Allegheny College Staff
Rev. Dr. Jane Ellen Nickell is Chaplain and Associate Dean. An ordained United Methodist minister, Jane Ellen oversees the Spiritual and Religious Life program, leads Sunday Chapel Service and other ritual events in the life of the College, coordinates programs on mindfulness and vocation, and teaches in the Department of Religious Studies. She advises Sojourners Christian Fellowship, Islamic Cultural Association, MOSAIC, and Meditation Club, and is available to assist all students in fostering spiritual wellness. Students can see her during office hours on Tuesday and Friday, by appointment, or when she hosts students at her home, where they can also visit with Felix and Fergus, her feline companions.
Dr. Adrienne Krone, Director Jewish Life, advises Hillel, leads religious services, and provides support for the Jewish community on campus. She is also Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, so she splits her time between the Spiritual and Religious Life Office in Reis and an office in Oddfellows. She holds a Ph.D. in American Religion from Duke University, and her extensive experience in Jewish communal service includes working with youth and young adult groups, teaching and directing a religious school program for Jewish teens, liturgical leadership, and staffing a Birthright trip.
Debbie Carman is the SRL Assistant and works with each member of the staff to coordinate SRL activities. Debbie has worked at Allegheny in Admissions and in the Financial Aid Office. Although she retired in July, she continues to work in SRL on Mondays and Thursdays. Debbie has six children and thirteen grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family, as well as cooking, decorating, dancing and singing.
Affiliated Staff: Catholic Diocese of Erie
Rev. Fr. Jeff Lucas, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, is Catholic Campus Minister and pastor of the three parishes in Meadville. He celebrates Masses during the academic year on Sunday evenings and is available to meet with students by appointment.
Deacon Edward Horneman is a permanent deacon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie and serves as Newman Advisor. He assists in the celebration of Mass on Sunday evenings, meets with Newman on Monday evenings, and is available during office hours or by appointment. Deacon Ed is also Catholic Chaplain at the state prison in Mercer, PA, and serves the three parishes in Meadville.
Affiliated Staff: Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO)
The Coalition for Christian Outreach is a campus ministry organization that calls college students to serve Jesus Christ. The CCO works with local congregations to develop students to be passionate leaders who serve Jesus Christ in their studies, jobs, communities, and families.
Mollie Little is on staff with the CCO and advises Allegheny Christian Outreach (ACO), a student-led, evangelical, interdenominational fellowship. She also advises the Lighthouse, a Christian women’s discipleship house. Mollie mentors student leaders, and loves to connect with students one-on-one. Her full-time job is mother to three “tweenagers”, and she and her husband Jeff love to open their home to students.
Brendon Hall is also on staff with the CCO and leads the Athletic Ministry on campus. He seeks to equip and encourage students to strive for whole-life development and transformation. He serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s soccer team, the Director of Player Development for the men’s basketball team, and a resource for all of the sports teams. He advises the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Dudes Bible Study, and Starts With Soap, supporting students in their academic, athletic, extracurricular, personal, and faith journeys