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 Interim 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.  

SAB Members 2020-2021

Aidan Stoddart

Aidan Stoddart '21

Student Advisory Board member
I am a resident in Eliot House concentrating in the comparatives study of religion. My main interests are early Christianity, the New Testament, and mystical theology. In addition to serving on the... Read more about Aidan Stoddart '21
Alden Fossett '21

Alden Fossett '21

Student Advisory Board member
I’m originally from Los Angeles, CA. I study art history and African-American studies, focusing primarily on contemporary black photography. I love attending Memorial Church and am also very... Read more about Alden Fossett '21
Alexandra Grayson

Alex Grayson ’22

Co-Head Student Deacon

Hi, my name is Alex! I’m a resident in Lowell House concentrating in Molecular & Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health & Health Policy. I’ll be spending the year at home in Northern Kentucky, where my home church, Trinity Episcopal Church of Covington, is also located. From church camps and Sunday School to... Read more about Alex Grayson ’22

Davis Bailey

Davis Bailey '22

Church School
Teacher, 1st-2nd grade
Student Advisory Board member

Davis Bailey grew up in Dallas, Texas, with his parents and younger brother and younger sister. Since moving to Cambridge, he has... Read more about Davis Bailey '22

Ellie Corbus

Ellie Corbus ’20

Choral Fellow
Harvard University Choir
Student Advisory Board member

I am a resident in Lowell House studying psychology and I’m from San Francisco, Calif. My connection to Memorial Church is through UChoir, which I joined at the beginning of freshman year.... Read more about Ellie Corbus ’20

Katherine Courtemanche

Kath Courtemanche '21

Student Advisory Board member
Choir Fellow
Senior Choir Secretary
I'm a resident in Pforzheimer house, studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, with a secondary in Classical Civilizations. I'm originally from Lexington, Mass., and have been... Read more about Kath Courtemanche '21
Kayla Manning '22

Kayla Manning '22

Student Advisory Board
Church School
Teacher, 1st-2nd grade

Hi, I'm Kayla! I am a proud member of Adams House studying Statistics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. I grew up attending Church School at Salado (Texas)... Read more about Kayla Manning '22

Lawrence Jia

Lawrence Jia '23

Student Advisory Board
Student Deacon
Hi! I am a resident of Mather House studying applied mathematics, economics, and history. At MemChurch I serve on the Student Advisory Board and as a student... Read more about Lawrence Jia '23
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 I loved it. I've been... Read more about Liam Simons '21
Lily Gulledge

Lily Gulledge '21

Student Advisory Board member

I’m from Mobile, Ala., and a resident in Adams House studying History and Science with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. I’m a Front Desk Attendant here at MemChurch, as well... Read more about Lily Gulledge '21

Rena Cohen

Rena Cohen '22

Student Advisory Board
Junior UChoir Secretary
I’m a resident of Cabot House (yay quad!) and I study Women, Gender, and Sexuality with a secondary in Statistics. I am originally from Gainesville, Florida,... Read more about Rena Cohen '22