Office of Spiritual and Religious Life - Staff at a Glance

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life is housed within the second floor of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, also known as Sabin House.  Professional office staff includes the the Dean and the Administrative Assistant/Sabin House Coordinator.  We are proud employers of student employees called Interfaith Activators. Interfaith Activators assist the office in the facilitation and operation of a safe multifaith environment and serve as our link to students and faithbased groups.  Taize Interns plan and lead our bi-weekly Taize services that are held at the Center for SRL and All Saints Episcopal Church.  The Filmographer and Editor for the Spiritual Lives@Lawrence project films and produces the interviews.

Professional Staff

Linda Morgan-Clement  

Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Linda Morgan-Clement 2017Joining Lawrence University in September 2016, Linda Morgan-Clement brings a passion for interfaith dialogue and does the daily work of encouraging the Lawrence community to embrace relationships within and in service to spirituality. As Dean, she provides direction in and around faith by encouraging collaborative approaches to weaving the campus community together wherever possible.  Creating a brave and safe space, offering pastoral care, teaching, ministering locally, and being a stable campus touch point are just a few of the ways that Linda serves Lawrence.    

Linda Morgan-Clement earned a bachelor’s degree from Carroll University in 1980, a master of divinity degree from Chicago’s McCormick Theological Seminary in 1984 and a doctor of ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 2005.

Karen Brennan

Administrative Assistant / Sabin House Coordinator

Karen Brennan 2017As a support to the Dean and Coordinator of Sabin House, Karen began her time at Lawrence in February 2017.  She is a strong supporter of the many students, staff and faculty that come to the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, and enjoys being a part of the higher education community. Karen feels that the development of a person as a whole is an important responsibility that each student faces, and to support those efforts through faith and spirituality is a gift and a privilege. 

Student Employees

John Newhall

Spiritual Lives at Lawrence - Filmographer and Editor

I joined the staff of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life in the Fall of 2016 and have enjoyed working directly with the dean and the various members of the Lawrence community in telling their stories. My own faith drew me to this role and my love of film was a perfect match with the Spiritual Lives at Lawrence video series. 

Alyssa Ayen  student alyssa ayen

Interfaith Activator

UW summer Music Clinic, Badgerland Girls Scout Camp, and Lawrence research assistant are just a few of my previous work experiences before joining as an Interfaith Activator.  Music and dance are passions for me, and I am an Environmental Studies major, campus volunteer, and an avid gardener with interests in opera, theater, choir drama, and debate and forensics.  Being employed at Sabin House helps me to encourage respect for all beliefs. 

Hamza Ehsan student. Hamza Ehsan

Interfaith Activator

My name is Hamza Ehsan and I am a sophomore and an international Pakistani student.  I am a practicing muslim and I joined the team as Sabin House because I wanted to help create a more hospitable space for other religious and spiritual students on campus while also educating myself on other religions.  I like engaging in meaningful discussions on religion and try to learn something new with each discussion.    

Michaela McElroy student Michaela McElroy

Interfaith Activator

I am a sophomore Anthropology major, campus food recovery volunteer, and a member of Lawrence Christian Fellowship. I love to read about different places around the world, and ancient history. I am from Dalton, Wisconsin. I am a WELS Lutheran. I became an Interfaith Activator because being exposed to different faiths, and religious practices allowed me to grow in my own faith and better understand where my beliefs fit into the world around me, and I would like to help other students at Lawrence experience that.

emily staff photo.jpgEmily Midyette

Interfaith Activator

New Staff Employee in Spring term 2018.  





Sadie Hennen and Katie Mueller - 2017Sadie Hennen

Taize' Intern

I am a multi-interested first-year student at Lawrence University, and I am thrilled to finally be here. After graduating from Cretin-Derham Hall High School in May 2016, I left my hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota to travel for a year both nationally and internationally and learn outside of a formal educational setting. It was a whirlwind year full of remarkable adventures, but I am excited to settle down and to begin integrating myself into the vibrant Appleton community.Katie Mueller

Katie Mueller

Taize' Intern

I am grateful to be able to learn, serve, and grow alongside other Lawrentians as I start my positions as Taize Intern at the Center for SRL! This will be a great hodgepodge of music, faith, and new friendships. Come talk to us if you're interested in Taize or want to learn more about it! We'd be all smiles to share.  I am a sophomore and part of Lawrence's long history of singers. 

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