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Rev. Andy Shelton has served as the Director of Chapel since 2015. He is the pastor of Community Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Richardson, Texas. His prior ministry experiences have included pastoral work in Oklahoma, where he served on the boards of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma and Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Centers and was the president of the Durant, Oklahoma Ministerial Alliance; judicatory work in north Texas; and outreach ministry with Mexican and Central American immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he served as vice president of the California Council of Churches IMPACT and president of Marin County Interfaith Worker Justice. He is a member of the board of Texas Impact.
A theological reflection group leader since 2011, he served as Brite’s Interim Director of Field Education and Supervised Ministry for the 2018-2019 academic year. He is currently pursuing a doctor of ministry degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Andy received a bachelor of arts in journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master of divinity in pastoral counseling and pastoral theology from Brite Divinity School in 2003. After graduating from Brite he taught high school English in Saltillo, Mexico. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, his ministry has included travel to Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Brazil.