Intersection. Interfaith.

The Spiritual Life Crew creates programming to support and promote a campus climate welcoming diverse religious and spiritual worldviews. Often collaborating with other programming crews around the intersection of religion and other aspects of identity, the Spiritual Life Crew supports student-led religious practice groups in several faith traditions, plans monthly interfaith dinners and other interfaith spaces, hosts broad campus events, and attends regional and national workshops.

By working on the college’s Spiritual Life Crew, I have learned what it means to be depended on. We host a series of events each month, and as a crew, we heavily rely upon one another to do our parts. This is a skill that will travel with me throughout my professional life as I continue to dive into group projects and organization within my field of Social Work. It is important that we partner with crews such as CGR and WIDE in order to continue to foster a diverse, safe, and inclusive environment. Being able to work with diverse groups is more necessary in the world today than it ever has been. These skills our handed down from supervisor to peer, and from peer to peer.

Evan Herrin

Supervisor Spotlight

Selena Hilemon

Selena Hilemon joined Warren Wilson as the Assistant Director of Spiritual Life and also serves as the Executive Director of Hands and Feet of Asheville, a local non profit that serves young adults in a year of service, sustainable living and social justice issue education. Before her non profit work, she spent fifteen years serving in various higher education institutions in service and engaged learning roles with students, staff and faculty.

 

What You’ll Learn

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers with the mentorship of your supervisors.  Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our Work Program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from a federal work-study or your average part-time job. 

Our Common Learning Outcomes:

  • Professionalism & Work Ethic: accountability, effective work habits, punctuality, dependability, time management, integrity, and commitment to the well-being of the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems, and gaining confidence to make decisions.
  • Communication: the ability to convey and receive information effectively with intentionality, honesty, and confidence in both speech and writing.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: actively collaborate with peers to achieve common goals, Distribute labor fairly, and hold each other accountable as committed members of a group.
  • Civic Identity: understanding your active influence within the community and how your decisions directly impact the work around you.

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. Your crew-specific learning goals outline skills and abilities your supervisor will teach you during the semester.

Some of our Spiritual Life Crew Learning Goals include:

  • Vocational Discernment
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self Care
  • Perspective
  • Community Engagement