Chaplains and Staff

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

Brittany Longsdorf

Multifaith Chaplain

Brittany enjoys creating open spaces for multifaith meaning-making, creative spiritual expression, deep one-on-one conversations, and interfaith dialogue. Alongside her chaplaincy work, she is a local artist and teaches a Bates First Year Seminar (FYS) in Arts & Spirituality. Brittany has been in higher education chaplaincy for over a decade, and prior to Bates she worked in religious and spiritual life at Princeton University and Boston University. She has a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Ministry from Boston University School of Theology, and is an ordained Protestant clergy member. 

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Raymond Clothier

Associate Multifaith Chaplain

Raymond is passionate about exploring meaning and purpose inside and outside the bounds of religion. He has many years of experience helping college students contemplate and explore the relationship between spirituality, meaning, and work. He has a Master of Divinity from the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly Hartford Seminary). Supporting students, staff, and faculty through mental health challenges is a priority for him and he is currently working towards licensure as a clinical social worker. He has ordained standing in the United Church of Christ, but loves working in an environment where many worldviews are in play.

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Samantha McCune

Program Coordinator


Samantha has a passion for helping to create warm, safe and welcoming spaces that allow for self reflection, exploration and community building. Themes surrounding identity, meaning-making, spiritual formation, and the thresholds of life are especially important to her. Samantha was deeply involved with interfaith dialogue at Merrimack College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious and Theological Studies. She also has a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology.