Protestant Ministry

From its beginning in the eighteenth century, Georgetown University has welcomed Protestant Christian students into its community. The Protestant Ministry staff and student leaders serve this diverse community, honoring the religious traditions of its members while affirming their oneness in Christ. The Protestant Ministry aims to make Georgetown a place where you can explore and grow in your faith life, connect with others, and share your gifts with the greater community.

The Protestant Community worships together at 7:00 pm on Sundays in the Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman Chapel of St. William in Copley Hall. Each Sunday we gather in praise, prayer, the hearing and proclamation of the Gospel, and in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Our worship service includes diverse music, including gospel, as proclaimed by the Georgetown University Gospel Choir. Beyond the primary Sunday gathering, the community has further opportunities to grow in their faith in small group gatherings and Bible study. Denominational worship opportunities are available in the surrounding area. Various student groups and Affiliated Ministries offer an array of opportunities for students to become involved in particular communities.

Affiliated Ministries

Explore our Affiliated Protestant Ministries on this page.

Gospel Choir

The Georgetown University Gospel Choir supports the Protestant Sunday Service. Its participants sing a diverse set of music from Gospel and traditional hymns to modern Christian selections. The Gospel Choir also participates in University liturgies and the annual Lessons and Carols concert.

All are welcome in this group! For more information, please contact David Powell, Gospel Choir Director, dgp39@georgetown.edu (new window).

Protestant Life Retreat

Protestant Ministry retreats provide students opportunities to grow in their faith, build community and further their spiritual journeys.

Explore the Protestant Life Retreat

Worship Schedule

Unless otherwise noted all services take place in Sr. Thea Bowman Chapel, the first floor of Copley Hall.

Services and programs have ended for the academic year and will resume in the fall semester.

To see a full schedule of all Campus Ministry gatherings and services, please visit our Campus Ministry Religious Services Calendar.

Meet Our Team

Headshot of Rev. Ebony Grisom

Rev. Ebony Grisom (she/her) is the Director for Protestant Life and serves as chaplain to students across Georgetown University. She seeks to deepen ecumenical and interreligious understanding and collaboration, and accompanies students of all religious and non-religious identities in our community. Rev. Grisom earned degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Providence College, and Duke Divinity School. She brings a wealth of experience to the Hilltop having worked in high school to graduate school admissions offices, pastoral leadership, and faith-based advocacy. Since arriving at Georgetown University in 2019, Rev. Grisom has served the Main Campus and co-chairs the MLK Initiative: Let Freedom Ring! Although “Rev. G” (as she’s known on campus) has her feet planted in the DMV, she remains a proud New York City native who keeps a MetroCard at the ready in case there’s a need to traverse the City that never sleeps. You can find her in her Main Campus office talking with students and colleagues about all things sacred and secular including traveling, crafting, advocacy, faith formation, race, gender, theology (and their intercessions), history, Blue Devils, music, sports, and her favorite Hoya of all time, Patrick Ewing.

Headshot of Rev. TauVaughn Toney

Rev. TauVaughn Toney, Protestant Christian Chaplain, comes to Georgetown University with a wealth of ministry experience in the Church and academe. Previously, he served as the Minister to Youth and Young Adults and Digital Media Specialist at Trinity Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, and a campus minister at Hallelujah Church at Princeton University. Rev. T holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Howard University, a Master of Divinity, and a Certificate in Black Church Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is ordained in the American Baptist Churches USA and the National Baptist Convention. 

Headshot of Becky Hay

Becky Hay is the Christian Life Coordinator. In this role, she supports the chaplains and student teams in coordinating services and events for the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions. Originally from central Illinois, Becky ventured to the East Coast for a BA in Crime, Law, and Justice and a BA in Religion from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts. After her undergraduate studies, she felt led to pursue ministry in a deeper way and earned her MA of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. During her graduate studies, she got involved in community-based conflict resolution work and learned a lot about the power of listening. Becky is excited to support the work of campus ministry as it has played a significant role in her life and faith journey! For time to rest and seek joy, Becky enjoys trying local coffee shops for the best iced-coffee, thrift store shopping, and going on walks with friends and family.

Questions? Please email protestantministry@georgetown.edu.