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Staff & Religious Advisors

Meet the Spiritual Life team: chat over chai, find community or resources, connect with people, get involved with programs that center on questions of spirituality and meaning, seek spiritual care. 

Who we are


Jigna Shah
Assistant Dean of Rockefeller Chapel and Director of Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life Program Assistant
Anna Duong-Topp
Adrian Rentz

Yoga Facilitator
Rachel Carbonara

Meditation Team:
Stacy Alan
Vera Dragisich
Anna Duong–Topp
Nicole Yan

Spiritual Life Partners

Spiritual Life recognizes individuals from particular traditions who serve the campus as a whole, and also works with campus partners from key offices. 

Advisors, listed below, work with Spiritual Life and other campus partners to provide support for members of their own and other traditions. They may be clergy or representatives of non-profit organizations, or faculty or community partners who work with students of traditions where no professional advisor exists. Advisors sign and abide by the Ethical Framework for Religious and Spiritual Life.

Campus Partners

Swapna Chinniah & Jacqueline Gaines
The College

AJ Deloney (LCSW)
Student Wellness

Karen Pryor
Center for Leadership and Involvement


Rev. Stacy Alan 
Episcopal Chaplain and Director, Brent House

Rev. Brad Beier 
Pastor and Campus Minister, Living Hope Christian Church

Rabbi Yossi Brackman
Rabbi and Executive Director, Rohr Chabad Jewish Center

Rev. Angie Buchanan
Advisor for Pagan Students

Olivia Jansen 
Campus Minister, Multi-Ethnic InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Jacob Judd 
Coordinator, Latter-day Saints Student Association

Rev. Dr. Woo Min Lee 
United Methodist Campus Ministry at the University of Chicago & Hyde Park Korean United Methodist Church

Rabbi Anna Levin-Rosen 
Executive Director, Newberger Hillel Jewish Center

Fr. Andrew Liaugminas 
Chaplain and Director, Calvert House (Catholic Center)

Deidre Little
Campus Minister, Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Rebecca Luft
Co-Chaplain, Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy and Fellowship

Fr. Philip Maikkula
Orthodox Church in America Diocese of the Midwest

Matthew Moran
Associate Director, Calvert House (Catholic Center)

Moises Mendez
Pastor, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Christians in Business)

Rev. Elijah Mueller 
Chaplain, Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy and Fellowship

Bing Nieh 
Pastor, University Ministry of Christ Church Chicago

Charles Nolley 
Advisor, Bahá’i Association

David Park
Pastor, MakeNew Christian Fellowship

Kathy Shiau
Interim Area Director, InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship

Michael Schnabel
Buddhist Advisor

Rev. Eric Shutt 
Advisor to Buddhist Association and Soto Zen Priest

Swami Ishatmananda
Hindu Advisor, Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago

For Advisors Only

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