Davidson's chaplaincy addresses a broad range of spiritual needs and fosters all manners of religious expression and inquiry at the college. The chaplains are available to members of the college community from any faith-based tradition, or none at all, for pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, and program planning. The Office of the Chaplain is located on the 4th floor of the Alvarez College Union, next to the elevator.
The college chaplain and associate chaplains serve as pastors to all members of the college community and coordinate a variety of activites, including worship services, Bible studies, lecture series, faith-based service opportunities, and interfaith dialogue.
The Rev. Rob Spach, D.Min.
Alvarez College Union 405F
Rob Spach is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, he came to Davidson as Chaplain in 1993. His interests include religion and literature, the history of Christian thought, and wisdom traditions of various world religions. He is married and has two children.
Alvarez College Union, 405G
Karen Soos holds a Masters of Divinity degree from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She loves liturgy and is excited about helping people discover their gifts and use those gifts in the service of neighbor, church and world.
Rabbi Michael Shields
Temple Kol Tikvah (Reform)
Michael Shields serves as the rabbi of the Temple Kol Tikvah (Reform) in Davidson. He received his M.A. in Hebrew Literature, M.A. in Religious Education, and Rabbinical Ordination at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. His interests include social action, connecting Judaism with the outdoors, music, and the search for meaning in the modern world.
Alvarez College Union 405B