The Howard University Chapel Assistants is a service organization that consists of a diverse body of students. The primary goal shared by the Chapel Assistants is the determination to strengthen our individual relationships with Christ as well as our collective dedication to serving God.

Chapel Assistants


Each Sunday Chapel Assistants help prepare for and attend Chapel services. We also serve as liturgists during worship. Through our service we are able to meet some of the world’s most renowned speakers and social justice leaders. We organize the annual “Unsung Heroes” program to honor staff and community leaders for their service.


Each year we host a campus-wide ceremony to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. We co-sponsor Student Leadership Week with the Howard University Student Association (HUSA) and encourage student leaders to begin their terms in office by worshiping together to be commissioned to serve. We mentor our fellow peers and offer a strong example of leadership as service for the entire university community.


Our semi-annual retreats provide opportunities to discuss the challenges of leadership and to explore our individual callings.


Our annual Angel Tree Project has provided Christmas gifts to as many as 230 children from elementary schools that surround our campus. We have hosted a breakfast at a local church to serve homeless persons and to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy and holiday. Other projects have included food, coat and blanket drives, organization of the campus’ participation in area walkathons for diverse charities and other ecumenical activities to share with our friends in need throughout the surrounding community.


In addition to our weekly meetings, we plan skating and bowling parties, meals, movie events and other activities throughout the year to relax, pray, enjoy the company of each other and to have fun.
To learn more about us download the latest copy of the Commissioned newsletter.
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Chapel Assistants meet every Friday at 5 p.m. in the Thurman Lounge of Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel.


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How to Join Us

If you are a Howard University student with a heart to serve God and a hunger for food, fun, fellowship, friends and family, you can be a Chapel Assistant. Just come to our meetings!

President: Joseph Dillard
First VP: Michael Ongele
Second VP: Dadriana Lomax
Treasurer: Sean Walsh
Corresponding Secretary: Dolce Lawless
Historian: Derrick Spencer
Public Relations: Victoria Moore
Sergeant-at-Arms: Charletta Martin
Community Service Chair: Paige Hurston & Jaimee Johnston
Historian: Derrick Spencer
p. Contact Information
Howard University
Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel
Sixth Street & Howard Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20059
Telephone: (202) 806-7280

Alternative Spring Break

We host the Chapel’s Alternative Spring Break Mission trips to serve local communities. We have traveled over the years to help rebuild and restore churches, schools, campgrounds and other community venues in Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.