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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 Assistants
Anna Duong-Topp
Wuxing Lin
Nicole Yan

Spiritual Life Intern
Shradha Jain

Yoga Facilitator
Rachel Carbonara

Meditation Team:
Stacy Alan
Vera Dragisich
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

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 (Presbyterian Church in America)

Rabbi Yossi Brackman
Baila Brackman, Director, Rohr Chabad Jewish Center

Rev. Angie Buchanan
Advisor for Pagan Students

Rev. Taylor Franchuk
Living Hope Church (Presbyterian Church in America)

Sarah & Zachary Gates
Campus Ministers, Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Swami Ishatmananda
Hindu Advisor, Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago

Olivia Jansen 
Campus Minister, Multi-Ethnic InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Jacob Judd 
Coordinator, Latter-day Saints Student Association

Allie Kutrubis
Staff, Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) and Athletes in Action

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

Rebecca Luft
Chaplaincy Assistant, Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy and Fellowship

Fr. Philip Maikkula
Priest, Orthodox Christian Fellowship (Eastern Orthodox Church)

Matthew Moran
Associate Director, Calvert House (Catholic Center)

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

Bing Nieh 
Associate Pastor, University Ministry of Christ Church Chicago (Evangelical Protestant)

Charles Nolley 
Advisor, Bahá’i Association

Pastor David Park 
MakeNew Christian Fellowship (Gracepoint Church, Southern Baptist Convention)

Matthew Podszus
Staff, InterVarsity and Poema

Michael Schnabel
Buddhist Advisor

Rev. Matthew Stuhlmuller
Pastor, Lutheran Campus Ministry (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)

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

Wenxu Zhang
Advisor, UChicago Confucian Commons

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