Intersection. Interfaith.

The Spiritual Life Crew creates programming to support and promote a campus climate welcoming diverse religious and spiritual worldviews. Often collaborating with other programming crews around the intersection of religion and other aspects of identity, the Spiritual Life Crew supports student-led religious practice groups in several faith traditions, plans monthly interfaith dinners and other interfaith spaces, hosts broad campus events, and attends regional and national workshops.

By working on the college’s Spiritual Life Crew, I have learned what it means to be depended on. We host a series of events each month, and as a crew, we heavily rely upon one another to do our parts. This is a skill that will travel with me throughout my professional life as I continue to dive into group projects and organization within my field of Social Work. It is important that we partner with crews such as CGR and WIDE in order to continue to foster a diverse, safe, and inclusive environment. Being able to work with diverse groups is more necessary in the world today than it ever has been. These skills our handed down from supervisor to peer, and from peer to peer.

Evan Herrin

Supervisor Spotlight

Brian Ammons

Brian Ammons is the Chaplain and Director of Spiritual Life. He came to Warren Wilson in 2012, after serving on faculty at Duke University. Brian is ordained in the Alliance of Baptist tradition, and holds a PhD in Education with a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies. He lives with his husband Gareth and their sweet, old Weimaraner, Tupelo.

Bass Wolf

Bass Wolf is the Program Coordinator for the Spiritual Life Center. He is a 2012 graduate of Warren Wilson. Bass splits his time between working in our office and serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for Our Voice, the rape crisis center of Buncombe county. He is the local king of chalk art.

Learning Outcomes

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers and mentored by supervisors. Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our work program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from federal work study or your average part-time job. Specifically, our Common Learning Outcomes are:

  • Dependability: reliability, accountability, and the ability to successfully manage your time
  • Integrity: trustworthiness and respect for transparent honesty
  • Initiative: self-control, the ability to evaluate situations, and motivation to carry out responsibilities
  • Analytical Thinking: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems
  • Communication: the ability to convey information effectively and build community with others
  • Collaboration: collaborate with peers to achieve common goals
  • Appreciation of the Value of All Work: an understanding of your place in the working world, and a respect for the dignity of all work

Learning and Performance Goals

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. The Learning and Performance Goals outline skills and abilities the supervisor will teach during the semester.