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.

Cydney Scott

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.

Raymond HeadshotRaymond Clothier

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.

SiteNicole Pelonzi

Program Coordinator


Nicole works with the chaplains and student multifaith fellows to envision and create life-giving programs and events. She is passionate about interweaving the arts and spirituality, drawing from her work as a freelance musician as well as a deep interest in contemplative practices across religious traditions. Nicole has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music and is on faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music.