Lucy A. Forster-Smith
Senior Minister in the Memorial Church
The Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith is Sedgwick Chaplain to the University and Senior Minister in the Memorial Church. Before joining Harvard in January 2014, she was Chaplain of the College and Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota for 20 years. Prior to that, she served in campus ministry positions at Carroll University, the University of Washington, and Muskingum College. She has Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Her most recent book, Crossing Thresholds: The Making and Remaking of a College Chaplain (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books), was published in 2015. Rev. Dr. Forster-Smith also edited College and University Chaplaincy in the 21st Century: A Multifaith Look at the Practice of Ministry on Campuses across America (SkyLight Paths Publishing, October 2013), a collection of essays written by chaplains in higher education settings that reveals the powerful ways that chaplains are engaged with religious, spiritual and moral lives of students and the campus community.