President-elect Dan Boone announced Lynne Bollinger as Eastern Nazarene College's new chaplain.
“Lynne possesses a natural ability to connect with the diverse student body at ENC,” Boone said. “Her studies and experience across cultures has prepared her to minister to the most ethnically diverse Nazarene student body in the United States.”
Bollinger, who served as assistant chaplain this year, previously served in the Asia-Pacific Region as a missionary with the Church of the Nazarene and is a contributing author to Dan Boone’s most recent release, Charitable Discourse Volume 2. She directed the 365m diploma program in cross-cultural ministries at Nazarene Theological Seminary, where she graduated, and currently serves there as adjunct faculty.
Bollinger speaks highly of her time at ENC.
“It has been such a rich experience serving as an assistant chaplain this past year, walking alongside students in their spiritual journeys and contributing to the spiritual formation and development of the people who are a part of the ENC community,” Bollinger said. “I look forward to continuing that work and providing leadership to the Office of Spiritual Development.”
Timothy Wooster, provost and chief operating officer of the college, welcomes the vision Bollinger has for her new role as college chaplain.
“Lynne brings a heart for students and a compelling ministry vision to this important campus role,” Wooster said. “The vision includes enhancing student discipleship, strengthening community partnerships, and building important synergies for pastoral care with church leadership at Wollaston and across the region.”
Bollinger’s husband, Larry Bollinger, serves as the vice president for Institutional Advancement at ENC. He previously served as the administrative director of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. After 24 years of service in various ministry roles with the Church of the Nazarene, the couple returned to ENC, their alma mater, last July.
The Bollingers live in Quincy, Massachusetts, with their three children.