Campus Chaplains & Religious Advisors

Chaplain,
Collegiate Religious Center

Fr. Alfredo Porras is a priest of the Diocese of Worcester who serves as Catholic Chaplain at WPI and as Diocesan Master of Ceremonies. Born in Venezuela, he has lived in Worcester for most of his life. Fr. Porras is a proud alumnus of WPI, and while he was a student he was also involved with the Newman Club, the Concert Band, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. He graduated in 2013 with a BS in Computer Science and Interactive Media & Game Development and then continued to study Philosophy and Theology. He received his STB from the Pontificia Universita S. ...

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Religious Club Advisors

Amy L'Heureux

Amy L'Heureux

Amy L'Heureux, Event Planner (WPI Events Office)

Advisor for the Pagan Circle

I support our students by working with them, teaching history, traditions, folklore, and spiritual exploration, and supporting them in their journey in any ways they may need while at WPI. I’ve got a great Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: 'The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.'

Chris Robertson

Chris Robertson

Chris Robertson, Head Football Coach (Athletics)

Advisor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Having worked at WPI for the better part of twenty years, I have come to love this place and feel at home around such amazing people, staff, faculty, and especially, students. Having faith is such an important part of keeping a balance to our busy lives and believing in something greater than all of us can help us keep that perspective to have the strength to persevere anything that life sends our way.

Amy Beth Laythe

Amy Beth Laythe

Amy Beth Laythe, Senior Associate Director of Residential Operations (Residential Services)

Advisor for Hillel

Being Jewish runs the spectrum from the religious to the cultural to the learner. I am here to support students on their journey of learning what being Jewish means to them.

Nicholas Bertozzi

Nicholas Bertozzi

Nicholas Bertozzi, Senior Instructor (Robotics Engineering)

Advisor for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Paula Fitzpatrick

Paula Fitzpatrick

Paula Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., Director for the Center for Well-being (Student Affairs)

Advisor for the Meditation Club

David Ortendahl

David Ortendahl

David Ortendahl, Executive Director of Advancement (University Advancement)

Advisor for Christian Bible Fellowship

Feel free to reach out to me! Faith is so personal and I'm happy to meet you in a quiet corner of campus with a coffee to learn more about you and the questions, joys, or concerns you might have.

Elder Mayase Sikazwe

Elder Mayase Sikazwe

Elder Mayase Sikazwe, Student Employment Coordinator (Talent and Inclusion)

Religious Advisor for Students of the Black Diaspora

Did you know that God cares about you? In Jeremiah 29 v 11 He says, 'For I know the thoughts that I have for you,' declares the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.