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

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 1995

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 5, 2017

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 6, 2017

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 list of some of our local congregations.

Missions Forum

October 18, 2017

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


November 11-19, 2017

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (https://hhweek.org/).

Jubilee 2018

February 23-25, 2018

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

Faith Forum 2018

March 14-16, 2018

2018 Featured speaker: Dr. Emerson B. Powery

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