BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Rev. Walt Wiltschek has been appointed as Illinois Wesleyan's
new University chaplain. His duties begin Sept. 7.
Wiltschek arrives at Illinois Wesleyan University with more than eight years of higher
education experience, including campus ministry, academic advising and teaching.
An ordained minister, Wiltschek served as university chaplain at Manchester University
in North Manchester, Indiana from 2010-2016 where his duties included building interfaith
programs and initiatives, advising student groups, working on the counseling team,
teaching a first-year seminar class and serving as an academic advisor. A recipient
of the Manchester University Church-College Service Award, Wiltschek is an award-winning
writer who has also earned recognition for his extensive volunteer work.
“Rev. Wiltschek’s experience leading interfaith programs and mentoring students makes
him an excellent fit in his new role at Illinois Wesleyan,” said Dean of Students
for Inclusion and Advocacy Prince Robertson.
In addition to his part-time role at Illinois Wesleyan, Wiltschek also serves part
time as district executive minister for the Church of the Brethren’s Illinois and
Wisconsin District, based in Canton, Illinois.
Wiltschek holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education/mathematics from York College
of Pennsylvania, a master’s in communications and journalism/media from Northern Illinois
University, a certificate of biblical studies from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg,
Virginia, and a master’s in religion with a concentration in education and youth ministry
from Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary.