Who We Are

Director

Rev. Rebecca Liberty

As of September 1, 2018, Rev. Rebecca Schlatter Liberty is the Director of The Wilson Center. Rebecca has experience with religious and spiritual life at several universities, including Stanford University and Santa Clara University. At Santa Clara, she served as a campus minister with students from any religious background or none, developing programs to help students make decisions for their future according to their deepest values and convictions. From those conversations emerged her book, The Treasure Hunt of Your Life: Seeking Your Calling, Encountering God, Finding Yourself.

Born in the Midwest and raised in Silicon Valley, Rev. Liberty earned her Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Amherst College, her Master of Divinity at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Harvard Divinity School, and her Master of Business Administration at Marylhurst University. She was ordained in the Lutheran church (ELCA) in 2002 and has served congregations in Hong Kong, northern California, and Nevada. Most recently, she served as lead pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bangor, where she lives with her husband (a UMaine alumnus) and two young children.

Email Rebecca at rebecca.liberty@maine.edu.

 

Board of Directors

Rabbi Bill Siemers President (Rabbi, Beth Israel Congregation)

Theodate Lawlor, Vice President (Still Water Sangha)

Dr. John Maddaus, Secretary (Retired UMaine Faculty, Orono United Methodist Church)

David Kroehler, Treasurer (Orono United Methodist Church)

Dr. Sandy Caron (UMaine Faculty)

Laurie Cartier (UMaine Staff, Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor)

Joanie Ellis (Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor)

Mary Cathcart (Retired UMaine Staff, Saint James Episcopal Church)

Silvestre Guzman (UMaine Staff)

Rabbi Darah Lerner (Rabbi, Beth El Congregation)

Dina Yacoubagha (Islamic Center of Maine)

Khusro Kidwai (Islamic Center of Maine)

Rev. Lorna Grenfell (Pastor, Church of Universal Fellowship)

Sister Miriam Devlin (Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception)

Baidehi Roy (UMaine Graduate Student)

Ann Pollard-Ranco (UMaine Undergraduate Student)