Lynn Cooper has served as the Catholic Chaplain at Tufts University since 2008. She holds a B.A. from Tufts in Comparative Religion and English, an M.Div from Harvard Divinity School and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry at Boston University. In her eleven years of college ministry, Lynn has seen how disconnection, posturing, and numbing deplete students, distancing them from God, themselves, and one another. She hopes to disrupt the current script by inviting students to explore friendship as sacrament.
Lynn met her spouse Andrew in the storytelling scene of Boston. In this community, she fell in love with the transformation of public space into honest-to-goodness sanctuary. Watching audiences hold stories as the sacred, living things that they are has helped her to rethink how we do church. She and Andrew (a UU minister and chaplain) live in Providence, RI with their two year old son. If becoming a mom has taught her anything it's that spiritual life can thrive in the mucky, messy and mundane.