Interfaith Chaplaincy

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!

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Religious and Spiritual Life Council
135C Woodbury Campus Center
(207) 228-8093
http://usm.maine.edu/interfaith

 

Dr. John Eric Baugher
Buddhist Advisor
USM Dep’t of Sociology, Portland Campus
(207) 780-4490
jbaugher@usm.maine.edu

 

The Rev. Kate Dalton
United Church of Christ Chaplain
(207) 846-3773, x14
kate@firstparishyarmouth.org

 

Diane E.
Pagan Advisor

 

The Rev. John Haslam
InterVarsity Christian Chaplain

(207) 838-6745
john.haslam@maine.edu

 

Sarah Holmes
University Liaison to the R&SL Council
Assistant Dir. of Student Life & Diversity
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
(207) 780-5767
sholmes@usm.maine.edu

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Larrey Homan
Micmac / Native American Advisor

(207) 671-2032 (daytime cell)
lhoman@usm.maine.edu

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. Contact him directly.

 

Reza Jalali
Muslim Advisor
USM Multicultural Center
Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
(207) 780-5798
reza@usm.maine.edu

 

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Brian King
Young Life Advisor (Christian)
(207) 653-1659
Brian.a.king@maine.edu

 

Steve Lafrance
Int’l Church of Christ Advisor (Christian)
(786) 925-0075
stevelafrance@ymail.com

 

Farshid Mahmoudi
Bahai’i Advisor
farshid.mahmoudi@maine.edu

Jesse Morris
Cherokee / Native American Advisor
(207) 642-4294
jmorris@cmcc.edu

The Rev. Evan Pillsbury
InterVarsity Christian Chaplain to Faculty
(207) 523-9071
evan.pillsbury@maine.edu 

 

Joy Segovia
Catholic Newman Club Advisor
Joy.Segovia@portlanddiocese.org

 

 

The Rev. Allison VanderLinden
InterVarsity Christian Chaplain to Graduate Students
(207) 449-9672
vanderallison@gmail.com

 

 

The Rev. Rus Willette (Co-Chair)
The Navigators Christian Chaplain

(207) 272-3799
coachrus@gmail.com

 

 

Rebecca Wohl-Pollack
Jewish Advisor

Director, Hillel of Southern Maine
(207) 939-1522
so.me.hillel@gmail.com

 

 

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.

Sincerely,

Sarah Holmes, Administrative Liasion

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