Reese Williams named new Student Chaplain



Junior Reese Williams being commissioned as the new student chaplain.

Caylin Kitchner, Staff Writer

Today during chapel, Reese Williams was announced and commissioned as Student Chaplain for the 2023-2024 school year. 

According to Williams, the student chaplain is responsible for “ helping Reverend Cori organize and lead chapel for the Upper school, saying prayers, coordinating senior speeches, and so much more.” 

Williams hopes to be able to create an “inclusive environment for all faiths and religions” throughout the 2023-2024 school year. 

When Williams started high school, she said her “outlook on religion changed,” and she started attending church regularly. She began to gain interest in not just her own religion, but in others’ as well. 

During Reese’s junior year, she “read books about saints to the first graders on Saint Stephen’s day” and participated in numerous chapels as a member of chapel council. She strived to “make sure that everyone was included no matter their faith.”

Williams said she “plans to make chapel more interactive and engaging, allowing students to have more of a voice in planning, making it possible for all faiths to be shared in chapel creating a more diverse environment.”

By “speaking with students, adding singalongs, organizing games, and taking suggestions,” Reese plans to make chapel enjoyable and inclusive.

She explained that because the rising senior class will be smaller than previous years, “new and exciting things will be brought to chapel.” 

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Student Chaplain, Reese Williams!