Our Chaplain


Greetings from Benson Chapel!

I am excited to welcome you to the Spiritual Life Program at Louisburg College! 

The journeys we take in life have their own path, no two look the same. But somehow, all of our paths have intersected at this moment in time. We are all gathered here - students, faculty, staff. It is an opportunity to learn and grow, to make lasting friendships, to nourish dreams or perhaps find new ones, it is an opportunity to deepen a sense of self and identity. These are things we do, not do in a silo, but in relation to one another because we share in this life, we share our stories and experiences. Every story is important. Every. Single. One. 

Some stories teach us about courage, some about tragedy and loss and survival. Some stories teach us about mistakes and recovery. Some stories teach us about abiding love, some about heartbreak, some about putting the pieces back together, others about being broken open to love. Some stories teach us about authenticity and the importance of being who we are.  We all have these stories. All of these stories are important. Every story matters. Your story matters. You matter. 

At Gather, Tuesdays in Benson Chapel at 11 a.m., hear the stories of your peers, past and present. It is my sincere hope that you will find a place in this community to share your story, to see how your story connects with others and with God. All are welcome in the Chapel - regardless of your race, ethnicity, faith, background, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Whether you have great faith, are questioning your faith, have a faith tradition other than Christian, have no faith, you are welcome here. 

You are Welcome. You are Beloved. Your story matters.  

The Spiritual Life Program at Louisburg College is a spiritual formation opportunity created with students for students in pursuit of sharing our stories and a call to live a life of compassion towards ourselves and others rooted in the love of God and service to others. Louisburg College is related by faith to the United Methodist Church, and the Spiritual Life Program prepares a space to gather differently while welcoming all. As you settle into the Louisburg College community, I hope that you will find that your story matters and that our journeys are all the more richer and whole for having your story intersect with ours. 

Grace and Peace,

Rev. Amanda


The Reverend Amanda Bunce is the Chaplain of Louisburg College. The campus chaplain provides spiritual leadership, direction, and support for the community of Louisburg College, engaging and  empowering the community to learn more about God, community, and self in the everyday. This includes worship and spiritual life events that occur in the Clifton L. Benson Chapel and Religious Life Center, as well as engaging in Student Life on campus.

Rev. Amanda holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology with a concentration in Women’s Studies in Theology and Ministry, with a focused study on the theology of embodiment and recovery of the Sacred Feminine. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. She is a classically trained soprano but will belt out a ballad, classic rock, or country song in a heartbeat. She is an avid knitter, a lover of music and film, addicted to coffee, a bit of a foodie, and a cat mom of two.  Rev. Amanda has spent the last 8 years serving as a Pastor in congregations of the North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is passionate about Celtic Spirituality, trauma informed theology, and is currently also serving as an adjunct instructor at Louisburg College.


Louisburg College is related by faith to The United Methodist Church