Student Advisory Board

The Memorial Church Student Advisory Board was formed in 2014 to empower Harvard students to shape how the church serves the spiritual and intellectual needs of students through their Harvard journey.

The Memorial Church Student Advisory Board advises the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister on an array of issues affecting the student experience at MemChurch. Representatives from the different student groups internal to and affiliated with MemChurch constitute the Board, which meets monthly. Students are expected to bring the concerns of peers, propose ideas for improving student engagement, and engage in efforts to enrich the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the student population. In addition to monthly meetings, the board also participates in social outings such as overnight retreats and local adventures.

Mission:

Provide a forum to privilege the concerns of students while cultivating connections among those who participate in different aspects of MemChurch.

The Board seeks to encourage continuity and extend the rich traditions of MemChurch while remaining attuned to the emerging sentiments of an ever-changing and diverse population.  We aim to enhance the mission of MemChurch and extend its space of grace by fostering a sense of belonging in a community that is prayerful yet playful, challenging yet comforting, and intimate yet never exclusive.  

Alden Fossett '21

Alden Fossett '21

Student Advisory Board member
I regularly attend Memorial Church and dancing to Frank Sinatra brings me joy.
Chrissy Glover

Chrissy Glover MDes '19

Student Advisory Board member
Usher
I'm a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from Savannah, Ga. I enjoy weaving, biking and finding bugs.
Ellie Corbus

Ellie Corbus ’20

Choral Fellow
Harvard University Choir
Student Advisory Board member

I am a junior in Lowell House studying psychology and I’m from San Francisco. My connection to Memorial Church is through UChoir, which I joined at the...

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Eric Wang

Eric Wang ’19

Usher
Student Advisory Board member

I am from Long Island. I am a senior in Dunster House studying economics. I am an usher and serve on the student advisory board. Something that brings me...

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Liam Simons '21

Liam Simons '21

Student Advisory Board member
I'm from Cambridge, Mass., and enjoy spending time outside and with my friends. I started coming to Memorial Church on Freshman Sunday of my freshman year, and... Read more about Liam Simons '21
Maggie Beazer

Maggie Beazer '20

Student Advisory Board member
Usher
I'm from Tooele, Utah and the first blizzard of the Cambridge winter brings me joy.
May Wang

May Wang '20

University Choir Junior Secretary
Choir Fellow
Student Advisory Board member
I'm a junior in Adams House studying comparative literature, originally from lower Bucks County outside of Philadelphia. At MemChurch, I am a Choral Fellow and member of the University Choir, and I also serve as Junior Choir Secretary and on the Student Advisory Board. I find joy in discovering (especially unlikely!) connections with other people, whether through music, literature, or regular everyday life.
Theodora Mautz

Theodora Mautz ’19

Secretary, Harvard University Choir
Choral Fellow
Student Advisory Board member

I am a Mather House resident. I study neurobiology on the Mind, Brain, Behavior track and am originally from Oregon. At Memorial Church, I am a member of...

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