Meet the Team


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.

Paula Budlong



Assistant to the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life

Yolanda Tong



Finance and Scheduling Coordinator


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.  

Amira Quraishi

Muslim Chaplain


Kotatsu John Bailes

Buddhist Chaplain

Joanna Lubkin

Unitarian Universalist Chaplain


Emily Jendzejec


Catholic Chaplain, Director of Newman Ministry

Deryn Harbin

Hillel Program Engagement Assistant and IACT Coordinator


Campus Rabbi and Director of Hillel:


Shrestha Singh

Interim Hindu Chaplain


Sarah Robbins-Cole

Protestant Chaplain