Dr. Sam Laurent

Campus Minister

Sam arrived at the Episcopal Center in January 2015. He had been a member of the Episcopal Church of the Advocate in Carrboro for many years, and served in several ministry positions there, including regular preaching and leading a pub-based discussion group called ‘Indulgences’.

A lay person, Sam went to UNC for his undergraduate work. While there, he was active in campus ministry and knows what a difference it can make to people’s lives. He then went on to earn a Masters in Systematic and Philosophical Theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, and a PhD in Theological and Philosophical Studies at Drew in Madison, New Jersey.  


Administrator: John Yarbrough
House Manager: Isaac Lund

Vestry (Elected Student Board)

Senior Warden: Carter Lovvorn
Junior Warden: Kate Evans
Vestry Memers:
Sara Kate Baudhuin
Austin Connors
Eleanor George
Gwendolyn Henry
Lily Koning
Rebekah Lester
Sam Lester
Anna Savelyeva

The Chaplain, Associate Chaplain and Chaplaincy Assistant (Intern) attend meetings of the Vestry, ex officio

The Senior Warden and Junior Warden act as President and Treasurer, respectively, of the Episcopal Center for the purposes of recognition by Duke Student Government of the Episcopal Center as a student organization.

Legal responsibility for the affairs of the Episcopal Center rest with the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, and the Episcopal Center is under the 501 c (3) non-profit status of the Diocese. In addition, the Episcopal Center financial affairs, whilst run independently on a day-to-day basis, are overseen by the Diocese and included within the Diocesan accounts, and audit procedures