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The Reverend Stephen Butler Murray is Skidmores new college chaplain. He replaces Eric Two Wolfs Payne, who completed a one-year term as interim chaplain. Along with full-time chaplains duties, Murray is a lecturer in the philosophy and religion department and serves as associate director of the Intercultural Center.
Murray holds an M.Div. from Yale and is working on a Ph.D. at Union Theological Seminary. At Yale he directed a summer internship program in community service and social justice, and he has served as chaplain at Suffolk University in Boston. Most recently he was associate minister of the Scarsdale Congregational Church.
At Skidmore Murray oversees the chaplains office, including the Jewish chaplain, Rabbi Linda Motzkin; the new coordinator of Catholic student life, Catherine Minnery; and the new coordinator of Jewish student life and interfaith programming, Margo Bloom Olson.
Minnery picks up the work of Sister Rosemary Sgroi, who left Skidmore for a position at St. Peters Hospital in Albany. After a twenty-five-year career in graphic design, Minnery served for the past five years as a pastoral associate, focusing on youth ministry and religious education, at St. Peters Church in Saratoga Springs. She has youth-ministry certification from the Albany diocese.
Olson, who takes on a new program-coordinator position, has been curator of education for the National Racing Museum in Saratoga Springs and director of education for the Junior Museum in Troy, N.Y. She holds an M.Ed. from the University at Albany. SR