Illinois Wesleyan
Office of Multifaith Engagement

Staff

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Rev. Dr. Monica Corsaro

Interim Dean of Students

As interim Chaplain through this 2020-2021 academic year, Monica will lead the Office of Multifaith Engagement and work with the Multifaith Ambassador team, RSOs, Student Affairs colleagues and many others to support the vibrant spiritual and worldview diversity on our campus.  While she has spent most of her adult life in Washington State, she was raised right here on the Illinois prairie and came home in 2017 to serve as the Director of Spiritual Life at Knox College.  Monica's passions are serving students in higher education by helping them integrate their identities and find their voice.  While a seminary student herself, Monica began a student ministry to students at the Colorado School of Mines.  As an associate pastor serving in Spokane, WA, she began a ministry to students at the Intercollegiate School of Nursing.  From there, she served in Seattle with Trinity United Methodist Church, University Temple United Methodist Church, and as the first ever chaplain in the Planned Parenthood organization.  Monica then served as the Ecumenical Campus Minister for the University of Washington.   Monica earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Illinois State University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology, and a doctoral degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.  You may contact her at mcorsaro@iwu.edu!  

Contact: (309) 556-3814mcorsaro@iwu.edu


Multifaith Ambassadors

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Wah Chook

Nursing major and Advocacy and Religious Diversity minors '22

Contact: lchook@iwu.edu

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Emma Garcia

History and Philosophy '21

Emma Garcia

Contact: egarcia1@iwu.edu

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Ali Khatai
Ali Khatai

Computer Science '23

Ali Khatai 

Contact: akhatai@iwu.edu

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Shruti Pattekar
Shruti Pattekar

Behavioral Neuroscience major and Religious Studies minor '21 

Shruti Pattekar

Contact: spatteka@iwu.edu

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Hailey Stephens
Hailey Stephens

English-Writing '21 

Hailey Stephens

Contact: hstephen@iwu.edu

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Ivana Valencia
Ivana Valencia

Psychology and Sociology '21 

Ivana Valencia

Contact: ivalenci @iwu.edu

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Katherine Watson
Katherine Watson

History major and Religious Studies minor '22 

Katherine Watson

Contact: kwatson1@iwu.edu

  



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