Meet Our New Minister

Meet Our New Minister

  • University Ministries
  • University Ministries

My experience as a student at Nebraska Wesleyan was a time of discovery. I took psychology, advertising and German classes, and I was active in campus ministry. All these experiences, in and outside the classroom, shaped me. Each discovery led me to a vocation as a pastor in the United Methodist Church. And now, I’m returning to NWU with a new role as university minister.

Returning to such a supportive and loving community is exciting, because I know the experience at Nebraska Wesleyan is transformational. Now I hope to encourage others to find their passion and place in the world.

Howard Thurman wrote, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

I hope to be a supporter for every student, no matter their beliefs or vocation. I want to walk alongside them as they discover what truly makes them come alive.

Our mission for University Ministries recognizes, “a healthy spiritual life is an important part of a happy and successful college experience.” And we hope to provide engaging spiritual practices for your students.

Here are a few ways your students can get involved.

  • Come to worship services in Old Main’s Miller Chapel on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
  • Join us for a brief prayer and communion on Thursdays at noon.
  • Visit me in the University Ministries Office in Old Main 105.

I’m excited to be a resource for your students on good days and bad. Please let them know that whenever they face challenges, I am available as a confidential resource.

Madeline Baugous



Rev. Madeline Baugous (’17) began work as university minister in January.

Dates to Remember: 

August 19 
International student arrivals 

August 21 
Move-in Day 

August 21-25 
Prairie Wolves Welcome 

August 26 
First day of classes