Rev. Deanna Shorb

Dean of Religious Life and Chaplain

Deanna Shorb

The College is a religiously and spiritually diverse community, rich in personalities and filled with students, faculty, and staff who are eager to share their experiences and hear about yours.

Rev. Deanna Shorb

Dear New Grinnellian,

Hello! I want to join the chorus of faculty and staff who are welcoming you to Grinnell College and to our city in such a unique time. The College is a religiously and spiritually diverse community, rich in personalities and filled with students, faculty, and staff who are eager to share their experiences and hear about yours.

My staff and I are interested in learning about your personal religious or spiritual traditions and the ways, old and new, you desire to express and observe them as you make choices of how to practice them as an adult. We have worship, scriptural studies, and dialogue opportunities on campus. We assist students in finding ways to worship in the region as well. The associate chaplain, the imam, and I are all available for confidential counseling and mentoring. The Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice is our campus home; it’s where you’ll find our inter-religious Prayer Garage, a meditation room, and Hindu and Muslim cultural/prayer rooms. We also have a student lounge, the Low-Income Lending Library (LILL), and the Chaplain’s Office Student Pantry.

We seek to continue making Grinnell and the world more inclusive and welcoming. Our goal is to listen to you and your peers and support you inside and outside of the classroom in discerning and developing your goals and embracing your gifts while celebrating your identities.

I look forward to meeting you in the fall!

My best,

Rev. Deanna Shorb
Dean of Religious Life and Chaplain
Center for Religion, Spirituality, and Social Justice, Director

 

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