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Ralph Thomas Taylor Award
for Leadership of Inclusive Worship

Chaplain Ralph Thomas Taylor

The Ralph Thomas Taylor Award is presented on special occasion to CPE students who demonstrate exceptional insight and creativity in the leadership of inclusive worship. The award was established in 2006, in memory of Staff Chaplain Ralph Thomas Taylor, who was a UPHS CPE Resident and Adjunct Chaplain before accepting a staff position with the Department.

Chaplain Taylor is remembered as a warm friend, a gifted chaplain, and a brilliant and dedicated student of ministry and of life, who spoke of his HUP colleagues as family. His talent went hand in hand with a most generous spirit, and he many times traveled from Yale Divinity School to work overnight on-call shifts for our Department as a volunteer.

The award recognizes one of Chaplain Taylorís many contributions: his extraordinary eloquence in leading worship in this interfaith setting.


Chaplain Resident Nikki Kleinberg (2011)
Chaplain Resident Sarah Lamming (2010)
Chaplain Resident Sherry Elliot (2009)
Chaplain Resident Damaris Christensen (2008)

Ralph C. Ciampa (Chaplain Emeritus) presents the Taylor Award
to Nikki Kleinberg, May 10, 2011, in Penn's Houston Hall