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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

Staff

Jigna Shah
Assistant Dean of Rockefeller Chapel and Director of Spiritual Life
773.834.1885
jigna@uchicago.edu

Seher Siddiqee
Assistant Director of Spiritual Life and Advisor for Muslim Affairs
773.702.2484
sehers@uchicago.edu

Angela Parkinson
Ceremonial and Special Events Coordinator
773.834.8538
angelaparkinson@uchicago.edu

Brian Dugan, MA in the Humanities, June 2020
Spiritual Life Program Coordinator
Favorite place on campus: Meditation pond
Coffee or tea?: Coffee Favorite candy: M&Ms
Describe yourself: Gryffindor at heart
Fun fact!: I lived in a high school for a year. Yes, in a high school.

Alex Greenwald, MA in the Divinity School 2020
Spiritual Life Program Coordinator
Favorite place on campus: Spiritual Life Office
Coffee or tea?: Coffee Favorite candy: Almond Joy
Describe yourself: I write weird papers
Fun fact!: Cats can be allergic to people (according to Mental Floss)

Erin He, MDiv 2021
Spiritual Life Intern
Favorite space on campus: The Pub
Coffee or tea?: Tea Favorite candy: Chocolate truffles
Describe yourself: Sincere, eager, dependable
Fun fact!: I've been skydiving in Hawaii and took a hot air balloon in Turkey.

Nicole Yan, MDiv 2020
Spiritual Life Program Coordinator
Favorite place on campus: Regenstein
Coffee or tea?: Tea Favorite candy: I don't like candy
Describe yourself: Enjoy life
Fun fact!: I like to learn and experience new things

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

Yu-Yun Liu
Student Counseling Services

Karen Pryor
Center for Leadership and Involvement

Advisors

Rev. Stacy Alan 
Episcopal Chaplain and Director, Brent House

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

 Baila Brackman
Rabbi and Executive Director, Rohr Chabad Jewish Center

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

Rev. Angie Buchanan
Advisor for Pagan Students

Rev. Julian DeShazier 
Pastor, University Church

Nicholas Foster 
Campus Minister, Cru Global Ministries (Campus Crusade for Christ)

Taylor Franchuk 
Pastoral Resident, Living Hope Church

Olivia Jansen 
Advisor, Multi-Ethnic InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Jacob Judd 
Advisor, Latter-day Saints Student Association

Rachel Kim 
Campus Minister, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Alexandra Kutrubis 
Campus Minister, Cru

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

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

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

Rebecca Luft
Presbytera, Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy and Fellowship

Matthew Moran
Advisor, Calvert House (Catholic Center)

Moises Mendez
Graduate Student Advisor, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Rev. Elijah Mueller 
Chaplain, Orthodox Christian Chaplaincy and Fellowship

Bing Nieh 
Pastor, Holy Trinity Church

Renee Nicolas 
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Charles Nolley 
Advisor, Bahá’i Association

David Park
Advisor, MakeNew Christian Fellowship

Joo Won Park
Advisor, MakeNew Christian Fellowship

Angela Parkinson
Advisor, UChicago Confucian Commons

Kathy Shiau
Asian-American InterVarsity

Rev. Matthew Stuhlmuller
Campus Minister, Augustana Lutheran Church

Michael Schnabel
Buddhist Advisor

Ajooni Sethi
Advisor, Sikh Student Association

Rev. Eric Shutt 
Advisor, Zen Buddhist Meditation

Nick Urban 
Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago; U Chicago Buddhist Association

Swami Ishatmananda
Hindu Advisor, Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago

HC Yang
Undergraduate Ministry Director, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship