Associate Vice President for Intercultural Affairs
Department: President’s Office
Phone Extension: 2314
Rev. Esther D. Jadhav- Associate Vice President for Intercultural Affairs at Asbury University, has served Christian Higher Education and the Church as an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church for 15 years in various capacities at regional, national and international levels.
As a scholar and practitioner, she has cultivated initiatives and programs that have elevated the critical role of theology in activating cultural responsibility as an institutional distinctive. Bringing her academic background in Anthropology, Sociology and Theology, and experiences in diverse settings to this effort, Esther combines her passion for Christian higher education and the Church to help build bridges across cultures and communities. In her current role, Esther provides institutional leadership, and guidance across the university in all areas of cultural responsiveness with primary responsibility for institutional outcomes rooted in Asbury’s commitment to be a Christian Community that practices hospitality, mutuality, redemptive social action, and grace-filled reconciliation.
Most recently she was invited to serve as a member of the national research collaboration team, on Christians and racial justice and racial dynamics in U.S. Christian organizations conducted by Professor Glenn Bracey of Villanova, Barna Group, ReNew Partnerships, and Michael Emerson.