Jack Veatch

Director of Student and External Relations

In his new role, alumnus and ordained minister Jack Veatch hopes to nurture relationships that foster excellence.

Jack Veatch brings a contagious energy and skills in student relations to a new staff position, effective November 1, 2022. He had joined the staff part-time in August. Currently he is assisting Daette Lambert in leading the House during the dean’s 2022-23 sabbatical.

A graduate of Kent State University, he received the MDiv degree in 2019 from the University of Chicago Divinity School as a Disciples Divinity House Scholar. Jack was ordained in the Ohio Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). After studying at the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches in Bossey, Switzerland, he became the minister of the Evergreen [Colorado] Christian Church. He also served as the vice moderator of the Central Rocky Mountain Region.

“I am thankful for the House for many reasons,” he said. “I met lifelong friends here, I first felt that I could be a scholar here, I met my wife, Aneesah Ettress, here, and we recently got married in this chapel. My vision is that folks will feel the same gratitude towards this place that I do. When the scholarship produced is so insightful, the relationships so deep, the growth so profound, and the support and care is so tangible—how can they help but feel a similar gratitude?”

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