Chaplains and Staff

We’d love to connect- email us, call us, or drop by!

We are located on the 2nd floor of the Harward Center building at 163 Wood St., next to the Admissions Office.

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, a Doctorate of Ministry at Boston University School of Theology, and is an ordained minister in the Community of Christ.

Raymond Clothier

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 in St. Louis, and is working towards a Doctor of Ministry degree at Hartford Seminary. He has ordained standing in the United Church of Christ, but loves working in an environment where many worldviews are in play.

Zara Bohan

Program Coordinator

Zara has a B.A. from Macalaster College in Religious Studies and International Studies and an M.A. from Harvard University in Middle Eastern Studies. She has worked with nonprofit human rights organizations, UN Women, and educational institutions ranging from Fes, Morocco to New York City. Prior to coming to Bates, she advised on study abroad and managed international exchange programs at New York University. Zara enjoys exploring the arts as a means of expressing spirituality and has a newfound love of podcasting.