RITU@L is staffed by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life
Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and Chaplain to the University
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 and Chaplain, 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, a master of divinity degree from Chicago’s McCormick Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Practices Fellow for Spiritual and Religious Life
Amber Latimer is Lawrence's inaugural Practices Fellow for Spiritual and Religious Life. As a former Director and Assistant Director for the Gap Experience Program at St. Norbert College, Amber has firsthand experience mentoring emerging adults and helping them navigate their transformative college years. Her dedication to serving students allows her to focus on the impact of programming within the office. Amber's personal and professional travels have taken her to Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, Southeast Asia, and Europe. These travels together with her life experience and work in therapeutic wilderness environments brings with it a balanced approach to global issues, a commitment to learning and educating, and a respect for the work of Lawrence and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life.
In her free time she enjoys being outdoors with her partner and their dog, spending time with family, and catching up with her friends - many of whom she met as a student at LU.
Avery is a Third Year Violin Performance Major and Psychology Minor. They are looking forward to meeting this year's participants and introducing the practice of deep listening, while also hoping to explore the Tibetan singing bowl in her own time. When Avery feels a lot of anxiety in her body, they like to let their body move to get all that energy out (aka jump around in their dorm to music)!
Molly is a rising senior majoring in Psychology and English and minoring in Education Studies and Creative Writing. When she’s overwhelmed by the world, she really enjoys journaling — whether that be by writing five pages or even just one line that stuck with her throughout the day. She is really looking forward to exploring a variety of gratitude rituals to see how she might be able to incorporate them throughout her days and is excited to welcome retreat participants to Lawrence.