The Rev. Dr. Teri McDowell Ott has been an ordained Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister for over twenty years. After receiving her Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary she served the church in a variety of pastoral positions. In 2008 she completed her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary. She began serving Monmouth College as Chaplain in January of 2011 and was promoted to Dean of the Chapel in 2019. Teri is married to the Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Ott who is also at Monmouth College as an Associate Dean and Associate Professor in Religious Studies. Teri and Dan have two towheaded, energetic young children, Isaac and Ella, and a mischievous mutt named Max.