Hi, my name is Tammy McLeod, and I'm on the staff of an international, inter-denominational Christian organization called Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). I serve as an advisor to both Christian Impact and Athletes in Action (the athletic ministry of Christian Impact). I work very closely with my husband, Pat, who is also a Harvard Chaplain.
Five years ago, our seventeen-year-old son had a severe traumatic brain injury playing football and instantly became severely disabled. Dealing with suffering, loss, and grief is now deep in my experience, as is experiencing the nearness of God in these circumstances. I am available to help people who are dealing with these issues.
During college, I came to know Jesus personally, and He changed my life. I decided that I wanted to spend my life sharing, with students and faculty, the forgiveness, freedom, joy, hope, love, and life found in a relationship with Him.
Currently, I am pursuing an M.A. in Spiritual Formation at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, but my first two years of graduate work were in the field of pastoral studies with a counseling emphasis. I am available to talk with students and faculty not only about suffering, loss and grief, but also about relational issues, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotional development, and issues around same-sex attraction.
Spiritual formation is a passion of mine. I enjoy listening to peoples’ stories, journeying with them and helping them to become aware of the movement of God in their lives. Making space for God through silence, solitude, Sabbath-keeping, meditation on Scripture, listening through prayer, fasting, daily examen, and other spiritual disciplines is a focus of my work.
My husband and I have been married for 31 years and are certified instructors for Interpersonal Communication Programs. We teach talking, listening and conflict resolution skills. We support faculty in dealing with relational and marriage issues, and help students build good communication patterns in their dating, roommate, and parent relationships.
Speaking on the topics of leadership, communication, and personal development to members of sororities, athletic teams, and other groups is one of my favorite things to do as a chaplain. My husband and I speak together on inter-personal communication and dealing with suffering, loss, and grief.
My favorite sports are sculling, waterskiing, and basketball; my favorite hobbies are singing, playing guitar, and writing songs.
Meeting our family has been a highlight of many students’ interactions with us. We live just across the street from Harvard Law School and have four children, one of whom is still at home. We would love to have you over for dinner.