The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life

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WELCOME, CLASS OF 2025!

We hope you are enjoying your first weeks on campus. We at OCRL are excited to welcome you as members of our community. You can read about what our office does here; meet the Chaplains here; and see what we're up to here

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The Chaplains are available by appointment and may be reached by e-mail or phone (see below). They are also always available to care for the University community and may be contacted at any hour through Brown's Office of Public Safety, 401-863-3322.


The Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson
Chaplain of the University
Biography

[email protected]
401-863-2344

Office hours:

Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. Please email [email protected] if you are having trouble connecting.
Page-Robinson Hall Suite 410
To schedule an appointment outside this time, e-mail 
[email protected]
 


Rabbi Michelle Dardashti
Associate Chaplain of the University for the Jewish Community/Brown-RISD Hillel

Biography

[email protected]
401-863-2733

Office hours:

Rabbi Michelle Dardashti is available for booking (for a Zoom call or walk+talk "mobile meeting") via this link; for other times or to meet more urgently, please email her: [email protected].


Page-Robinson Hall, Room 416

 

The Reverend Delphain Demosthenes
Counselor
Biography 

[email protected]
401.863.2344 (OCRL Office)


Christina Germak
Campus Minister, Brown-RISD Catholic Community

[email protected]
401-863-3314

Jermaine Pearson
Associate Chaplain of the University for the
Protestant Community

Biography

[email protected]
401-863-2455

Office hours:

Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Page-Robinson Hall, Room 414


Father Edmund McCullough, O.P.
Associate Chaplain of the University for the
Catholic Community

[email protected]

 

Amir A. Toft, PhD
Associate Chaplain of the University for the Muslim Community
Biography


[email protected]
401-400-9426


Regular office hours: Wednesday, 3–5 pm
Click here to schedule (20-min slots) or email me to make an appointment

 

Our mission is to ensure that a diversity of beliefs have voice and vitality throughout the University community. This website will introduce you to our work, programs and religious life colleagues, as well as resources available to undergraduate, graduate, medical students, staff, faculty, and alumni/ae.