Brad Eubanks, chaplain
preferred pronouns: he, him, his
Brad came to the Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry in Flagstaff in October of 2013. He grew up in Missouri City, Texas, a strangely named suburb of Houston (ask him sometime if you want to know why it’s named that). As cradle Episcopalians do, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Lutheran University in Theology/Youth Ministry, minoring in Psychology, with a Certificate in Leadership Studies. He then went on to receive a Master of Education degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education (Counseling and Guidance) from Texas State University.
Brad is married to the amazing, the marvelous, Rachel Eubanks-Rhoades, who works at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Together, they are parents to two adorable felines, Scarlet and Lotus.
This is Brad’s eighth year in college ministry, and his fifth at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Although always a Texan, since his arrival here in Arizona, he has worked “diligently” to build a warm and welcoming spiritual community for his students (We all know he’s happier here anyways).
Brad loves working with the students, faculty, and staff of Northern Arizona University, and considers it a privilege to be called their chaplain.
Allie Papke-Larson, program coordinator
Preferred pronouns: she, her, hers
Allie grew up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in the North Woods of Minnesota. She attended Augsburg University in Minneapolis, studding History and Religion. While at Augsburg she spent her summers working at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in Montana, creating a passion for nurturing spiritual enrichment in youth and embedding a love of hiking. She went on to spend two years living and working at Holden Village, a small Lutheran community in the North Cascades of Washington State. There, she grew a deep love for community and compost. A year ago she took the call of Youth Director at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran in Flagstaff, AZ. She now also holds the position of Program Coordinator for the Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Ministries at Northern Arizona University.
She is excited to be a part of the LCM/ECM community NAU, and is very much honored to be working with the student and staff body.