Wall Begins Journey as New Chaplain

Wall.jpgCentral Methodist University’s new chaplain, Rev. Scotty Wall, knows how important it can be to find faith again after losing it. And he’s looking forward to the opportunity to help CMU students do just that when they need his assistance.

“When I was in college, I kind of threw God out and really didn’t come back to God for a while,” Wall said. “And when I did that, my life really got off track, but when I started incorporating faith back into my life, it really helped me navigate through a lot of things.”

Wall says that finding God and faith again helped him “get out of the ditch” and led him to believe he was being called to the ministry to help others out of the ditch as well. He went on to earn his master’s in theology at Bethel Seminary in Minnesota and became a pastor, most recently serving as a United Methodist pastor in West Plains.

Wall, who began his new role at the start of July, will soon be leading weekly chapel services on campus, but he says he is most looking forward to working directly with students.

“I love working with students, always have,” he said. “I love the philosophical discussions on whether God is real or relevant. I think I’ll love that aspect [of working at Central], and just working with students to figure out who they are.”

Outside of work, Wall and his wife, Laurie, have three children, the youngest of whom will be a freshman at Central in the fall. His hobbies include playing and listening to music, as well as exercising, hiking, and kayaking.

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