Interfaith Chaplaincy

The Rev. Rus Willette

Chaplain, The Navigators Christian Fellowship


135 Woodbury Campus Center, Portland Campus

Contact Information

Phone: 207-272-3799

"The Navigators: Advancing the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.   This calling tells us that the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom are just that - Good News - and it should feel like Good News to all with whom we connect."

Weekly programs are listed on the Student Groups page.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me at, or if you are looking for us on a given night and cannot find us, call me at 207-272-3799.

Rus Willette, Navigators Director

Religious and Spiritual Life Updates - Fall 2013

Religious and Spiritual Life Updates - Fall 2013


With the recent retirement of Andrea Thompson McCall, there have been some changes with USM's Religious and Spiritual Life program (previously known as the Interfaith Chaplaincy).

Previously located in the historic Deering Farmhouse at 23 Brighton Ave, the program is now housed within Portland Student Life in the Woodbury Campus Center.  The chaplains and advisors have formed the Religious and Spiritual Life Council, chaired by Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Rev. Rus Willette.  Sarah Holmes, Assistant Director for Student Life and Diversity, will be serving as the administrative liaison for the Council.

Additionally, there is a new meditation and interfaith prayer room in Portland Student Life, that students, faculty, and staff may access during regular business hours.

Any help that you could provide in helping students connect with our programs in our new home, would be greatly appreciated.


Sarah Holmes, Administrative Liasion

Rabbi Hillel Katzir and Rev. Rus Willette, Council Co-Chairs