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, the Associate Dean, and the Administrative Assistant/Sabin House Coordinator. We are proud employers of student employees as assistants, specialists, and 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.
Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
Joining 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.
Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
In August of 2018 the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life rekindled a relationship with Terra Winston, an alumna of Lawrence University. As Associate Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life, Terra will enhance the office by building dialogues across campus, provide spiritual care to the students, staff and faculty, and also bring a presence that will strengthen the ideals of inclusivity and collaboration. After graduating from Lawrence, Terra continued her education and worked in various roles that support social justice. With a grounded nature and firm grasp of what makes up an ethical commitment, Terra's experience both within and beyond the Lawrence community make her an asset in any environment.
After earning her bachelor’s degree from Lawrence, Terra Winston 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
Administrative Assistant / Sabin House Coordinator
As a support to the Dean and Coordinator for 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.
I am a Junior 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.
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 junior and part of Lawrence's long history of singers.
I am a sophomore currently studying Religion and Psychology. I am from the great state of Wisconsin and as a true Wisconsinite, I am a Packers fan (Go Pack Go!). I love learning about different world religions and enjoy engaging in interfaith conversations. I am very excited to be working at Sabin house with such wonderful people!
If you are interested in becoming a student employee in the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, please visit Handshake via the Lawrence Link.