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The Rev. Alison L. Boden, Ph.D.The Rev. Alison L. Boden, Ph.D.

Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel

Email: aboden@princeton.edu     

Tel: (609) 258-6244

Office: Murray-Dodge 205A

Dean Boden is passionate about the intersection of the life of the Spirit and the life of the mind, and about faithful, critical conversation and action about what comprises justice and solidarity.  She finds academic institutions to be particularly fruitful and diverse places to reflect on these things, and so has served for almost three decades in university chaplaincy – at Princeton since 2007 and previously at the University of Chicago, Bucknell University, and Union College.  She has authored numerous articles, chapters and posts on religion in addition to a book, Women’s Rights and Religious Practice (Palgrave 2007).   She has participated in a variety of capacities with non-governmental organizations, particularly on the topic of women of faith as intentional agents of peace-building and security.  She is a contributor to The Carter Center’s Scripturally Annotated Universal Declaration of Human Rights and an editor of www.lovestrugglesresist.com.   She is a minister in the United Church of Christ.


TheRev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames

Associate Dean of Religious Life and of the Chapel

Email: tthames@princeton.edu

Tel: (609) 258-3621

Office: Murray-Dodge 206

The Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames is the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. As an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, she served as a local pastor in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for nine years before joining the ORL team in 2016. Dean Thames is a graduate of Howard University, Duke University Divinity School and Wesley Theological Seminary.  She is passionate about the intersections of theology, gender, organizational development, and social justice. She is a challenging preacher, thoughtful theologian, and devoted friend. Dean Thames is a lover of life and music who prioritizes self-care and believes that radical joy is resistance. She is involved with the Princeton community through student engagement, pastoral care, overseeing religious programs, and regularly preaching at the University Chapel.


PPenna Roseenna Rose

Director of Chapel Music

Email: prose@princeton.edu

Tel: (609) 258-3654

Office: University Chapel Office

Penna Rose is the Director of Chapel Music at Princeton, where she oversees the musical program at the University Chapel and directs the 80-member Chapel Choir. She is also an Artist-in-Residence at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Ms. Rose has conducted at Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall in New York as well as on Broadway. Ms. Rose holds degrees from Michigan State University and Union Theological Seminary.


Eric PlutzEric Plutz

University Organist

Email: eplutz@princeton.edu,

Tel: (609) 258-3016

Office: University Chapel Office

Eric Plutz is the University Organist and plays for weekly services at the Chapel, official University Services and solo concerts. In addition, he accompanies the Chapel Choir during services and concerts, and he is the coordinator for the weekly After Noon Concert Series. Mr. Plutz earned a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.


Liz PowersLiz Powers

Chapel Administrator

Email: epowers@princeton.edu

Tel: (609) 258-3048

Office: University Chapel Office

 


Edgar Gomez

Chapel Sexton

Email: gomez@princeton.edu

Tel: (609) 258-3050

Office: University Chapel Office


 Lisa McGurr

 Chapel Sexton

 lmcgurr@princeton.edu

Tel: (609) 258-3050

Office: University Chapel Office