Rev. Brittany Longsdorf
University Chaplain for International Students
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Find her Facebook page: BU Religious Life for International Students
Rev. Brittany Longsdorf, with the help and support of the Marsh Chapel team, is pioneering the nation’s first University Chaplaincy program with a specific focus on international students. This creative new venture endeavors to extend spiritual hospitality to one of the largest international student bodies in the United States. Rev. Brittany is responsible for programming events, planning exciting activities, and lending pastoral care and counseling to Boston University International students. She serves on the religious life council, and is on the senior staff of Marsh Chapel.
Before coming to Marsh Chapel, Rev. Brittany worked as a campus minister in the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University. There she started 6 new programs that catered to international students, women on the fringes of faith, devotional religious study, and interfaith dialogue. She has also worked as a social justice campus minister at her alma mater, Graceland University, in Lamoni Iowa.
Rev. Brittany Longsdorf completed an undergraduate degree in Religion, Philosophy, and English at Graceland University. In 2013, she completed a Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary with a focus on World Religions and Culture. As an ordained minister of the Community of Christ church, a progressive peace church with interdenominational roots, Rev. Brittany is a minister of the word and sacrament.
Having traveled to 6 continents and over 30 countries, Brittany’s interests are primarily in culture, language, travel, and exploring. It is in community and authentic relationships that she finds the Sacred and feels most fulfilled, especially if that community involves cooking delicious food. Rev. Brittany focuses her external academic studies on the intersection of art and architecture with different religions of the world, particularly Hinduism. Her ministerial interests are nonviolent communication, women’s spirituality, interfaith activism, eucharistic living, meditation, and sacred social justice.