Deacon of Worship
Victoria Doll ’17
Tori assists in the planning and celebration of the university’s worship life. She serves as the worship assistant each Sunday in chapel and also plans Tuesday Night Watch.
Tori loves being involved in religious life and community service groups on campus. She is the current secretary and a member of Lutheran Student Movement and is also a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Tori is a part of Sigma Alpha Iota, a professional music fraternity for women as well as taking part in choral performing groups on campus. She also enjoys running and reading in her free time and is a member of the women’s cross country and track and field teams.
Deacon of Service
Amy Sowers ’15
French major; religious studies and theatre double minor
As deacon of service, Amy's main duty is planning and executing large service events throughout the year. Events include the CROP Hunger Walk in September, Fair Trade Festival in December and 30-Hour Famine, as well as Lutheran Youth Day in the spring. In this position, Amy also assists the other deacons in their duties as needed.
Amy is involved in a wide variety of organizations on campus. She is a member of Lutheran Student Movement, for which she has also served as a member of the executive board. She loves to sing and she serves as the vice president of Susquehanna’s a cappella group Harmonic Combustion. She studied abroad in Rennes, France, in the fall of 2013, and upon her return was inducted into Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society. Sowers loves to travel and learn languages, and she hopes to continue her world adventures again soon.
Deacon of Spiritual Nurture
Katie McCoy ’15
Music education major, vocal emphasis
Katie's main job as deacon of spiritual nurture is to plan Christian fellowship retreats for the Susquehanna community. She also organizes and creates the Lenten Devotional, as well as assists with other events happening through the chaplain's office.
This past school year Katie served as the deacon of worship and is looking forward to stepping into this new role. She is a member of Susquehanna's Lutheran Student Movement and is an active member of Sigma Alpha Iota, which is a professional music fraternity for women. She sings in the University Choir and is a member of Susquehanna's chapter of the Collegiate Music Educator's National Conference.
Katie's favorite activities in religious and spiritual life at Susquehanna are the weekly Lenten services and Christian fellowship retreats.
Deacon of Social & Environmental Justice
Wesley McDonald ’17
International studies major, comparative cultural studies emphasis
The deacon of social and environmental justice tries to encourage communication between the university and the surrounding community. Wesley helps organize programs and activities to help both groups work collaboratively to be a source of positive change by learning to recognize and make an effort to correct various forms of social injustice.
Wesley enjoys finding God's love and presence in the simple things, so he is excited how these will become apparent to the Susquehanna community through this new position. He also likes breakfast and apples.
Student Assistant to the Chaplain
Melani McLean ’15
Fort Gratriot, Mich.
Religious studies and creative writing double major; Jewish studies and diversity studies double minor
As the student assistant to the chaplain, Melani's duties include publishing the religious and spiritual life newsletter every semester, recruiting new students interested in religious life, and helping to update the religious life webpages on the Susquehanna website. In addition, she assists the deacons with events and publicity.
She is involved eight religious organizations and is president of both the Religious and Spiritual Life Council and the pre-ministry group. Melani’s self-proclaimed talents include laughing at nearly everything and turning falling into an art form, but she also enjoys writing poetry, singing and eating peanut butter. She is considering seminary as a possible option for her future and is excited to see how God can use her interests for his service at Susquehanna and beyond.
Student Assistant for Chapel Music
Alethea Khoo ’17
Music Performance Major-Keyboard Emphasis; Asian Studies minor
Alethea's duties as student assistant for chapel music include accompanying the chapel choir, providing music for services on Sunday and arranging and coordinating service music and special chapel events.
She is heavily involved in the music department, participating in band and university choir and teaching in the music preparatory program. Besides playing the piano, she also plays the flute and sings. She enjoys being in Intervarsity of Christian Fellowship, a wonderful group that comes together to glorify God's name. Also, she is a part of Sigma Alpha Iota, the women's music fraternity on campus. When she finds occasional free time, Alethea likes to compose, crochet and read.
Student Assistant to the Chapel Choir
Sarah C. White ’16
Music Education Major-Instrumental Emphasis