Tiffany Steinwert, Ph.D.

Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life

Billings 210

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

Paula Budlong
Assistant to the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life

Emily Jendzejec
Catholic Chaplain, Director of Newman Ministry


Deryn Harbin
Hillel Program Engagement Assistant and IACT Coordinator

Audrey Berkman

Campus Rabbi and Director of Hillel

Shrestha Singh

Interim Hindu Chaplain

Joanna Lubkin
Unitarian Universalist Chaplain

Yolanda Tong
Finance and Scheduling Coordinator

Amira Quraishi
Muslim Chaplain

Sarah Robbins-Cole
Protestant Chaplain

Religious and Spiritual Life Fellow









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