Supporting Spiritual Journeys

Religious Survey

Cochran Chapel is home to Phillips Academy's spiritual advisors. They seek to create a welcoming environment for all people whether part of a particular religious/faith/spiritual community or not. To better serve our students, we ask that you complete the survey.

The Andover Chaplaincy, representing diverse religious and philosophical traditions, is committed to supporting the spiritual, emotional, and ethical journeys of the Andover community.

We seek to:

  • Create a safe harbor, a place of hospitality, and a sacred space that is welcoming to all people–those with or without religious, spiritual, or philosophical affiliation.
  • Cultivate a campus climate of genuine respect across diversities and differences of worldviews, safeguarding human dignity and the personal spiritual welfare of all members of our community.
  • Promote religious literacy and interfaith cooperation and dialogue for the greater purpose of fostering understanding and appreciation of global religious and spiritual traditions.
  • Nurture the traditions of Andover’s religious communities with opportunities for worship, reflection, study and deepening of faith, as well as with social gatherings and cultural events celebrating the rich and varied gifts of the particular groups.
  • Encourage life’s big and small questions, fostering an environment for exploring and incorporating the spiritual aspects of one’s identity.
  • Collaborate with community members in prophetic work toward justice, peace, and love of neighbor.
  • Offer pastoral care and a public presence–accompanying, empowering, supporting, comforting, and healing in times of crisis and celebration.
Student Faith Clubs
  • Andover Christian Fellowship
  • Catholic Student Fellowship
  • Culture, Philosophy, and Religion
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Muslim Student Union

    Catholic Confirmation Retreat at Log Cabin

    The People of Cochran Chapel

    Meet our chaplains and advisors.

    Rabbi Michael Swarttz

    Has been known to break out his stand-up comedy routine at faculty talent shows.

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    Dr. Mary Kantor

    “I see my role with a bit more focus on spirit–as dwelling in the messy in-betweens of navigating a life of wholeness, wellness, and joy.”

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    The Rev. Gina M. Finocchiaro ’97

    The Rev. Gina M. Finocchiaro is ordained in the United Church of Christ and is deeply involved in justice and social issues.

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    Noureddine El Alam

    Instructor

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    Abbey Siegfried

    “I always say that I love music—obviously, I’m a musician—but I love people more than I love music.”

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    Organ in Cochran Chapel

    Chaplaincies

    Learn about our various chaplaincies and their student faith-based clubs.

    Exterior of Cochran Chapel

    Student Clubs

    Students, with the guidance of advisors, run our faith-based clubs.

    Handbell choir

    Chapel Music

    The chapel plays host to myriad musical groups and performances throughout the academic year.