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Rev. Dr. Anne B. Hames,

Senior Chaplain of Bethel University

Dr. Anne Hames is the Senior Chaplain of the University. Dr. Hames graduated from Bethel in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion. She earned a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the Memphis Theological Seminary. Dr. Hames also teaches religion classes on campus.

Dr. Anne Hames
(731) 352-4066


Genesis 28 Collection

For many years, Dr. Hames has curated an inspirational collection depicting Bethel through multiple forms of art. These works can be enjoyed in the library and throughout campus.

Learn More about the Genesis 28 Collection

Rev. Garrett A. Burns,

Associate Chaplain of Bethel University

Rev. Garrett Burns is the Associate Chaplain of the University. Rev. Burns graduated from Bethel in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and Christian ministry. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Memphis Theological Seminary, is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and has pastored several churches, and is currently a reservist chaplain in the U.S. Navy.

Rev. Garrett Burns
(731) 352-6449

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
St. Catherine of Siena