Virtual Summer Chapel “Pressing On Through Preparation”

Nyack College Vice President of Church Relations and Dean of the Chapel, Dr. Charles Hammond, has announced “Pressing On Through Preparation,” is the theme of the last virtual summer chapel service that will be held Thursday, August 13 at 5:00 PM on Zoom.

The featured speaker will be Dr. Frank Chan. Dr. Chan began teaching at Nyack in 1999 and served as head of the Bible Department from 2005 to 2019. Since 2014, he has served as the Doctor of Ministry dissertation coordinator and professor of Bible at Alliance Theological Seminary. Dr. Chan teaches Greek, Reading the New Testament, Biblical Theology, Hermeneutics, and other elective courses. He is also a professor in Nyack’s prison education program as well as a frequent conference speaker and guest preacher at local churches. Dr. Chan is a licensed worker with The Christian and Missionary Alliance and is active at Risen King Alliance Church in New City, NY.

Dr. Chan earned his Ph.D. at Westminster Theological Seminary, an MA at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a BA at Wheaton College. He has served on the steering committee for the Northeast Regional chapter of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Dr. Tammy Lum

Praise and worship will be led by Dr. Tammy Lum, a Nyack School of Music professor. Dr. Lum is a critically acclaimed international concert pianist, winner of numerous competitions, recording artist, master class clinician and competition judge. She founded Nyack College’s Amasi Trio and Hudson River Pianofest. A native of Hong Kong, Dr. Lum received her higher education in the United States and earned her BM and MM at the Eastman School of Music and her D.M.A. at the Manhattan School of Music. Dr. Lum also was a student in The Juilliard School’s Professional Studies Program. She made her U.S. solo debut at the Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall in 1990.


Jordan and Alethea Wilhelm

Nyack College alumni, Jordan (’12) and Alethea (’13) Wilhelm, will join Dr. Lum for the praise and worship portion of the service. The husband and wife musical duo both earned undergraduate degrees in vocal performance at Nyack’s School of Music.


Prof. Denise Hirschlein


Prof. Denise Hirschlein, Interdisciplinary Studies Chair and professor of psychology will offer a special prayer addressing the global pandemic that has impacted the campus community, as well as their families and friends.

Be a part of this dynamic Nyack gathering of students, alumni, faculty and staff in an uplifting prelude to the 2020-2021 academic year.