Pfeiffer University announces that Reverend Maegan Daigle Habich will join its staff on July 1 as university chaplain and director of church relations. In this new position, Reverend Habich will direct the implementation of a traditional campus ministry and chaplaincy, and work closely with the Francis Center for Servant Leadership to coordinate faith-based and secular service programming.
Under a campus ministry model, Pfeiffer will continue to offer weekly worship, student-led opportunities and mission trips, while developing new opportunities for interfaith understanding for students of all faith traditions. Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, always a vital part of campus and community life, is projected to expand in purpose and prominence to accommodate new and updated programs and opportunities.
“Reverend Habich’s expertise in church relations, pastoral functions and professional discernment—in addition to Christian leadership and campus ministry—make her uniquely qualified to guide our students’ spiritual growth as well as support the institution’s commitment to community engagement,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president. “With the intentionality of the design of this role, Pfeiffer honors and strengthens its United Methodist affiliation, and fulfills the missions of both the university and Francis Center for Servant Leadership.”
Since 2011, Reverend Habich has served associate director of the Christian Leadership Center for Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, and in 2016 was appointed by the president to be the college’s chaplain. At Centenary, she oversaw religious life, supervised students and counseled those requiring vocational discernment, organized and led chapel programs, and represented the institution for a number of United-Methodist Church-related matters. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Centenary; master’s degree in religion from Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colo.; and is currently enrolled in Basic Graduate Theological Certification courses at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Ill.