Chaplains & Advisors
Our Chaplains and Advisors represent the diverse religious and spiritual communities who are their sponsors, and are available to all members of the USM community for personal or group consultation or programming and services in their respective traditions. Chaplains are theologically trained and credentialed religious professionals; Advisors are knowledgable lay representatives of their traditions. Feel free to contact them directly. They will be happy to hear from you!
Ms. Roya Hejabian, Baha’i Community
207-205-4155 - email@example.com
207-450-6912 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Student Ministry
207-838-6745 - email@example.com
Mr. Larrey Homan and Mr. Jesse Morris, Native American Spiritual Community (Sun Dancers)
Larrey will be happy to have any Native student interested in learning (or re-learning) Native spiritual teachings to "come along side" to work and talk with him. Both Larrey and Jesse are available by arrangement. Contact them directly.
Larrey Homan (Micmac) 207-671-2032 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Morris (Cherokee) 207-642-4294 - email@example.com
207-786-4201 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Brian King, Young Life
207-653-1659 - email@example.com
Ms. Catherine Knowles, Bangor Theological Seminary
Catherine is in the office Tuesday afternoons and all day on Wednesdays and available by appointment.
207-228-8093 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Steve Lafrance, International Church of Christ
786-925-0075 - email@example.com
The Rev. Evan Pillsbury, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Ministry with Faculty
207-523-9071 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ali is on the Gorham campus (Brooks Student Center) each Thursday from 12 - 3 PM, or reach her directly.
207-318-5199 - email@example.com
Ministry with Graduate Students
Allison is on the Portland campus Thursdays at the Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, or reach her directly.
207-449-9672 - firstname.lastname@example.org
(207) 272-3799 - email@example.com
Solidarity, Sympathy, and Silence for Boston
The tree on the Portland campus dedicated on September 11, 2011 reminds us that when those attacks took place, we didn’t know how we’d go on, but we have. Another hateful act has rocked our world; more people have died and suffered grave injury. But the tree has continued to grow, to blossom and leaf, to rest in winter, and to begin again each spring. Life is resilient.
The explosions in Boston on Monday were powerful. The pain on the part of those whose loved ones were killed, and on the part of those injured is powerful. The hatred that motivated the act, and the fear and anger it provoked are powerful.
But our gathering in solidarity and sympathy is more powerful still. Solidarity, because it means we are one people, is more powerful. Sympathy, because it means we are being with, feeling with, those who grieve and ache and must heal, is more powerful. Solidarity and sympathy have more power to carry the day. They have the power to redeem this divided, killing, maiming, aching, and yet somehow resilient world.
In solidarity and in sympathy, we hold in our minds and hearts all those impacted by the horrible events of Monday in Boston.