIQA+ community on campus) and one of OWU’s social fraternities. He has taught UC 160 (The OWU Experience) as well as courses on the theological exploration of both leadership/power and speculative fiction. Beyond these activities, he leads discussion groups, and provides pastoral care.