Religious Studies


The Religious Studies Program acquaints students with the role religion plays in the total development and life experience of humanity over time.

Courses combine intellect, passion, scholarship and service, and seek to integrate religious and moral values into students’ lifestyles and careers in ways that will be wholesome and beneficial to them and others.

The department offers an interdisciplinary minor that includes history, philosophy, and cross-cultural study, as well as study of theology and sacred texts. The religion minor requires six courses. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.



Robert Vande Kappelle
Robert Vande Kappelle, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies

David C. Novitsky, J.D.
Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies

Daniel A. Stinson, D.Min.
Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies

Olga Solovieva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director of Religious Studies