Westminster College Chaplain Named a PA Trailblazer

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Rev. James Mohr II, college chaplain and director of church relations at Westminster College, has been named one of Pennsylvania’s trailblazers in the field of education. City and State Pennsylvania magazine’s 2024 Trailblazers in Higher Education included Mohr in the list that honors the influential leaders in academia statewide.

Mohr, who has served more than 20 years as chaplain at Westminster, has guided the ministry’s evolution to meet contemporary campus needs. He helped to develop a student food pantry in response to food insecurity – leading Westminster to be named a Pennsylvania Hunger-Free Campus – and a lending library to help with rising book costs. Mohr has also led students on experiential service trips in the U.S. and abroad.

Mohr also helped to establish the college’s student emergency fund, which provides financial support to Westminster students when they need help the most: in times of emergency. Acting as a strategic reserve, the fund helps students facing unforeseen adversities and financial setbacks continue their Westminster educations.

“I refer to it as the ‘Hope Fund’ because it helps provide hope to students who may have given up all hope to stay at Westminster,” says Mohr.

Mohr, who joined Westminster College in 2003, earned his undergraduate degree from Muskingum College and his master’s from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He served churches in St. Petersburg, Fla., Silver Creek, N.Y., and Butler, Pa., before being called to Westminster. He resides in New Wilmington, Pa.

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