Campus Ministry Welcomes New Ecumenical Coordinator Jordan Blackwell

Georgetown University has hired one of its own, Jordan Blackwell, C’15, as its new Coordinator for Ecumenical Christian Life within the Office of Campus Ministry. “I’m a Hoya,” Jordan says when asked ‘what do you want people to know about you?’  Having graduated with a double major in Psychology and American Musical Culture, and having been active in the university choirs here at Georgetown, Jordan is no stranger to the life of the university or to the activities of Campus Ministry. His experience within Campus Ministry as a member of GU Brothers for Christ and as an active singer in the Gospel Choir as well as his experience as a student manager with the university’s men’s basketball team have inspired him to join Georgetown specifically in his new role.

“I want to give back to a community that has given so much to me,” he says.

Jordan’s journey with Campus Ministry started his first year when he joined GU Brothers for Christ, one of the active student organizations guided by Campus Ministry. 971649_10151798277114410_1547261306_n

“GU Brothers was integral to my development here at Georgetown because it gave me a support system of likeminded men on whom I could rely. I came in afraid of being alone and God immediately provided me with, not only company, but the right company.  I am grateful for GU Brothers because it was a prime example of God telling me that He is, indeed, mindful of me.”

Through his activities with GU Brothers, the university’s Gospel Choir, as well as his work for the basketball team, Jordan fully immersed himself as a Hoya and as a student member of Campus Ministry. He even interned on Capital Hill and considers that part of the “Georgetown experience.”

Now an alumnus of the university, Jordan brings that fervor for engagement and ecumenical Christian experience to the office and his new position. “[Georgetown] is an extended family, and I want the communities here to see that,” he says. One of Jordan’s biggest goals is to plug other students into experiences and relationships that will give them the great benefits he received as a student.904855_10151555874414410_1760876221_o

A native of Philadelphia, Jordan comes from a vibrant family with a younger sister and younger brother. In addition to singing, Jordan also plays cello and piano and is known to write and compose his own music and lyrics.

“I have a unique perspective and access to promote equality,” Jordan says, concerning his new position and its intersection with his own background. “There’s so much potential that can be tapped.” Jordan is deeply inspired about all the possibilities for engagement and the work he wants to do here at Georgetown. “I didn’t choose Georgetown because I wanted to be in D.C.,” he says. “I chose D.C. because I got the job here. I wanted to be here at Georgetown, Alma Mater.”

Written by Jeremy Koss (new window), Communications & Outreach Coordinator

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