Christian Chaplaincy

The Christian Chaplaincy, led by the Christian Chaplain, works closely with Emory's Christian Religious Life Affiliates, alumni, faculty, staff, and students to support the Christian communities at Emory through a progressive and pluralistic approach, with special attention to supporting Emory's Methodist heritage through worship, education, retreats, and service.

The Christian Chaplain provides outreach and helps to organize the Christian communities, develops leadership groups, and collaboratively plans, develops, and implements high-quality spiritual life programs including weekly gatherings, holiday observances, retreats, service and social justice projects, and fellowship events. 

The Christian Chaplain is also available for pastoral care and leadership in invocations, weddings, memorial services, vigils, and other rituals as needed. The Christian Chaplaincy works closely with other OSRL chaplains, staff, and students on interfaith initiatives and connects the campus with local, regional, and national opportunities and resources.

Mr. Maury Allums is the Director of Music and the Director of the Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir in Emory OSRL. In this role, he performs and arranges music for Beloved Community Worship, Midweek Musical Meditation, Baccalaureate, and other programs of OSRL, as well as leading the Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir (VOIS). VOIS began in 1985 at a concert with The Rev. CT Vivian, and it has been an important space sharing music of the Black Christian tradition as well as promoting an inclusive and justice-seeking community at Emory. VOIS ordinarily sings in Beloved Community Worship on the fourth Sunday of each month and offers two concerts per year, and all students are encouraged to connect with Mr. Allums and the VOIS community.

For more information please email

Christian ChaplainThe Rev. Maddie Henderson Herlong

Music Director and Director of the Voices of Inner Strength Gospel Choir: Maury Allums

OSRL Christian Programs

Beloved Community is a weekly ecumenical Protestant worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. during term. Beloved Community Worship is planned and co-led by the Christian Chaplain and the Director of Music, with OSRL's Candler School of Theology Chaplaincy Interns and Emory students. Students help plan the worship services and help lead them by offering readings, prayers, reflections, and music. For more information, please contact

The Voices of Inner Strength, Emory's longstanding and dynamic gospel choir, welcomes all who desire to praise God with song and serve as taught in God’s word. VOIS sings at Beloved Community Worship on Sundays at 11 a.m. in Cannon Chapel on the fourth Sunday of each month and performs one concert each semester. VOIS has also participated in various other university events and has sung at churches both in the U.S. and abroad, as well as gathering to perform acts of community service. The choir invites enthusiastic singers who want to explore or join in their ministry of music. Please contact OSRL Music Director Maury Allums at

On Campus Christian Communities

List of on campus Christian communities 

Alumni Community

Please contact

Off Campus Christian Communities

List of local Christian centers near Emory.

Other Resources

Candler School of Theology

Emory Christian Life Fund

To support this community, please give to the appropriate fund here: