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Maeba J.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. 



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