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Chowan University CCSA Scholar Showcases
the Art of Ministry

University Relations - June 24, 2014

CCSA Artwork Showcased
Chowan University CCSA scholar Macaulay Chilaka showcases the art of ministry with Pastor Monica Yungeberg of Murfreesboro United Methodist Church.

MURFREESBORO, NC – The Chowan Christian Service Association at Chowan University has many functions – to assist in ministerial student tuition, to assist in mission trip funding. But moreover, the CCSA connects churches with students.

As a church sees a need, Chowan’s CCSA hopes to help, as was the case with Pastor Monica Yungeberg of Murfreesboro United Methodist Church.

“We have been trying to use more visuals in worship, and decided to commission four new banners,” explained Pastor Yungeberg. “I had seen Macaulay’s work before, so we contacted him and he agreed to help out.”

CCSA scholar Macaulay Chilaka of Murfreesboro, NC has been showcasing his work for years as he goes into his senior year as a Graphic Communications major at Chowan.

“All we asked for were some updated images of figures and stories from the Bible - we never imagined how beautiful and creative the end product would be!” Yungeberg said. “He came up with the idea of ‘heroes of the Bible’ for the series, and focused on four main characters - Moses, Jonah, Jesus, and Mary Magdalene, but depicted like you’ve never seen them before.”

Chilaka’s use of vivid colors and dramatic imagery created scenes that brought new life to the Biblical events he depicted.

“We did a four-week sermon series to go along with his work and it prompted great conversation and really added such beauty to the worship space and service,” she stated. “We were so lucky that Macaulay was willing to share his gifts with us.”

For more information on the Chowan Christian Service Association, contact Lou Ann Gilliam, Director of Church and Community Relations at Chowan University, at (252) 398-6317 or

Ranked the fastest growing university in North Carolina in terms of percentage growth for the last six years, Chowan University, a Christian liberal arts university founded in 1848, enrolls more than 1300 students each year and is located in the Historic Inner Banks community of Murfreesboro in Northeastern North Carolina. The university is in close proximity to the Outer Banks and Hampton Roads Virginia. Chowan’s park-like campus features 390 acres including Lake Vann, the beloved “Squirrel Park” and the original McDowell Columns Building, erected in 1851 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Chowan offers over 80 undergraduate academic programs among The School of Arts and Sciences, The School of Education and The School of Business, and offers Masters Degrees through the School of Graduate Studies. Several departments are also individually accredited, such as Teacher Education Program’s accreditation by NCDPI and NCATE, as well as the Music program’s institutional accreditation by NASM. Chowan offers 16 varsity sports, as well as co-ed cheerleading, with 12 programs in the CIAA conference and all with dual-affiliation in the NCAA D-II and NCCAA.

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