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Meet the Chaplains and Staff

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The Multifaith Chaplaincy is located at 163 Wood St., next to the Admissions Office.
Main: 207-786-8272 / Fax: (207) 786-8282 / Go here for Wedding inquiries.


Emily Wright-Magoon

Acting Multifaith Chaplain
ewrightm@bates.edu
207-753-6906

Emily is passionate about facilitating opportunities for conversation, contemplation, and connection. She has a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School and is Unitarian Universalist.


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Raymond Clothier

Acting Associate Multifaith Chaplain
rclothie@bates.edu
207-786-6125

Raymond is passionate about helping people explore purpose and calling. He came to Bates with many years of experience helping college students contemplate and explore the relationship between work and meaning. He has a Master of Divinity from the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Social Work from Washington University of St. Louis, and ordained standing in the United Church of Christ.


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Liana Thompson Knight

Program Coordinator
lknight@bates.edu
207-786-8272

Liana works with the chaplains and the student multifaith fellows to coordinate a variety of programs for the Multifaith Chaplaincy. Prior to moving to Maine, Liana worked as a freelance dramaturg in Boston, MA and Hartford, CT. She has an MFA in theater from UMass-Amherst and a BA in biology from Williams College. Liana is Quaker.

From left to right: Acting Multifaith Chaplain Emily Wright-Magoon, Acting Associate Multifaith Chaplain Raymond Clothier, Office Coordinator Liana Thompson Knight

From left to right: Acting Multifaith Chaplain Emily Wright-Magoon, Acting Associate Multifaith Chaplain Raymond Clothier, Office Coordinator Liana Thompson Knight