Meet the Team

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Annabel Beerel, PhD.

Interim Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life

Contact Information:
Phone: 781.283.2656
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.

Click here for more information on Dean Beerel.

 

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

 

Joannah Murphy

Unitarian Universalist Chaplain

 

Contact Us

Contact Us

Religious Life

 

Donna Matson

Project Manager

 

Billings 207

Tel: 781.283.2685

Fax: 781.283.3676

 

Chaplaincies:

Buddhist

Catholic/Newman

Evangelical Christians

Jewish/Hillel

Hindu

Muslim

Protestant

Unitarian Universalist

Spirituality and Education