About Us

About the Chaplain

Rev. Jacob Cogman is a Provisional Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church and serves as the United Methodist Chaplain at Howard University.

Rev. Cogman is a 2016 honors graduate of Claflin University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Justice Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion; he was the only male to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA. As a student, he served in various leadership capacities on campus and as an Ambassador for The Black College Fund of The United Methodist Church. 

In May 2019, Rev. Cogman satisfied the requirements for the Master of Divinity degree at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology with a certificate in Women, Theology, and Ministry. During his tenure at Candler, Rev. Cogman received numerous awards, including the Hoyt Hickman Award of the Order of St. Luke, recognizing his contributions to Candler’s liturgical life and pastoral care. Additionally, he was the winner of the inaugural Candler Creation Keepers Ecological Preaching Competition and a scholastic ambassador to Trinity Theological College in Singapore.

Rev. Cogman is the son of CMSgt. (Ret.) Billy Cogman and Rev. Dr. Johnsie Cogman; he is brother to Rev. James Cogman. Rev. Cogman is a man of faith, family, and fun and is excited about what God is doing in his life and at Howard University. He lives by Romans 12:21, “Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.”


Who We Are

We are a ministry of The United Methodist Church. The Methodist movement was birthed on a college campus. John Wesley, the founder, and his brother Charles led a group called “The Holy Club” on the campus of Oxford University in the 18th century. Today, the Wesley Foundation at Howard University continues the legacy by our commitment to experiencing God and growing in God’s grace.


Our Mission

The mission of the Wesley Foundation at Howard University is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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