Chaplains and Staff

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The Multifaith Chaplaincy is home to two Multifaith Chaplains and a Program Coordinator (contact info below).
We are located at 163 Wood St., next to the Admissions Office.
Main: 207-786-8272 / Fax: (207) 786-8282 / Go here for wedding inquiries.

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Brittany Longsdorf

Multifaith Chaplain

Brittany enjoys creating open spaces of creative spiritual formation, interfaith civic engagement, and engaging multifaith programming. Prior to coming to Bates, she worked in campus ministry at Princeton University and Boston University. She has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, is currently completing a Doctorate of Ministry at Boston University School of Theology, and is an ordained minister in the Community of Christ.

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Acting Associate Multifaith Chaplain

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. Raymond is also the Interim Pastor at First Congregational Church of Bridgton, ME.

Nicole Pelonzi

Program Coordinator (start date Oct. 1)

Nicole provides support in the Multifaith Chaplaincy, working with the chaplains and student multifaith fellows to envision and create compelling programs and events. As an active local freelance musician and student of comparative religion, Nicole is passionate about interweaving the arts and spirituality. She has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music.

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Liana Thompson Knight

Outgoing Program Coordinator (limited schedule through Oct. 28)

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.