Episcopal Church at Princeton - Chaplaincy

The Episcopal Church at Princeton (ECP) is a welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff that seeks to follow Jesus Christ. Following the Anglican tradition of the Episcopal Church, we gather together to worship God, ask tough questions, build meaningful friendships, and seek the common good. But ECP is not just for Anglicans and Episcopalians! We welcome anyone regardless of religious background, age, gender, or sexual orientation.  In addition to undergraduate and graduate students from Princeton University, our community is enriched by seminarians from Princeton Theological Seminary and music students from Westminster Choir College. Come with your devotion or doubt and feel free to contact the Chaplain any time. Connect with ecpton.orgfb.com/ecpton, and ecp@princeton.edu


The Rev. Allen Wakabayashi / allenmw@princeton.edu

Fr. Allen is the Anglican/Episcopal Chaplain at Princeton.  He studied bible and theology at Wheaton College Graduate School, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Loyola University Chicago, and Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He has served as a campus minister at various universities including Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. He accepted the call to the Princeton chaplaincy in the Fall of 2018. He is a fellow at Wilson College. He has been married to his wife, The Rev. Diane Mumma-Wakabayashi, since 1992 and they have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Buckaroo.  Fr. Allen will be on campus at least five days a week during term and is always happy to grab a meal or coffee with students or faculty.  He can be reached at allenmw@princeton.edu, 217-979-7137 (text/call), or on Facebook at fb.com/allen.mitsuo


Associate Chaplain

The Rev. Dr. Kara N. Slade / kslade@princeton.edu

Mtr. Kara serves as the Theologian in Residence and Associate Chaplain at ECP. Before being ordained a priest, she did a BSE, MS, and PhD in engineering at Duke University, and worked at NASA as a research engineer.  She then returned to Duke for her theological education, completing an MDiv and PhD in theology. She has served on the pastoral staff of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School as well as in suburban and rural parishes in North Carolina and Alabama. In addition to her work with ECP, she is also Associate Rector at Trinity Church and part-time faculty at Princeton Theological Seminary. A fellow of Rockefeller College, Mtr. Kara and her miniature poodle Deacon share the second floor of Procter House.  She can be contacted by email at kslade@princeton.edu, by phone at 919-698-7193 (text/call), or on Facebook at fb.com/knslade.  


Worship Service: Sundays, 8pm in University Chapel. 

Undergrad Fellowship Dinner: Mondays, 6:30pm at Procter House. 

Grad Fellowship Dinner: Wednesdays, 6:30pm at Procter House. 

For additional meetings, prayer gatherings, and eucharist services, see website. www.ecpton.org



Office: Procter House, 53 University Place, Princeton. 

Website: www.ecpton.org

Email: allenmw@princeton.edu, kslade@princeton.edu