Who's who in the Chaplaincy team...

Kara Cooper

Spiritual Care Coordinator and Methodist Chaplain – Revd Kara Cooper

Kara has been here at the University since 2014 and has worked in higher education chaplaincy since 2007. In her role as Spiritual Care Coordinator, Kara is happy and able to meet with students of any faith or no faith for pastoral support and community building. Kara is always happy to meet with students to chat about the profound and the mundane, the coursework and the meaning of life. She especially enjoys conversations around feminist theology, mindfulness, politics, and literature. Contact Kara

Paul Taylor

Buddhist Advisor – Paul Taylor

Paul is a lay minister in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition and worked at the University for a number of years. He looks after the campus Zen Meditation Group and jointly helps organise Faithshare termly interfaith meetings. Contact Paul

Monica Li

Chinese Christian Fellowship Pastoral Worker – Monica Li

Monica Li is part of the Chinese Overseas Christian Mission (COCM), working with students in the Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCF) which meets in the Chaplaincy Centre every Friday at 7pm during term time. Contact Monica

Sally Miller

Friends International – Sally Miller

The Friends International Lancaster team support international students on campus and represent a variety of local churches in welcoming those from all over to the world to Lancaster.

Sally came up to Lancaster as a student at the University and has never left! With Friends International Lancaster, she enjoys welcoming students from all over the world to Lancaster and learning more about other cultures. Contact Sally

Natan Fagleman

Jewish Chaplain – Rabbi Natan Fagleman

Natan Fagleman works with students in Liverpool and the Northwest. Growing up in Manchester, he knows a thing or two about the area. He is married to Avital who also hails from Manchester and they have three young children. He has worked as both as a teacher and a rabbi and has strong pastoral skills as a result. He enjoys helping people, and especially enjoy working with students. Contact Natan

Quaker Chaplain – Phil Chandler

Phil represents our Quaker group on campus and coordinates their weekly Meeting for Worship. He is also involved in planning and supporting our termly interfaith gatherings, as well as contributing to the ever popular soup lunches during Welcome Week. Phil is happy to meet with students to chat about Quaker beliefs or practice, or about the merits of good coffee and theatre. Contact Phil

Roman Catholic Chaplain – Michael Docherty

Contact Michael