REV. ADAM YOUNG
Rev. Adam Young enjoys conversations around a fire pit, 80’s hair bands, college football, card games, and any food served with bacon. Before coming to the Chapel in summer of 2018, he served churches in New Orleans, Birmingham, and Orlando.
“The glory of God is a human being fully alive.”
– St. Irenaeus (2nd century)
My favorite events at chapel are the impromptu ones that happen nearly every day. Whether it’s going on a late night coffee run, having a movie marathon or just chatting out in the courtyard with a friend in between classes, it’s such a blessing to have a place of comfort and familiarity right off campus. I hope you’ll find the same love and community I’ve been so blessed to find at Chapel of the Incarnation.
Favorite Gainesville Restaurant: The Top!!!
CARLTON SMITH, JR.
One of my favorite things about Chapel House are our retreats! Every semester we take a weekend to get away, reconnect with God, and maybe make a few s’mores. Whether we’re kayaking, playing games, or spending time with other episcopal student ministries, it’s always a fun time. If you’re new to Chapel, i encourage you to sign up for retreat! It’s an easy way to make new friends and get involved.
Favorite Gainesville restaurant: Satchel’s Pizza 🍕
Hi y’all, my favorite part about Chapel House is the community. You can feel the welcoming, positive energy walking into chapel on Sundays or attending a Wednesday night event. Chapel House was a big part of my freshman year because it gave me a place to grow in my faith surrounded by friendly and interesting people. I’d highly recommend coming by Sunday’s at 5:30!!
I grew up visiting my family in Gainesville every Christmas. The best part of the trip was getting family brunch at The Flying Biscuit. It’s not that close to campus, but the biscuits and grits are well worth the drive.
My favorite part about the Chapel is it’s availability throughout the week. I know that I can always go there at anytime and either see great friends, relax, and/or do homework. Because of this, the Chapel has been central to my life in Gainesville and at UF.
My favorite restaurant in Gainesville is Sababa, an Israeli place downtown. Their shawarma and falafels are always a treat!
My favorite event at the Chapel House is Sunday services at 5:30. I love hearing Adam’s relatable sermons and getting to have fellowship followed by food is always the highlight of my week! There's always great conversation and good friends to worship with. I hope you get to join us at a service or event soon!
Favorite Gainesville Restaurant: I’m always down for brunch, and Bagels Unlimited is the best!
Jaxon Crews has served as chief musician at the chapel since June of 2018. His desire is to help curate art in chapel services that is glorifying to God and edifying to the church body. Through the use of ancient hymns and modern devotional music (as well as other forms of art), Jaxon seeks to create a space for anyone to worship regardless of where they find themselves in life. He has a degree in Elementary Educations from the University of Florida and currently also serves as the Director of Family Ministries at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Gainesville.
“Laughter is carbonated holiness.”
- Anne Lamott