Religious Advisers and Staff
Catholic Adviser, Father Jaehwa Lee, Bond 300 ( Tues, Thurs, Sat)
Father Jaehwa has a B.S. from Columbia University, M.S. from University of Pennsylvania, and an M.Div. from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary of Archdiocese of Philadelphia.He was appointed to the TriCo Newman colleges in 2011 from Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Before the TriCo ministry, He has served the Newman Catholic Apostlate at Drexel University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and University of Pennsylvania before joing the Tri-Co Newman Catholic Apostolate. He also served as a Parochial Vicar at Ss. Peter and Paul and Maternity B.V.M. of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. TriCo Newman Website
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Adviser, Trevor Morse, Bond 301
Trevor Morse has been on staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 2009, and has been Swarthmore's campus staff since 2011. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2009 with a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and completed his internship with InterVarsity at Bucknell University in 2010. He currently resides in Swarthmore with his wife Ashley, and enjoys cooking, reading, and games. He loves to talk about about Jesus, food, Japan, and pogonology.
I grew up in a liberal-observant Jewish home in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, about an hour away from Swarthmore. I went to Boston University for undergrad, where I surprised myself by majoring in religion. I decided to become a rabbi a few years after I graduated from BU, when it became clear to me that there is nothing in this world that I love more than studying Jewish text, contemplating large realities, and connecting with other Jews and religious people of all stripes. I have completed my studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and when I'm not doing rabbinic work or study, you might find me painting, singing, drumming, contra dancing, knitting, reading some good sci-fi, working out, playing board games, or hiking in the Wissahickon watershed (or possibly rewatching Firefly).
Religious and Spiritual Life Adviser, Joyce Tompkins, Bond 202
Parrish 125 ( Tues. and Thurs afternoons)
Phone: 610-328 -8328
Joyce holds a B.A. in Classics from Cornell University, did graduate work in religion at Yale University and graduated with an M.Div from the General Theological Seminary in New York. She is ordained in the Episcopal Church and has served as a parish minister, a counselor for European au pairs, and as counseling staff at Marquette University.
Joyce regularly shares her "Spiritual Reflections" wth the community, a sampling of her recent colums:Lessons from Trees, A Brooklyn Story ,What I Did Not Do On My Summer Vacation, Free the Chairs, A Waltz in the Garden
Ailya Vajid, Muslim Student Advisor, Bond 200
As a graduate of the College (2009), I am very excited to be back in a new role. Swarthmore holds a special place in my heart, as I trace so much personal, spiritual and intellectual growth to my time here. After graduating from Swat, I completed an MTS at Harvard Divinity School, and then worked at a non-profit organization whose mission and vision center on human dignity and equity, which it pursues through advocacy and educational programs around social justice and human rights, particularly focusing on the rights of Muslim women. In my role at the College, I love working with students both in and outside of the interfaith community. When not discussing spirituality, larger realities, or early Islamic history, you may find me out in nature, hiking, meditating, or reading.
Interfaith Center Intern, Salman Safir, IC Big Room, Wed. 7-9:00pm
Salman is currently a sophomore at Swarthmore College interested in Educational Policy. Salman is heavily involved with both the Intercultural Center and the Interfaith Center, acting as a joint intern bridging the two communities. After Swarthmore, Salman hopes to attend law school to study to be an educational lawyer. In his free time, Salman has been known to watch the Green Bay Packers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Cleveland Indians. Come visit him during his office hours to obtain any help planning events or learning to facilitate an intensive discussion ranging a large spectrum of topics!