Tamara K. Gieselman, University Chaplain at UE since 2009, earned a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity with honors from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is also a graduate of the University of Evansville, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1995. Gieselman spent 17 years in the local church before coming to UE. She is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. During her years serving in the local church Gieselman provided leadership in the areas of preaching and worship, long-range vision, stewardship and personal finance, and practical theology. Gieselman has led and participated in a variety of international study tours including trips to Israel, Rome, and Russia. During the academic year, Gieselman is the primary preacher on Sunday mornings in Neu Chapel. She also teaches in the classroom, Christian Thought, REL 130 and Christian Worship, ID 254. In addition to one-on-one meetings with students, she offers small group gatherings on special topics, and organizes religion forums for the campus and community throughout the academic year. Gieselman serves as consultant, mentor, and preaching coach for the Academy of Preachers and organizes the annual UE Festival of Young Preachers. Her interests include preaching, worship, and interfaith dialogue. Tammy is married to Mitchell Gieselman, who is the senior pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Evansville. They are both golfers and enjoy Colts football.