Chapel on the computer: Lubbock Christian serves students online
Since moving to Illinois from Arizona last year, Jennifer Mault hasn’t been able to find a church.
For now, she finds spiritual guidance from a woman a thousand miles away in south Louisiana.
Mault, a student earning her master’s degree in human services online from Lubbock Christian University, has received direction and prayer from the school’s online chaplain, Donna Ellis.
Ellis often works from her kitchen in Baton Rouge.
“If I need prayer, or if I need to talk to someone spiritual about a spiritual issue or anything else, Donna’s always available,” Mault, 48, said in a telephone interview.
For the past year, Donna Ellis, 53, and her husband, Kin Ellis, 56, have created a faith community on the Internet for dozens of LCU online students across the country.
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