TCU’s newest associate chaplain, Rev. Todd Boling, came to TCU with a plethora of accomplishments and a passion for connecting with students. The ordained Baptist minister was chaplain at Mars Hill College as well as Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor in Training at the Cleveland Clinic. Between earning his Religious Education and Master of Divinity degrees, he was involved in campus ministry at Georgia Southern University. Boling, who will oversee the Interfaith Community at TCU, said he was excited about his position in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
Q: What are your responsibilities as associate chaplain?
A: “Working with students from every possible background and providing opportunities for the community that nurture the spirit. My hope is that I can [create] a safe place for every individual to be who they are—a place free of judgment where everyone can find acceptance, affirmation and support.”
Q: Where are you from? What brought you to TCU?
A: “I’m originally from Kentucky, but I most recently moved here from Cleveland, Ohio, which couldn’t be more different from Fort Worth in nearly every possible way. This job was an incredible opportunity for me to do what I love at an amazing university, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to move and work here.”
Q: What do you think of the TCU community so far?
A: “I’ve been nothing but impressed with the TCU community thus far. It’s clear that relationships are not only important here but are foundational to everything we do. Everyone here has been so warm and hospitable, and I look forward to getting more invested in the life of the institution.”
Q: What is your favorite thing about your job here at TCU?
A: “It’s hard for me to identify any one thing as the favorite part of my job here because it’s all pretty amazing. Anytime you get to work at such a reputable place, serve with an incredible staff, do what you’re most passionate about and work with such exceptional students—what’s not to love? I look forward to building relationships here and doing what I can to contribute to the TCU community. I hope everyone will feel free to say hello when they see me out on campus or will stop by my office in Jarvis Hall.”