Rev. Todd Boling
Originally from Western Kentucky, Rev. Todd Boling has served as a chaplain at TCU since August of 2011. He graduated from Campbellsville University with a bachelors degree in Religious Education and the McAfee School of Theology with a Master of Divinity degree. Between degrees, he worked in campus ministry at Georgia Southern University and after seminary served as the University Chaplain at Mars Hill University. In addition to his background in higher education, Todd also brings vast experience in hospital chaplaincy, having completed his Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Residency at the Atlanta Medical Center and working as a CPE Supervisor In Training at the esteemed Cleveland Clinic. In his role as the University Chaplain at TCU, Todd’s primary areas are supervision of the department, religious organizations, and campus ministry staff, as well as providing pastoral and spiritual care to students, faculty, and staff.
Rev. Lea McCracken
Associate Chaplain & Church Relations Officer
In these roles, Lea focuses on TCU’s covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). As Associate Chaplain, she is a pastoral presence to TCU students, faculty, and staff, offering leadership, resources, and programming for the campus community. And, as Church Relations Officer, she nurtures the ties between TCU and the Disciples of Christ. This role includes connecting our TCU students with area congregations, communicating with our Disciples alumna/e, and serving as the presence of TCU to the denomination. Lea is ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and, prior to TCU, she spent over ten years in congregational ministry and chaplaincy. She is an alumna of the Religion Department at TCU and earned her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University.
Rev. Lauren Sierra, EdD
Assistant Chaplain and Disciples Campus Minister
Lauren is a commissioned minister within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from Texas Tech University, as well as a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Doctorate in Christian Education from Southern Seminary. She has published articles regarding higher education in both Christian Education Journal and Religious Education Journal.
As Assistant Chaplain Lauren will focus on leading Disciples on Campus (DOC), guiding RSL’s Outreach Initiative, overseeing University-led worship services & all-campus programs, in addition to joining our other chaplains in institutional service & offering spiritual care to the larger community. As a native Texan, Lauren is thrilled to be at TCU, and, as Assistant Chaplain, she is most looking forward to walking alongside students on their spiritual and worldview journeys!
A life-long Fort Worth resident, Cindy and her wonderful husband love to spend their time with their three grandkids. Cindy is a constant volunteer in the community and enjoys reading, Rangers games, sewing, and, of course, the Horned Frogs. Cindy is responsible, thankfully, for the day-to-day operations of the office and is always ready to help wherever needed.
Lisa has been one of our chapel wedding coordinators for many years and recently stepped into the administrative role. She is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and came to TCU with a background in the oil & gas industry and banking. As a mom of four, coach’s wife, small business owner, and active member of her community, Lisa has learned that the only way to juggle the chaos of life, is with heavenly guidance and direction. Lisa is always excited to work with community members and alumni on turning their wedding day at the chapel into one of the most joyful, memorable days of their life.
Religious Community Advisors
Muslim Community Advisor
Ozair is from Dayton, Ohio and is currently residing in Dallas, Texas for school. He is in his final year at the Qalam Institute, an Islamic Seminary, and is set to graduate in June 2023. Ozair is also in the process of completing a computer science degree. In his free time, he loves to spend time with family and read.
Jewish Community Advisor
With over two decades of work in nonprofits, higher education and faith communities, Mimi brings vast experience in community building, program creation, and leadership development. Previously she’s served as Interim Hillel Director at University of Maryland, Hillel liaison to colleges in the Tampa-Sarasota, Florida area; and Interfaith Outreach at Temple Emanu-El of Dallas. She also served as Religion faculty and Director of Admissions and at two college preparatory high schools. Having relocated to the Fort Worth community with her spouse, Rabbi Brian Zimmerman, she is an active member of Beth El congregation and has two children, Saul,18 and Molly,16.