Amanda HughesAmanda Millay Hughes joins the Chapel staff in January as the new director of development.

Amanda comes to the Chapel from the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she has been the director of external affairs  for 11 years. In this position she has served as the lead development officer and helped to shape the organization’s identity and image. Her experience will be invaluable to her work in development at the Chapel, as she cultivates relationships with current and new Friends, and as she develops, manages, and carries out all aspects of a comprehensive fundraising and stewardship program.

Amanda has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an MFA in Art and Religion from Goddard College. She is the author of several books, articles, blogs, and resource materials, including the Ackland’s Five Faiths Project curricular materials and A Place for Meaning: Art, Faith, and Museum Culture. Other publications include: Lost and Found: Adolescence, Parenting, and the Formation of Faith (Cowley Books, 2004) and Five Voices Five Faiths: An Interfaith Primer (Cowley Books, 2005).