Belton, Texas – Dr. George Loutherback has been named University Chaplain.He will continue to supervise and provide leadership to the Baptist Student Ministries, UMHB's chapel programs and campus revival, as well as provide pastoral care for students, faculty and staff.
The university chaplain position is a new role at UMHB and is part of the Student Affairs Division under the leadership of Dr. Steve Theodore, vice president for student affairs.
"Dr. Loutherback has been an outstanding spiritual leader on our campus and we look forward to the ways that he will impact the lives of those in our university community through this new role," said Theodore.
Loutherback joined UMHB in 1997 as the director of student organizations and campus spiritual life.He has served as dean and as assistant vice president of spiritual life and dean to student organizations at the university.
Loutherback has served as Baptist student ministries director at El Centro College, San Jacinto College/Wharton County College, Stephen F. Austin State University, interim director at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and director at Baylor University.He also served in several local churches as youth director and assistant pastor at Crescent Park Baptist Church in Odessa and as interim college minister of First Baptist Church of Columbus Avenue in Waco and First Baptist Church in Bryan.
Loutherback holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Religion from Hardin-Simmons University, the Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.