Mark Jalovick serves as the chaplain at Cairn University, where he oversees student discipleship and spiritual growth through chapels, bible studies, and mentorship. In addition to his responsibilities as chaplain, Mr. Jalovick also teaches courses through the School of Divinity.
Mr. Jalovick assumed the role of chaplain in 2020, but his service at the University began over 30 years ago. In 1988, he took on the task of developing the Wisconsin Wilderness Campus, a one- year academic program of Cairn University focusing on first year students. In his role as the director, he was involved with all aspects of running a college campus—administrative, teaching, student life, co-curricular activities, and oversight of the physical campus.
During the 25 years of directing the program, Mr. Jalovick used a portion of his summers to continue in the painting trade—a trade he first got into while in graduate school. He did this to connect with both Christians and non-Christians and keep him grounded in the needs and concerns of people outside of academia. This experience gave him many opportunities for ministry.
In 2013 Cairn closed the Wisconsin Campus, and Mr. Jalovick returned to the Langhorne Campus to serve as a full-time faculty member. He and his wife, Dana, have been married for over 40 years. Together, they have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren.