Multifaith Fellows

Multifaith Fellows are students who work with the Multifaith Chaplaincy to coordinate various ongoing and annual events (such as {PAUSE}, Hearth, Interfaith Table, Multifaith Banquet, the Stringfellow Program, Interfaith Services, and Baccalaureate) and assist with other signature events. They also at times initiate new programs. The Fellows are a diverse group of students representing a variety of backgrounds and religious (and non-religious) traditions.

Want to know what it’s like to be a multifaith fellow? Read about Grace Glasson’s experience here.

2015-2016 Student Multifaith Fellows

  • unnamedMelissa Carp ’16 Hello!  My name is Melissa Carp, I’m a senior at Bates and I come from Newton, Massachusetts.  I am studying religious studies and educational studies.  Here at Bates, I’m co-president of Hillel and I help complete the yearbook.  If I’m not at the library, you can find me frolicking in the snow, making challah bread weekly, or spending time with friends.  I am so honored and excited to be a member of the multifaith team, and I can’t wait to plan baccalaureate to honor the senior class!


  • Tara Humphries ’17 Tara is a Junior from North Yarmouth, Maine, studying Sociology and Spanish. She is passionate about creating spaces for students to engage in meaningful, transformative, and sometimes challenging dialogue, as well as the exchange of authentic sharing and listening, and the emotional and mental health and well being of others. You can find her running or skiing in the woods, on a yoga mat, or by the nearest coffee pot. While Tara identifies as multifaith, she feels most at home at the Unitarian Universalist church.
  • Mary Krathfellow pic 2wohl ’16 Mary Krathwohl is a senior, majoring in Latin American Studies with concentrations in English and Class, Poverty, and Inequality. Mary first learned about the Multifaith Chaplaincy during AESOP her first year, and has found the Multifaith programs and community to be a constant source of support and guidance throughout her four years on campus. As a fellow she helps run Hearth, and is interested in bringing together students from all over campus. She finds Hearth to be a space for making new and deeper connections with other Batesies, and loves the opportunity it provides to slow down and take a break from the everyday frenzy of campus life. She enjoys meeting new people and is happy to engage in conversation about pretty much anything- you can find her around campus playing Ultimate Frisbee, sitting out on the quad, in the library, or riding her bike- say hi!
  • Brennen Malone ’17
  • 12191746_10204887956899042_1940226000687451322_nMaddi McKay ’18 Maddi is a sophomore at Bates, and is a Studio Art and Women & Gender Studies double major from just outside Philadelphia. She works as a Stringfellow Coordinator within the Chaplaincy, and is passionate about using the arts as a means for justice and and transformative community building.
  • Jane McLarney ’16 I am a biological chemistry major in my senior year at Bates. I have found that my relationship with emotion plays a central role in my own spiritual journey. Practicing meditation along with lots of reflection allows me to sink back into myself and connect more fully with my emotions in a calm and clear way. Over the past three and a half years at Bates I have found that, through programs such as {PAUSE}, the Multifaith community is simultaneously an energizing and grounding presence for Bates students. I am excited to be a part of this positive force as a Multifaith fellow, helping to continue the {PAUSE} program. In my experience, {PAUSE} encourages students to take comfort in collective silence and offers the opportunity to reflect and reconnect with themselves in a collaborative way. I am incredibly excited to take on a greater role in this!
  • Alex Morrow ’16 
  • Denali NalaPhoto on 12-29-15 at 1.00 PM #2malapu ’17 Denali Nalamalapu, Multifaith Fellow, is in her junior year at Bates. She is currently abroad in the Czech Republic studying art and social justice. Denali is an overzealous English Literature major with concentrations in Philosophy and Political Inequity. The Multifaith Chaplaincy is one of her absolute favorite spaces in the world (surpassed only by her family home in Southern India and the great city of Istanbul). She feels incredibly blessed to be a fellow and is constantly struck by the warm atmosphere created by some of the most beautiful minds and voices on campus. She looks forward to facilitating Pause every Wednesday– an event in which the values of the sacredness of silence, art, and community come alive in the candlelit Chapel.
  • Ali Rabidea10922625_10153044266747453_5513204479882061413_n (1)u ’17  Ali Rabideau is a junior studying Sociology and Gender. She has worked with the Multifaith Chaplaincy since her first year at Bates, when she first felt the exceptional community and support it has to offer.  Ali spent Fall 2015 studying abroad in Nepal, Jordan, and Chile and is excited to rejoin the Chaplaincy this winter to focus on the Interfaith Table program.  Ali grew up in a strong Methodist community, and now credits the chaplaincy with providing space and encouragement for her to engage the long process of growing through and beyond this foundation.  Outside of her work with the chaplaincy, Ali also finds joy in the Lewiston Girl Scout troop she mentors, her work with Maine People’s Alliance, and everything outdoors
  • Max Silverman ’16
  • Alex Ulin FB_IMG_1453167781336’16 Alex enjoys the warmth and deep conversations she finds at the Bates Multifaith Chaplaincy. She is a junior biology major from Western Pennsylvania, and she comes from a Quaker background. Alex enjoys xc skiing, hiking, and swimming. This year, Alex is an interfaith table fellow.
  • Pat Wood’17