Our Chaplain

Rob Musick is a follower of Jesus Christ and has committed his life to living out compassion especially through active listening and gracious hospitality. He serves as university chaplain and instructor of religion for the UPIKE community.

In this he coordinates the spiritual life activities and programs on campus. Musick is also available for one-on-one or small group spiritual guidance.

"Please stop by and visit with me. I would love to get to know you."

To reach Rob, or schedule a visit, please call (606) 218-5762 or email RobertMusick@upike.edu.
"Everyone is welcome in my office! Regardless of your race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or college football preferences, you are welcome."  


After graduation, Rob served as a pastor for five years as he shared life with the gracious peoples of Sparta, Ohio. Following seminary, Musick and his wife Lindsey moved to Chennai, India, were they served as the director for nurture and training for fellow pastors and leaders. Arriving home from India with a young daughter and seeking a new ministry direction, Musick began his chaplaincy training. During a four-month initial clinical pastoral education experience at Nationwide Children’s hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Rob developed a passion for end of life spiritual care. This passion led to his placement as chaplain and spiritual life resident at Hospice of the Bluegrass in Corbin, Ky. Through this experience and many miles of traveling in mountains of Harlan, Hazard, Pikeville and Corbin, Musick moved to Pikeville where he was graced with a second daughter and a son.

Throughout Musicks’s years of following Jesus, he has found himself worshipping and serving in various Protestant denominations and now serves as a minister on the team at Jubilee Christian Assembly.

A graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Musick received his master's degree in Practical Theology from Ashland Theological Seminary, and did graduate research in comparative religions at the University of Madras in Chennai, India. He completed his clinical pastoral education via Columbus Children’s Hospital and Hospice of the Bluegrass. Musick is currently pursuing his doctor of ministry degree from the Joint Program at Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Musick is an ordained pastor in the Fellowship of the Blessed Hope Churches, Chennai, India.

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