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Spiritual Life Coordinator

Please contact Director Ande Diaz regarding any information about the Spiritual Life Program.
Ande Diaz (401) 254-3317

The Reverend Nancy Hamlin Soukup

University Multifaith Chaplain
Reverend Soukup is RWU's new University Multifaith Chaplain. She has worked for many years in higher education, specifically in centers and institutes at Harvard and Brown University that focused on international, multicultural and multireligious issues. Rev. Soukup is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and is currently completing a D.Min. at Anodver Newton Theological School.

Intercultural Center
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 254-3433

Rabbi Marc Jagolinzer

Rabbi Jagolinzer is a very active religious leader in Rhode Island.  He has served on several councils, including a term as the President of the Rhode Island Board of Rabbis. He has been a member of the RWU chaplaincy for several years.  He is also a chaplain at Johnson & Wales University.

Temple Shalom
220 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 846-9002

The Reverend Stephen Dandeneau

Father Dandeneau has just joined as one of RWU's religious advisors. Ordained in June, he is the new assistant pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Bristol. As part of his assignment, Father Dandeneau will serve RWU's Catholic community and will condcut a Mass Sunday at 2 pm in Global Heritage Hall (GHH) Room 206.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
141 State Street
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 253-9449

Reverend Daniel Randall

Pastor Dan was born and raised in the small farm town of Sheldon, Iowa. From there he attended the University of Northern Iowa and Yale Divinity School. Pastor Dan, was ordained in 1987 and has served UCC churches ever since. In 2001 he was called to Active Duty in the USAF, where he served as a chaplain overseas and in Washington D.C. before moving to Bristol in 2003.

First Congregational Church of Bristol
281 High Street 
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 253-7288

All of our chaplains hold various office hours at the university.  They are also available for appointments outside of specified office hours.

Chaplain Videos

Rabbi Marc Jagolinzer

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Reverend Daniel Randall

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