Butler University has announced the appointment of Daniel Meyers as Director of the Center for Faith and Vocation. A graduate of Willamette University (Oregon) in Biochemistry and Religious Studies, Meyers earned a master of divinity at Yale Divinity School, was ordained in the United Church of Christ, and is currently completing a two-year position as Earl Hall Religious Life Fellow in the Office of the University Chaplain at Columbia University.
While at Willamette, his participation in the Lilly Project, a summer Lilly Project Internship, and on the Lilly Project Advisory Board fostered Meyers’ personal journey of discernment. At Yale, he assisted with alternative spring break programs serving areas of need in New Haven, Connecticut and an inter-religious leadership council. At Columbia, he has created Exhale, a space for student reflection, awareness, and discernment and has promoted diversity and interfaith literacy both in a pastoral care role and by facilitating student-driven cross-cultural and interfaith programming initiatives.
Additional previous life experiences that inform Meyers’ work are placements at the Yale University Hospital, a Connecticut hospice, and three years teaching in Newark, New Jersey public schools.
Meyers will assume the responsibilities of Director on June 1, 2015 with the goal of providing dynamic leadership for the Center in its second decade of contribution to the Butler University and Indianapolis communities.