The Rev. Joshua Lazard

C. Eric Lincoln Minister for Student Engagement
037C, Chapel Basement
Mailing Address: 

Box 90974, Durham NC 27708

The Rev. Joshua Lazard’s engagement with students reflects the Chapel’s commitment to the the life of the mind and Christian discernment mentorship through the Chapel Scholars program. He also leads a yearly retreat during spring break that immerses undergraduate students in spiritual renewal and restorative practices.

Rev. Larzard joined the Chapel staff in 2014 and hails from the South Side of Chicago. His undergraduate and graduate pursuits brought him to Dillard University in New Orleans and then to Fisk University in Nashville following Hurricane Katrina in 2006, where he earned a bachelor of science in accounting. He went on to receive a master of divinity and a master of arts in church music in Atlanta from the Johnson C. Smith Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in 2010.  He is an ordained Baptist minister. His outside pursuits include freelance writing for online publications such as Religion Dispatches, photography and music, as well as road trips.