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The Office of the Chaplains

We provide the Colgate community with a dynamic, friendly, and supportive place in which to seek answers to life’s biggest questions. We encourage students to become the best versions of themselves, growing as people of integrity and commitment. 

Contact Us!

The Office of the Chaplains is located in the Garden Level of the Memorial Chapel.  To contact us, see below or e-mail at chaplainsoffice@colgate.edu or call 315-228-7682.

The main office is generally open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Our Staff

Corey MacPherson
cmacpherson@colgate.edu
University Chaplain
and Protestant Campus Minister

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A favorite aspect of Corey’s job is that he gets to accompany students on their spiritual journey. He especially enjoys working with the 12 different religious groups represented on campus and loves how they support and encourage one another. Before coming to Colgate, Corey served as Vice President for Spiritual Development and Church Relations at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. Prior to that, he was the founding pastor of North Shore Church in Stony Brook, NY where he also served on the Institutional Review Board at Stony Brook University Medical Center for seven years. Corey enjoys speaking and writing, and has written numerous devotionals as well as articles on preaching and servant leadership, and he is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Religion Blog. He is always honored to speak at college and university chapel services across the country. Corey earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Corey loves spending time with his family, and they are currently halfway through their quest of visiting every major league ballpark.
Deacon Mark Shiner
mshiner@colgate.edu
Catholic Campus Minister

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Deacon Mark Shiner is the University Chaplain and Catholic Campus Minister and one of the Faculty Directors of Ciccone Commons. He started working at Colgate in July, 2003. A graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, Mark was ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of Syracuse in 2012 after an additional four years of post-seminary training. He has served on Colgate's Student Affairs Board, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, NCBI, and many other projects, and he has advised numerous student groups within and beyond the chaplaincy. He has been a guest lecturer in a number of Colgate classes on topics including Catholicism, the Bible, and contemporary music. His passions outside of work and ministry include playing drums and guitar, writing, and spending time with his family.
Annette Goldmacher
aggoldmacher@colgate.edu
Interim Director of Jewish Life
Alisha Duclos
aduclos@colgate.edu
Office Manager
Caleigh Tuttle
crtuttle@colgate.edu
Administrative Assitant     
Jeremy Baker
jtbaker@colgate.edu
Custodian
Dianne Adams McDowell
dianneadamsmcdowell@gmail.com
Chapel Music Director
Father Jason Hage
Pastor, St. Mary's Church

Weddings

Alumni, faculty, and staff may host a wedding on campus during the summer months. Visit Colgate's wedding page for more details.

 Contact the Office of Summer Programs at 315-228-7760 or summerprograms@colgate.edu.

Memorial Services

The Office of the Chaplains can help you and your family plan a memorial service for a loved one. The chaplains can perform the service, or simply be here for support. To inquire, contact us at chaplainsoffice@colgate.edu or 315-228-7682. 

Memorial Chapel

The Colgate Memorial Chapel is home to the Office of the Chaplains, and is central to religious life on campus. The main Chapel is used for Catholic Mass and University Church Worship on Sundays, as well as for large audience events such as Gospel Fest and Baccalaureate. To learn and see more, click here.  

In addition to the Office of the Chaplains, the Garden Level offers another smaller interfaith Chapel called Judd Chapel, a reception room, a kitchen, practice rooms, and a small library. To reserve the main Chapel, please contact Lorraine Joseph in the Music Department.  For reservations in the Garden Level, contact Alisha Duclos.