If you have a religious, ethical or personal question you would like to discuss confidentially, the University Chaplain, the Chaplain for the Catholic Community, the Chaplain for the Jewish Community, and the Chaplain for the Muslim Community are available to talk with you. Call for an appointment, or simply drop in. Regular private time for longer-term spiritual guidance and development can be arranged.
A search will begin soon for our next University Chaplain.
Fr. Michael Rothan
Chaplain for the Catholic Community
Father Michael W. Rothan was the Pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fatima Chapel, St. Benedict the Abbot Church in Lebanon Pennsylvania and was chaplain at Lebanon Catholic School. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rothan of Millersville and one of five children. He attended 12 years of Catholic school in Lancaster County after which he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Shippensburg University. Fr. Rothan then received his PA certification in Biology and Chemistry from Millersville University.
After having taught in both the Public School system and the Parochial School system, he was accepted into the Program of Priestly Formation for the Diocese of Harrisburg. He attended St. Vincent Seminary where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, a Master of Arts degree in Sacred Scripture, and a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained a Diocesan Priest, June 5, 2004.
His previous assignments include: Parochial Vicar, Good Shepherd Church, Camp Hill Pennsylvania, Chaplain at Trinity High School; Parochial Vicar, Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Middletown Pennsylvania; Pastor, San Benito del Abad in Lebanon (St. Benedict); Pastor, St. Joan of Arc, Hershey Pennsylvania.
He has authored five books: 61 Minutes: Homilies and Reflections from the year of Mark; 61 Minutes: Homilies and Reflections from the year of Luke; 61 Minutes: Homilies and Reflections from the year of Matthew; "Home Free" Autobiographical, and a children's book: A Squirrel's Tale of a Crow's Feat.
Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer
Chaplain for the Jewish Community
Berelson Center for Jewish Life
Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer comes to Bucknell from positions as rabbi at Beth Israel Synagogue of Roanoke, Virginia; Beth Sholom Synagogue of Memphis, Tennessee; and Congregation Am Haskalah of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
She received rabbinic ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), a course of study that included spending a year in Israel at the Conservative Yeshiva of Jerusalem. During seminary, she held a series of well-received rabbinical internships in six synagogues in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, two senior care centers, as well as work with three synagogue religious schools and Goucher Hillel of Maryland. She also co-led two spiritually themed Taglit-Birthright trips for ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal.
Rabbi Glazer also spent two years as an interfaith organizer during her seminary time. She founded Philadelphia Emerging Religious Leaders (PERL), a nationally acclaimed organization that brings together seminarians and religion students across Philadelphia for interfaith engagement. She has also volunteered as an interfaith spiritual coach since 2003.
Prior to becoming a rabbi, the New York State native received her Bachelor’s degree in Government at Cornell University and then held a 15-year career as a journalist, editor and foreign correspondent, mostly working in Latin America & the Caribbean. She enjoys photography and art, yoga, current events, hiking and nature, singing and all kinds of music.
Rabbi Glazer welcomes seekers – anyone looking to deepen their Jewish or spiritual connections, and any and all opportunities for using the tools of Jewish Tradition and Culture to enrich our lives and our spirits. She is delighted to serve the Bucknell community, and she looks forward to many great adventures ahead!
Mouhamadou B. Diagne
Chaplain for the Muslim Community
South Campus Apartments, Building 2, Room 104
Mouhamadou Diagne joins Bucknell University after serving as the Assistant University Chaplain at Columbia University in the City of New York. There, he helped coordinate interfaith programming, providing spiritual care to students of all faith traditions, including Muslim Students. He is also a board member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC) and a member of the Association of College Muslim Chaplains (ACMC) and the Association of Muslim Chaplains (AMC).
Born in Dakar, Senegal, Mouhamadou immigrated to the United States at age 12 with his family. After overcoming initial challenges of not speaking the language, he eventually began succeeding academically and engaging in community service, eventually securing the Posse Foundation Full Tuition Leadership Scholarship to attend Carleton College. While at Carleton, he majored in psychology and concentrated in educational and cross-cultural studies, but his most significant experience was working as a Chaplain's Associate during his four years there. The passion of promoting religious understanding through facilitating interfaith dialogue and through creating programs led him to pursue a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. He complemented his coursework in Islam and African Religions with involvement in local mosques and Muslim community organizations throughout the Boston/Cambridge area.
Mouhamadou Diagne is passionate about promoting religious and cross-cultural literacy in order to help reduce prejudice and foster healing and inclusivity for society's vulnerable and marginalized populations. He looks forward to helping Muslim students deepen their connections to scripture and the tradition of our beautiful religion and develop a sense of purpose while at Bucknell.