The Spiritual Life Office at Westminster is run by Jamie Haskins, our campus Chaplain as well as Maeba Jonas, our Chaplain Resident.
Department: Student Life Office
Location: Hunter Activity Center,Second Floor
Phone: +1 (573) 592-5262
Rev. Jamie Haskins currently serves as Director of Spiritual Life, Chaplain and Instructor of Religious Studies at Westminster College. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She earned her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religious Studies, from Stetson University in Deland, Florida and completed her graduate studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2009.While at Vanderbilt, she was involved in a living wage campaign for Vanderbilt Employees and was co-founder of the Economic Empowerment Coalition, an organization devoted to bridging issues of economic justice with local congregations. She was also co-chair of the Divinity School's Office of Women's Concerns.
Following her graduate studies, Jamie was awarded a "Minister in Residence" position through the Transition into Ministry program, funded by the Lilly Endowment for Theological Education. The residency was developed and directed by the Congregational Immersion Project, based out of the Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt. As a result of this residency, Jamie served as the Minister of Faith Formation and Social Justice at University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Seattle, Washington from 2009 to 2011.
Jamie is passionate about cultivating, promoting and sustaining an active life of faith that centers on social justice, inclusion, and radical hospitality. In addition to her campus and church ministries, she has also served as a community organizer and social activist, working with organizations such as Tennesseans Against the Death Penalty, Jobs with Justice, and Interfaith Worker Justice.
Jamie lives with her spouse, Sarah Klaassen, in Columbia, Missouri where Sarah serves as the Pastor of Rock Bridge Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). When not at work, Jamie and Sarah can be found hiking, biking, camping or engaging in other activities that allow them to explore the beautiful back roads of Missouri.
Title: Chaplain Resident and
Coordinator of Community Engagement
Department: Student Life Office
Location: Hunter Activity Center, First Floor
Phone: +1 (573) 592-6213
Maeba Jonas serves as Chaplain Resident and Coordinator of Community Engagement and Service-Learning at Westminster College. Maeba is a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with a Concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. As a Fulbright Scholar in Nepal, she conducted research on faith-based responses to social change amongst Buddhist nuns working on anti-sex trafficking and prevention. She later worked in public health research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University on a longitudinal study looking at HIV/AIDS risk behavior of the intravenous drug using population of inner city Baltimore. There she helped launch a pilot study to assess spiritual and religious belief as a predictor of recovery from addiction.
In 2014, Maeba earned her Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School with a certificate in Education, Leadership and Ministry. While at Yale, she served as a member of the Student Council and as co-coordinator of the Yale Women Seminarians. Along with the Associate Chaplain of Yale College, Maeba was a co-leader of a social justice service-learning program in New Haven, Connecticut through the Yale Chaplain’s Office. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she served as Chaplain to the Pediatric Intensive Care and Hematology/Oncology Units. Before coming to Westminster, she traveled to Israel/Palestine on a Two Brothers Fellowship for purpose of Biblical Study in the Holy Land. Maeba is currently in the ordination process with the United Church of Christ.