Rev. Mairi Renwick called as chaplain of Union Seminary Richmond campus

RICHMOND, Va. (September 19, 2019) – Rev. Mairi Renwick (M.Div.’11), a fifth-generation ordained Presbyterian pastor, has accepted a call to be chaplain of Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Richmond campus where she grew up, returned as a student, and recently served as director of admissions.

“I am excited about taking this new call,” said Renwick. “Much of my job in admissions was to simply listen to the call stories of potential students. As chaplain, I will continue to listen and support our current students who are still seeking and discerning where God is calling them.”

In her new role, she hopes to find ways Union can continue to spiritually nurture and feed students souls inside and outside the classroom.

Among her goals is to develop relationships with local community organizing groups and nonprofits and discover ways they can support each other.

Renwick received her Master of Divinity degree from Union in 2011. She completed a clinical pastoral education residency at Emory University Hospital and was a staff chaplain at University of Kentucky hospital. She also was a program manager for Blessed Earth, a nonprofit that focused on Sabbath and taking care of creation. Renwick holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Presbyterian College.

She has been an Ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) since 2013.



Mike Frontiero
Director of Communications
Union Presbyterian Seminary

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