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)
The Chapel of the Incarnation has been one of the most important factors of my college experience especially for unprecedented personal and spiritual growth. Here at the chapel, I have met some of my best friends who come from different backgrounds and varied interests. With the help of this community, I was able to discover, and then strengthen a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."
Area of study: Political Science
This place has been very important to me throughout my time in college, and I’m excited to serve here in the next following years. Not only have I developed a closer relationship and understanding of God, but the friends I have made, and the warm environment of the chapel have helped me during my first year and onwards. It is a place where anyone can relax, do homework, hang out with friends, and learn more about Christ. If you are considering visiting, we hope to see you soon!
"Not all who wander are lost."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
Area of study: Civil Engineering
It’s hard to put into words just how much Chapel of the Incarnation means to me, but I think what I love the most about this community is the overwhelming sense of love and belonging you can feel as soon as you walk through the doors. When I came to my first service last January, I was welcomed with that same exact embrace, and I knew this was a community I had to be apart of.
“I’ll just sit here and contemplate life and why Lecrae exists.”
- Zach Hedman
Area of study: Public Relations
CARLTON SMITH, JR.
The Chapel and the Chapel House has been where some of my fondest university memories have been made -- and for good reason. The friendships I've made along with the deep discussions we have here, have made the Chapel something I hold dear.
“Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination”
– Astronaut Mae Carol Jemison
Area of study: Physics
The Chapel House has given me a home and some of the best friends I have ever had. Spending time together learning, growing in our faiths and having fun has been one of my favorite memories from the past year, and something I am looking forward to most in the semesters to come! I could not imagine my college experience without this place, or without the people.
"Don’t take the little moments for granted"
Area of study: Public Relations
Chapel of the Incarnation is one of my favorite places in the whole world. It has been like a home to me, and has actually been a home to me. I have grown so much as a person thanks to the chapel and the people here. In my opinion it is one of the best places in the world.
“Welcome to Michael Stevens Living! Now last weekend I baked some delicious buttery rolls for my great grandson’s wedding, and everyone loved them. But I didn’t. I’ve got a problem with rolls. When things roll, they aren’t always loyal. They roll, and roll, and they don’t come back to me, and I find that unacceptable. How dare you! That’s why i created Dong Oats. Dong Oats will never leave you. If you push them away, they think better of leaving, and decide to come back. Dong Oats love you, and I love you.”
- Michael Stevens
Area of study: Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering
Chapelhouse has been one of my favorite parts of my college experience. Some of my best friendships were made here. The ~realness~ of everyone here is super refreshing. If you're curious about coming to the chapel house, but are nervous for whatever reason, I really encourage you to come by just to check it out! You'll see that anyone here will welcome you with genuine kindness.
- me, every five seconds
area of study: linguistics / spanish / computer science
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