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Vanderbloemen Assists Wheaton College In Finding New Chaplain







Wheaton, IL



“I've admired the work and influence of Wheaton for many years, so it was an honor to partner with Dr. Ryken and his team as they worked to identify a new Chaplain. It was truly a joy to watch as the Lord made it clear that He was calling Angulus to serve and continue furthering the mission of Wheaton through this role.”

- Brian Jensen, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Wheaton College



Established in 1860 to educate men and women from diverse ethnic backgrounds in the United States and abroad, Wheaton is a private, residential, and interdenominational Christian liberal arts college. Wheaton College is known for its Christ-centered academic rigor, commitment to the liberal arts, and students who are motivated to work with world-renowned professors and similarly minded classmates. Wheaton College educates over 3,000 students and has over 800 staff members.



Wheaton was in search of a new Chaplain, with their former Chaplain departing. They wanted someone who could be present for the students and share the same heart as Wheaton College. Knowing they would need outside help to fill the role, they reached out to Vanderbloemen for the search. Our Senior Executive Search Consultant, Brian Jensen went to Illinois to spend some time at Wheaton with Dr.Ryken, President of Wheaton College to find out what they were looking for in a Chaplain.

The Chaplain at Wheaton would give leadership for the spiritual formation of the campus community and provides pastoral care for students, faculty, and staff.


Wheaton College Professor



Throughout this search, Vanderbloemen wanted to search for a candidate that would share the same mission as Wheaton College. During the search process, our consultant came across a candidate who happened to be an alumni student of Wheaton College. President Ryken loved knowing that someone who went to Wheaton would be able to share their personal experiences and support student development. We are glad to introduce the new Chaplain of Wheaton College, Reverend Dr. Angulus D. Wilson.


After being presented with multiple candidates, it was clear that Dr. Wilson was the perfect choice for Wheaton. With his previous experience with the college and also being once a student as well. Dr. Wilson always had the heart to give back to Wheaton College; this was a perfect opportunity.


Wheaton College Chapel



When partnering with Vanderbloemen, an organization is assigned a team that includes an Executive Search Consultant and a Research Specialist who walks alongside the organization throughout the entire search process. The Vanderbloemen Executive Search Consultant who worked on this search brings over fifteen years of Christian education experience and ministry to the Vanderbloemen team. All of our team members are full-time employees, solely dedicated to helping our clients find their key staff. All of our Executive Search Consultants have executive leadership experience at Christian organizations.


Wheaton College


The benefit of hiring Vanderbloemen is that we have the search capabilities to find the ideal fit for your organization, whether the right person is already working for you or is living halfway across the globe. We’re able to provide an extensive reach and a full-staff approach for organizations that otherwise would be limited to their local networks and would need to sacrifice other responsibilities to invest in a quality search. We are able to bring churches and organizations executive position candidates they could not find on their own.

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