The Rev. Terra Winston-Sage ’00 has been appointed Lawrence University’s next Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and university chaplain.
Winston-Sage, who has served as associate dean since 2018, will provide leadership and counsel in the alignment of social justice and faith and the facilitation of student conversations about spirituality, faith development, religious diversity, community building, and social justice commitments. She will also provide pastoral care as well as assist with memorial gatherings.
Winston-Sage, an ordained Presbyterian minister who earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies at Lawrence, said this new role continues the fulfillment of a dream that began in 2018 when she returned to campus to work with Lawrence’s diverse student body.
“My experience has taught me how important it is to show up with sincerity, grounding, and openness to meet people where they are along their spiritual journey,” she said.
Chris Clarke, vice president for student life, said he’s thrilled to add Winston-Sage to the senior leadership of the Student Life division.
“Terra brings insight, expertise, and energy to the role,” he said. “She will aid our division in going forward to serve our students and our community. Her passion for Lawrence combined with her thoughtfulness, her creativity, and her student-centric approach will continue to build bridges and bonds in our community.”
Winston-Sage, a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, brings a wealth of experience and diverse perspective – as a Lawrence student, alumna, and in various professional roles, including serving with Community Peacemaker Teams, an international organization, and developing organization-wide strategic directions and collaborative congregational outreach efforts.
After earning her degree from Lawrence, Winston-Sage earned a Master of Religious Studies degree from the University of Chicago, a Master of Divinity degree from the McCormick Theological Seminary, and a Master of Theology degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary.
Her appointment follows the retirement of the Rev. Linda Morgan-Clement, who joined Lawrence’s administration in 2016 as the University’s first dean of spiritual and religious life. She is retiring at the close of the academic year on June 30.