WAU’s New Chaplain, Duane Starling

Duawne Starling is the new Chaplain at Washington Adventist University. For many years he worked as a singer/songwriter traveling nationally and internationally, supporting many celebrated Gospel and Christian artists before establishing his own solo career.
A native of Petersburg, Virginia, Duawne attended Shenandoah Valley Academy, Washington Adventist University, and Oakwood University . In 1994 he completed his BA in Recording Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University, and worked as a singer in Nashville, Tennessee, for 11 years. With the desire to expand his ministry beyond just music, Chaplain Starling completed his MA in Religious Studies from Howard University School of Divinity in 2005.
Duawne’s interests are varied and span an array of disciplines from theology, human behavior, and education, to creative arts, such as music, television, and theater. In keeping with his interests Chaplain Starling is an ordained Elder and mentor. He is in his 18th year of marriage to his beautiful wife, Carmen and they are the pleased parents of four children. MORE

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The mission of Oakwood University, a historically black, Seventh-day Adventist institution, is to transform students through biblically-based education for service to God and humanity.