Meet the Team

Images of Wellesley College religious and spiritual life on campus

Annabel Beerel, PhD.

Interim Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life


Contact Information:
Phone: 781.283.2656
Billings 210


The Search for the New Dean of the Office and Religious and Spiritual Life

Interested Candidates please reach out to for more information

Wellesley College seeks a dynamic leader of its nationally recognized religious and spiritual life program. Over the past two decades Wellesley College has built a national profile in multifaith work through its Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. Wellesley seeks a visionary leader who possesses the skills and personal qualities to build on the program’s strong multifaith foundation, to enlarge the multifaith mission of the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and to further broaden and deepen our students’ connection between intellectual life and religious and spiritual learning in their residential campus and community, and beyond.


The Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life is responsible for coordinating religious and spiritual life at Wellesley College. In this work the Dean does not represent any one religious tradition, but rather oversees religious and spiritual life on campus including religious-specific programs, interreligious understanding, dialogue and conflict transformation with pastoral care; coordinates educational programs on moral, ethical, religious and spiritual issues and leads multi-faith community worship opportunities throughout the year. The Dean also acts as a liaison to religious groups on campus, in the town of Wellesley and in the Greater Boston area and is involved nationally and internationally in issues of religious diversity, dialogue and peacemaking.


The Religious and Spiritual Life Team

The Religious Life Team is comprised of chaplains and advisors currently representing the Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant Christian, Roman Catholic Christian and Unitarian Universalist religious traditions. Together with the Dean and the Assistant to the Dean, this team meets weekly for discussion, prayer/meditation and program planning. Through this collective work the religious life team models a new way of working towards common goals while respecting and celebrating difference and diversity. 

Kotatsu John Bailes

Interim Buddhist Chaplain

David Bernat

David Bernat

Jewish Chaplain

Sister Nancy Corcoran

Nancy Corcoran

Catholic Chaplain, Director of Newman Ministry


Jennifer Dennis

Hillel Office Manager


Vaishali Gupta

Vaishali Gupta

Hindu Chaplain


Kat Hampson

Kat Hampson

Liaison to Evengelical Christian Communities

Donna Matson

Donna Matson

Project Manager

Amy O'Toole

Amy O'Toole

Coordinator of Houghton Chapel and Multifaith Center

Amira Quraishi

Muslim Chaplain

Patti Sheinman

Patti Sheinman

Director of Hillel

Sarah Robbins-Cole

Protestant Chaplain

Search underway for Interim Unitarian Univerisalist Chaplain


Contact Us

Contact Us

Religious Life


Donna Matson

Project Manager


Billings 207

Tel: 781.283.2685

Fax: 781.283.3676





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Unitarian Universalist

Spirituality and Education