The Wilson Center for Spiritual Exploration and Multifaith Dialogue welcomed the Rev. Lauren Seganos Cohen as its new director on July 1.

Cohen comes to the Wilson Center with a passion for higher education and multifaith engagement. She was the inaugural interfaith service coordinator at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, facilitating undergraduate opportunities for interfaith and intercultural engagement through community service.

She earned a master of divinity at Andover Newton Theological School, where she was named a 2014–15 fellow in the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education. Cohen also worked with student leaders from a variety of faiths at the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Most recently, she served as an interfaith chaplain at Maine Medical Center, and she currently is the spiritual care coordinator at Inland Hospital in Waterville.

Cohen will be at the Wilson Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Wilson Center’s mission is to create progressive, ecumenical and multifaith dialogue for the UMaine community and through worship, study and service to work for social justice, honor diversity and provide opportunities for spiritual growth. The center’s core value is the equality of all people.

The Wilson Center is located at 67 College Avenue. More information about the center is online.

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