United Theological Seminary of St. Paul appoints new faculty member to lead the interreligious chaplaincy program

United Theological Seminary in St. Paul announced the recent appointment of Rev. Dr. Jessica Chapman Lape to its faculty. Lape will serve as assistant professor of interreligious chaplaincy and program director for interreligious chaplaincy starting Thursday. She received her doctorate at Claremont School of Theology, in Claremont, Calif. Lape has been a hospital chaplain, community […]

United Theological Seminary of St. Paul appoints new faculty member to lead the interreligious chaplaincy program

United Theological Seminary in St. Paul announced the recent appointment of Rev. Dr. Jessica Chapman Lape to its faculty.

Lape will serve as assistant professor of interreligious chaplaincy and program director for interreligious chaplaincy starting Thursday.

She received her doctorate at Claremont School of Theology, in Claremont, Calif. Lape has been a hospital chaplain, community trained doula and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.

At United, she said she’s looking forward to connecting with multicultural communities.

“It’s been really cool just to see how diverse it is. I can’t wait to dive into these communities,” she said.

Lape has researched the role of spirituality in the health of women of color.

“When I came upon this position in the Twin Cities, I was elated,” she said. “It aligned with my progressive theology; it aligned with my interest in serving a community that is drenched in a social justice movement.”