Unitarian Universalist Chaplain
Stephanie May brings to the Unitarian Universalist chaplaincy a background in both UU ministry and higher education. In addition to her role at Wellesley College, she also serves as one of the ministers at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church at First Parish in Sherborn. As a chaplain, Stephanie seeks to support students in nurturing their spirits amidst the demands and joys of college life. She also values the opportunity to share the deep traditions of religious freedom and diversity within Unitarian Universalism with the larger, multi-faith community.
Stephanie holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and doctorate in Religion, Gender, and Culture from Harvard Divinity School. Her interdisciplinary research and teaching explore the connections between gender, family, nation, and religion with a focus on the United States. Formerly the managing editor for the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, she currently serves as a member of the editorial board and governance board. Until recently, Stephanie has been Lecturer in Women’s and Studies at Boston College. She has also taught Christianity at Brandeis University.
Stephanie is passionate about food systems and sustainable agriculture and has worked on an organic farm. Stephanie lives in a green house with her partner, teenage son, and three cats.