Residential Community Chaplain

The Residential Community Chaplains provide the SMU community with a more accessible pastoral presence. The mission of the chaplaincy includes the support and nurture of faith development and ethical growth of all members of the SMU Community through reflection, study, both corporate and private worship, critical discourse, prayerful social action and community service.

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Seungli You

Seungli (陞理, which means “the principle of ascending”) You is from Seoul, Korea.  Seungli graduated from Methodist Theological University (MTU) in Seoul, Korea. During his time at MTU, 

Seungli was a President of Student Council in MTU and served children, youth, and young adult ministries at several churches in Korea. And he did two-year mandatory military service in Korea.

Seungli came to Dallas in 2016 to study at Perkins School of Theology, where he is pursuing his Master of Divinity degree; In the Oklahoma area, Seungli has served in youth ministry at Lawton Korean UMC. Seungli is currently working as a Residential Community Chaplain at McElvaney Residential Commons in SMU.

If you want to talk with him, you can meet him at those time below

Monday 5p.m - 9 p.m 

Tuesday 7 p.m. - 11 p.