Staff & Office Hours
Chaplains are confidential resources who are available for talking about sensitive topics that seek a private setting.
Meet Our Staff
Jenn is the point person of our husband/wife Jewish Chaplaincy team. She comes to Hamilton College from Toronto where she was employed in programming for a large synagogue and a Jewish community organization. She has degrees in Religious Studies and Education and is active in social justice work.
Michael, along with his wife Jenn, is part of the Jewish chaplaincy, taking on the role of ritual and ceremonial leadership. In addition to his responsibilities as Headmaster for the Hebrew Day School in Syracuse, NY. In his previous role in Toronto, Michael was involved in program direction for a large synagogue and most recently Admissions Director for a Hebrew Academy, with graduate degrees in Jewish Studies and Education.
Fr. Peter El Hachem
Fr. Peter is a Maronite Catholic priest who is also trained in the Roman Catholic liturgical rites. Ordained to the priesthood in his native Lebanon, he served parishes in Beirut and South America, before coming to his current role as Pastor for St. Louis Gonzaga Church in Utica, NY. Fr. Peter celebrates mass on campus typically on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and is available for confession or informal conversation on those days.
Togan Timothy Kohlbrenner
Syracuse Zen Center/Advisor to Meditation Club
Resource for Weekly Sitting Meditation