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The Office of the Chaplains

We provide the Colgate community with a dynamic, friendly, and supportive place in which to seek answers to life’s biggest questions. We encourage students to become the best versions of themselves, growing as people of integrity and commitment. 

Contact Us!

The Office of the Chaplains is located in the Garden Level of the Memorial Chapel.  To contact us, see below or e-mail at or call 315-228-7682.

The main office is generally open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.

Our Staff

Corey MacPherson
University Chaplain
and Protestant Campus Minister

Phone: 315-228-7889

Corey is a confidential resource.

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A favorite aspect of Corey’s job is that he gets to accompany students on their spiritual journey. He especially enjoys working with the 12 different religious groups represented on campus and loves how they support and encourage one another. Before coming to Colgate, Corey served as Vice President for Spiritual Development and Church Relations at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. Prior to that, he was the founding pastor of North Shore Church in Stony Brook, NY where he also served on the Institutional Review Board at Stony Brook University Medical Center for seven years. Corey enjoys speaking and writing, and has written numerous devotionals as well as articles on preaching and servant leadership, and he is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post Religion Blog. He is always honored to speak at college and university chapel services across the country. Corey earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. Corey loves spending time with his family, and they are currently halfway through their quest of visiting every major league ballpark.
Mark Shiner
Catholic Campus Minister

Phone: 315-228-7680

Mark is a confidential resource.

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Deacon Mark Shiner is the Catholic Campus Minister and one of the Faculty Directors of Ciccone Commons. He started working at Colgate in July, 2003. A graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, Mark was ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of Syracuse in 2012 after an additional four years of post-seminary training. He has served on Colgate's Student Affairs Board, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, NCBI, and many other projects, and he has advised numerous student groups within and beyond the chaplaincy. He has been a guest lecturer in a number of Colgate classes on topics including Catholicism, the Bible, and contemporary music. His passions outside of work and ministry include playing drums and guitar, writing, and spending time with his family.
​Barry R. Baron
Associate University Chaplain and Campus Rabbi

Phone: 315-228-6709

Barry is a confidential resource.
Alisha Duclos
Office Manager

Phone: 315-228-7682
Caleigh Tuttle
Administrative Assistant


Jeremy Baker

Dianne Adams McDowell
Chapel Music Director

Father Jason Hage
Pastor, St. Mary's Church