Meet the Honors Guild Director

Andrew DraperDr. Andrew T. Draper, a 2000 Taylor graduate, serves as Director of the Honors Guild and teaches theology in Taylor's Biblical Studies department. Draper earned his PhD in theological ethics from the University of Aberdeen in northern Scotland. His book based on his dissertation, A Theology of Race and Place, is forthcoming from Pickwick Publications.

"As I have taught Taylor students, I have been consistently impressed with the level of whole-person development and critical thinking modeled by our undergraduates," Draper says. "Our students care about the world in which they live and are sincere about integrating faith and practice."

Through his work with the Honors Guild, Draper seeks to empower Honors students to think deeply about their academic endeavors and carefully consider how their lives and vocations can reflect the rule and reign of Jesus.

Outside of Taylor, Draper is founding senior pastor of Urban Light Community Church and Community Development Corporation, a holistic, inner-city ministry in the urban core of Muncie, Indiana. He lives in urban Muncie with his wife Leslie (Wood '00) Draper, school leader of Inspire Academy, and their two sons, Aidan and Alister.

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