Baylor Names Task Force to Explore Spiritual Wellbeing Initiatives for Faculty and Staff

October 11, 2022
Task Force

At Baylor, faith is central to who we are as an institution. It guides the minds and hearts of faculty and staff as we strive to prepare students for a life of leadership and service in the world.

Faculty and staff pursue their personal faith in ways that enrich their families and overall wellbeing. The many ways our individual faith is expressed impacts our interactions with one another and is significant to the health of the University. As the Baylor Family, it is important that we make spiritual wellbeing a priority.

President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D. has established a Spiritual Wellbeing task force to explore the needs and opportunities for programming that will nurture the faith of faculty and staff, initiate programs that arise out of that exploration and make further recommendations for ongoing activities by May 2023.

“The Spiritual Wellbeing task force is a reflection of President Livingstone’s commitment to our mission where faith is central. The calling toward transformational education requires faculty, staff and leaders who are being transformed,” said Burt Burleson, University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual Life. “Baylor should be a place where those working here are nurtured towards transformation and spiritual wellbeing, so they are able to say someday, ‘I think I’m more like Jesus because I worked here.’”

Members of the 2022-2023 Spiritual Wellbeing Task Force include:

  • Burt Burleson, co-chair (University Chaplain)
  • Lynn Wisely, co-chair (A&S)
  • Tom Hibbs (Philosophy)
  • Charley Ramsey (Spiritual Life)
  • Darin Davis (IFL)
  • Stephen Reid (Provost’s office)
  • Kevin Villegas (Student Life)
  • Cori Bolts (Athletics)
  • Amy Fleming (School of Music)
  • Cindy Wu (Business)
  • Patoya Hall (HR)
  • Tiffany Hogue (President’s Office), ex officio
  • Malcolm Foley (Special Advisor to the President for Equity and Campus Engagement), ex officio
  • Jeremy Vickers (Marketing and Communications), ex officio

For more information about the task force and its programs, contact the Office of Spiritual Life.