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 and an Administrative Assistant--facilitates the spiritual formation of students through weekly chapels and other worship services and Bible studies, campus ministriesservice learning opportunitiesmissions trips, mentoring and teaching.  The OFP strives to make all our ministries, programs and interactions with students an opportunity for Christian formation. 

Joseph B. Modica, University Chaplain

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

@ Eastern since 1993

Megan Acedo, Director of Student Ministries & Service Learning

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

@ Eastern since 2013

Mackenzie Bancroft

Education: BA, Eastern University '13

@ Eastern since 2022

“These years that a student spends with us is one of great identity formation—discovering their calling, choosing a vocation, learning how to live in adulthood, and be a person of integrity. You could live to 90, but these four years, you’ll look back and marvel at how formational they were. Our core values of faith, reason, and justice are rooted in helping students receive a calling, and preparing them to make a difference in the world.”

Joseph B. Modica, University Chaplain