As you know, we’ve grown a lot over the last year — our community center is brimming every week with speakers and service programs, student and alumni meetings, and so much more, and the Humanist Community Project is connecting with people all over the country. To sustain this growth and support our even bigger plans for next year, we are thrilled to announce that we have hired enthusiastic Humanist community organizer Conrad Hudson as the new Executive Assistant to the Chaplain/Administrative Manager and longtime local community leader Chelsea Link ’12 as the new Campus Organizing Fellow.
Both Chelsea and Conrad bring a wealth of experience to these new positions. Chelsea is a graduating senior at Harvard College, where she was the Vice President of Outreach for the Harvard Secular Society and President of the Harvard College Interfaith Council, and was recognized with our Service to Humanity Award for her many philanthropic endeavors. Conrad is a graduating senior at The University of Kansas, where he founded and organized the award-winning conference ReasonFest and served as Vice President and President of KU’s Society of Open-Minded Atheists & Agnostics. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming these exciting new additions to the team!
As we celebrate Conrad and Chelsea’s arrival, we also say a goodbye. After two years as Assistant Humanist Chaplain, John Figdor MDiv ’10 is heading out to California to launch the Humanist Community at Stanford. John was the first person to go through our Humanist track in the Masters of Divinity program at Harvard Divinity School, a program he helped create that will see several new students enroll this fall. While we are excited for the community at Stanford, we will miss John’s fire and his spirit and we thank him for his service and commitment to our community.
Though we are adding two new members to the staff and saying goodbye to one, you’ll still see some familiar faces. Greg Epstein MTS ’07 will stay on as the Humanist Chaplain, Sarah Chandonnet MTS ’09 will continue as the Outreach and Development Manager, Chris Stedman will be the new Assistant Humanist Chaplain and Values in Action Coordinator, and James Croft Ed.M ’08 will continue to serve as the Research and Education Fellow.
For more information about these changes, as well as a sneak preview of what is coming up next year, head on over to The Friendly Atheist for an exclusive interview with Greg and Chris.