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Center for Religious & Spiritual Life
Helen Hills Hills Chapel
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
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Phone: (413) 585-2750
Fax: (413) 585-2794

The Center for Religious & Spiritual Life is located at 123-125 Elm Street, on the corner of Elm Street and Round Hill Road.

Matilda Cantwell

Interim Director for Religious and Spiritual Life

email E-mail phone (413) 585-4595 office Chapel B14

Reverend Matilda Rose Cantwell is the Interim Director for Religious and Spiritual Life at the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Smith. She served as CRSL's Senior Fellow for Interfaith Initiatives for three years, working with the Center to promote its Justice, Identity and Social Change theme, and collaborating with others to undergird and rejuvenate social justice work with contemplative and reflective practices. She works closely with various religious and non-religious student organizations on campus, faculty, staff and community partners; and especially enjoys both her collective and one on one conversations with students. She serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Smith School for Social Work and teaches in the SSW Continuing Education Program. She was a Shapley Booth Fellow for the 2014 Institute for Religion in the Age of Science conference where she presented a paper entitled Beyond "Belief:" Shifting the Discourse on Religion in Higher Education and Beyond; and also served as a fellow in the Kahn Institute. Matilda holds a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from Lewis and Clark College, an MSW from Smith College School for Social Work, and an MDiv from Yale Divinity School.

Maureen Raucher

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Program Coordinator

email E-mail phone (413) 585-2754 office Chapel B7

Maureen is a program coordinator for the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. She has worked at Smith since 2002 and now advises student religious organizations on funding, event planning, and logistics. Maureen supervises and manages Center programs and events, acting as the building liaison with students groups, college departments, and public program planners. She supports the Center director, the Steinem Initiative, and Smith's community religious advisors. Maureen has a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kim Alston

Center for Religious and Spiritual Life Program Coordinator

email E-mail phone (413) 585-2753 office Chapel B6

Kim Alston is a program coordinator for the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life. She is responsible for coordinating programs, events and activities for the Center and supporting student organizations, faculty, staff, the Steinem initiative, community groups and religious advisors in collaborative partnerships. She focuses on logistics, project management, event planning and marketing. Prior to coming to Smith, Kim worked as a newspaper journalist, public affairs manager and non-profit administrator. She attended Boston University and received her MPA from Clark University. She is member of the College's Inclusion Council, Climate Study Working Group, and served last year as co-chair of the Otelia Cromwell Day Committee.

Anne White

Student Aid Society

email E-mail phone (413) 585-2757 office Chapel Choir Loft Level

Anne White has worked for the Smith Student's Aid Society since 1999. Her passion for stories led her to become a classics major at the University of Massachusetts, with a concentration in myth.

Among her interests, White is a regular moviegoer, an avid reader and enjoys knitting in her spare time. Because of her lifelong interest in nutrition and fitness, she enjoys cooking, daily walks and strength training.

Grant Moss

College Organist

email E-mail phone (413) 585-3167 phone (413) 585-2757

Grant Russell Moss is a Senior Lecturer in music and has served since 1983 as Organist to the College. A Nebraska native, Moss is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and holds the doctor of musical arts degree from Yale University. He has appeared as soloist at summer organ festivals in Methuen (MA) and Round Lake (NY), the Great Organ Music at Yale series, and in concerto performances with all of the Five College orchestras as well as the Springfield Symphony and the Pioneer Valley Symphony. As accompanist, he has toured many times with the Smith Chamber Singers. In addition to his duties as teacher of organ, piano and harpsichord, he is conductor of the Smith handbell choir.