Meet our staff
Director of Religious and Spiritual Life
Parker is currently a PhD candidate in Hebrew Bible at Emory University where she also received her M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College where she studied Religion and Theater. Her research interests include the intersections of religious texts and practice and the impact of archaeology and history on biblical interpretation. Her work with individual faith communities has ranged from preaching to liturgical dance to social justice activism. She has also worked in the non-profit sector on inter-religious collaboration for peace and development. A Saratoga native, Parker is happy to back in the Skidmore community and close to Adirondack hiking and cross-country skiing.
Coordinator of Spiritual Programs
Kim Beekman received her B.A. in Psychology and M.P.A. from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. After grad school, she spent 10 years as a management consultant in Washington DC doing strategic and business planning for the U.S. Dept of Labor, International Monetary Fund, and NYS CyberSecurity. While raising three daughters, Kim certified as a yoga teacher, meditation practitioner, and Ayurveda Wellness Counselor and serves as an active teacher in the community. After two years teaching yoga and meditation classes, Pre-O, and mindfulness retreats at Skidmore's Wilson Chapel, Kim joined the Religious and Spiritual Life staff in 2015 as Coordinator of Spiritual Programs. She is passionate about raising
Coordinator of Jewish Student Life and Interfaith Programming
Lollie began in Campus Life at SkidmoreCollege in 2011. She previously worked for 32 years as a Public Educator for NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. Lollie developed and implemented awareness presentations with the goal of increased understanding and acceptance of people who have disabilities. She has taught people of all ages. Lollie is excited to be promoting a message of mutual respect and positive interactions between people of different backgrounds & faiths and to help in making an active Jewish campus life. She works closely with Skidmore Hillel as well as with the Saratoga Jewish community to bring a variety of Jewish Themed programs to campus. Lollie lives locally and is a member of Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs. She has been on the Schuylerville Planning Board, a Girl Scout Leader, worked as an admissions interviewer at Skidmore and is also an avid gardener. Lollie received a BS from University of Connecticut in Education and an MS in Recreation Therapy from Long Island University.