Dr. Erin Moniz
Director for Chapel Associate Chaplain
Rev. Dr. Moniz is an Associate Chaplain and the Director for Chapel. Her work includes overseeing Baylor Chapel and the team that leads all the various services and offerings. She is part of the Spiritual Life staff in ministering to the spiritual needs of the Baylor community including pastoral care, teaching, worship leading, and speaking. She comes to Baylor from Berry College where she served for nine years as the Assistant Chaplain to an undergraduate community.
Rev. Dr. Moniz is active in spiritual formation, mentoring, discipleship, and programming for emerging adults. She is a trained conciliator and has a passion for conflict-coaching and third-party mediation. In addition to preaching, guest lecturing in college classes, and a variety of public speaking engagements, she also writes and contributes to several publications such as: Christianity Today, AMEN (Anglican Multi-ethnic Network), Anglican Compass, and Mutuality Magazine. She has received awards for her publications including a Higher Goals award from the Evangelical Press Association. She is a co-founder and co-host of the podcast Mutuality Matters: gender theology for the gospel empowerment of men and women. Her doctoral thesis, "Created to Connect: Recapturing a Gospel Understanding of Intimacy for Emerging Adults in a College Setting," is a foundational study for a renewed theology of intimacy. Her research interests include, interpersonal relationships, emerging adulthood, racial healing and reconciliation ministries, as well as ecumenical and interfaith cooperation.
Rev. Dr. Moniz is ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Church of North America. She received her academic and ministerial training at Berry College (B.S.), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Trinity School for Ministry (DMin.). When she is not traveling with her husband, Michael, she enjoys gardening, playing music, and the outdoors.