Chaplain's Office

The chaplain's office at Roberts is staffed by Pastor Jonathan Bratt and Laurie J. Cole.

We provide:

  • Spiritual formation and spiritual life opportunities on campus
  • Personal spiritual counsel
  • Opportunities for students to connect with area churches and fellowships
  • Opportunities for students to connect with ministry/mission opportunities

If you would like to meet Pastor Jon or discuss faith, ministry, or personal questions, he'd be happy to talk! 

Meet Chaplain Jon Bratt


I served 21 years as a Free Methodist pastor in Elkland, Pa.; pastor for discipleship and family life in Chittenango, N.Y.; and 15 years at the Dearborn Free Methodist Church in Dearborn, MI.   I became chaplain of Roberts Wesleyan College in 2008.

My wife Janet and I both graduated from Roberts in 1984.  We've been married for over 30 years, and we have three children:  Kim, Melanie, and Michael. 

I enjoy music - I play the piano/keyboard, guitar and trumpet, and have composed many songs and musical compositions - and I've played for many years with dozens of worship teams.  I also enjoy reading, writing, photography, biking, basketball, and art.

Above all else, my desire is to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and to be a catalyst to help the Roberts community do the same.

You can check out Pastor Jon's WordPress blog here. Find out more information about Pastor Jon here.

Meet Chaplain's Assistant Laurie Cole

Cole_Laurie.jpg I started at Roberts in 2005 and worked in two other offices. When the opportunity arose to work with Pastor Jon and the students as assistant to the Chaplain, my heart overflowed with joy. The Lord continues to bless me as I serve him in this role.

My husband Tom and I attend Ogden Baptist Church where I am a Deacon and serve as Worship Assistant. I have three daughters and a son-in-law, Jenna, Lindsay Julia and Christopher and they are all Roberts grads!

It is my commitment to the Lord to serve Pastor Jon, the students and the college community here in the Chaplain’s office. Please stop by and join me for a cup of tea!