Learning about the architecture of Duke Chapel

Duke Chapel Student Ambassadors

Connecting Duke Chapel with the student body, Durham community, and world beyond

Duke Chapel Student Ambassadors are a group of trained undergraduate student docents dedicated to learning about the rich history of Duke Chapel and sharing it with the university community, the greater Durham community, and visitors from around the world.

Each Chapel Ambassador is conducts research on an aspect of the Chapel, religious or secular, that interests them in order to create their own specialized tour by the end of their first year in the program. United by their love for the Chapel, the ambassadors promote the inclusivity of Duke overall by catering to the diverse interests and needs of the thousands of people entering the icon of the university each academic year.

Apply here to become a Duke Chapel Student Ambassador

Applications are due Friday, January 27.

Our Student Ambassadors

Kyrsten Pringle  

  • Year: Senior (Class of '23)
  • Email: kyrsten.pringle@duke.edu
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Minors: Chinese and Religious Studies
  • Ask me about: Anything Duke related (Chapel, religious life, public policy, study abroad, etc.!)
  • Clubs @ Duke: America Reads America Counts, Chapel Scholar, Bench & Bar, Duke NAMI, FEMMES. I'm also an ambassador for the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Global Education Office, and (obviously) the Duke Chapel
  • Favorite part of the Chapel: My favorite part of the Chapel is the Memorial Chapel, placed in the back left, behind the transepts and next to the steps that lead down to the crypt. I just love the 14th Century French grisaille windows and, of course, the beautiful Renaissance-style Brombaugh organ located in the Memorial Chapel.

Samuel Reynoldson  

  • Year: Senior (Class of ‘23)
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Minors: Political Science, Economics
  • Email: samuel.reynoldson@duke.edu
  • Ask me about: Anything related to Duke (Chapel, religious life, university)
  • Clubs @ Duke: Program in American Grand Strategy, Root Causes, Intramural Sports, Bench & Bar, Sports Business Club, Sport Analytics Club
  • Favorite part of the Chapel: My favorite part of the Chapel is its tower, placed at the front of the Chapel (as opposed to the center) to function as the architectural culmination of West Campus, the spiritual heart of the university. My second favorite part about it is that it was the last building completed on campus—the first was, of course, the football stadium.