About the Office of Faith and Practice

OFP Staff 2017

The Office of Faith & Practice

Eastern University's Office of Faith and Practice (OFP) -- consisting of the University Chaplain, Coordinator of Student Ministries & Service Learning, the Chapel Worship Team Advisor, and an Administrative Assistant--facilitates the spiritual formation of students through weekly chapels and other worship services and Bible studies, campus ministries, service learning opportunities, missions trips, mentoring and teaching.  The OFP strives to make all our ministries, programs and interactions with students an opportunity for spiritual formation.

Joseph B. Modica

University Chaplain - Learn More

Education:  B.A., Queens College; M.Div, Alliance Theological Seminary; M.Phil. & Ph.D., New Testament & Early Christianity, Drew University

@ Eastern since 1993

Theresa Noye

Chapel Worship Team Advisor

Education:  B.A., Hampton University; M.Ed., Elementary Education, Chestnut Hill College

@ Eastern since 1998

Mentoring Chapel Worship Teams consists of eight or more students on multiple teams meeting for weekly spiritual and musical direction.

Theresa is also a  songwriter and worship leader. Her ministry is designed to equip believers to live a lifestyle of  worship and prayer (www.theresanoye.com).  Her debut EP, "You Saw Me",  reflects songs written during her personal worship time, drawing on her faith while navigating through her family's journey of autism with their son, Regal.

"I have been at Eastern for over 15 years because I really love college students and feel that God called me to work with them especially in the area of Music, Prayer and Worship. I moved here from Brooklyn, NY, and being a product of the 'city that never sleeps' explains my affinity for late-night experiences and excitement.  I don't get out much these days though because I spend most of my nights with my beautiful family. My husband and I, and my son & daughter, live on campus as Resident Life Staff and love hanging out with Eastern students. Three things to know about me:  I love worship, I love my family and I love to eat."

Megan Acedo

Coordinator of Student Ministries & Service Learning

Education: B.A., Westmont College; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; M.S.W., Rutgers University

@ Eastern since 2013

Christyn Herr

Administrative Assistant

Education: B.A., Gordon College

@ Eastern since 2017

Annual Calendar

Service Learning Fair

September 6, 2016

Eastern University hosts our local nonprofit partner agencies from the greater Philadelphia region for an on-campus fair to meet our students, tell them about their organization, and do a bit of recruiting. We are grateful for our community partners, without whom we could not send our students out to serve and learn.

Area Churches Day

September 7, 2016

Each year, Eastern University hosts area churches to highlight their ministries and outreach opportunities for our students. The Office of Faith & Practice believes that the church is integral to the spiritual formation of our students. We welcome our area pastors and their representatives and look forward to partnering with them as our students become involved in their various ministries.

Here is a map of the churches that attended our 2016 Area Churches' Day event.

Complete list of Area Churches

Missions Forum

October 26, 2016

A day of missions activities on the St. Davids campus, including mission agency displays.


November TBA

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (http://nationalhomeless.org/about-us/projects/awareness-week/).

Jubilee 2017

February 17-19, 2017

Student conference in Pittsburgh sponsored by the Coalition for Christian Outreach (Highlights Video).

Faith Forum 2017

March 15-17, 2017

2017 Featured speaker: Dr. Phillip Cary

Wednesday  3/15 
10:00 am-10:50 am: Weekly Chapel Program, "Gospel and Law" (University Gym)
Thursday  3/16
10:00 am-10:50 am: "Faith Alone and Grace Alone" (McInnis Auditorium)
7:00 pm-8:30 pm: Discussion on Dr. Cary's book, "Good News for Anxious Christians" (Warner Library Atrium)
Friday 3/17
10:00 -10:50 am: Windows on the World, "Scripture Alone” (McInnis Auditorium)

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