Eastern Nazarene College has named Rev. Lynne Bollinger as the college's new chaplain, President-elect Dr. Dan Boone announced today.
"Lynne possesses a natural ability to connect with the diverse student body at ENC," Boone said. "Her studies and experience across cultures has prepared her to minister to the most ethnically diverse Nazarene student body in the United States."
Bollinger previously served as a missionary with the Church of the Nazarene to the Asia-Pacific Region and as the director of the 365m diploma program in cross-cultural Ministries at Nazarene Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of Nazarene Theological Seminary, a contributing author to Boone's most recent release,
Charitable Discourse Volume 2
, and currently serves as adjunct faculty at Nazarene Theological Seminary.
"It has been such a rich experience serving as an assistant chaplain this past year, walking alongside students in their spiritual journeys and contributing to the spiritual formation and development of the people who are a part of the ENC community," Bollinger said. "I look forward to continuing that work and providing leadership to the Office of Spiritual Development."
Dr. Timothy Wooster, provost and chief operating officer of the college, said he welcomes the vision Bollinger has for her new role as college chaplain.
"Lynne brings a heart for students and a compelling ministry vision to this important campus role," he said. "The vision includes enhancing student discipleship, strengthening community partnerships and building important synergies for pastoral care with church leadership at Wollaston and across the region."
Bollinger's husband, Dr. Larry Bollinger, serves as the vice president for institutional advancement at ENC. He previously served as the administrative director of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. After serving in various ministry roles throughout the Church of the Nazarene for 24 years, the couple returned to Eastern, their alma mater, last July. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Bollinger served as an assistant chaplain at Eastern.
The Bollingers live in Quincy, Mass. with their three children.
About Eastern Nazarene College
Located in Quincy, Massachusetts on Boston's historic South Shore, Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is a distinctively Christian liberal arts college. ENC offers a breadth of academic programs that prepare students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the "best in education and the best in Christian faith." With faculty members active in publishing and research, ENC is known for its success in getting students into top law, medical and graduate schools. ENC is committed to the teaching and mentoring of students in a nurturing, spiritually enriched, and academically supportive environment. For more information, visit