- M.Div (Master of Divinity), Vanderbilt University Divinity School
- B.A. Religion; Integrated Marketing Communications, Simpson College (Iowa)
After working for two years at the College of Wooster as Interim Director of Religious & Spiritual Life, Erin Guzmán has been named the [Interim*] Henry J. Copeland Interfaith Chaplain and Director of RSL. (*This title will officially take affect after Erin’s ordination service, TBA this Fall).
Erin first started at Wooster in 2017 as an Affiliate Campus Minister in RSL and served as the Director of Student Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church on campus. Over the past few years, Erin has assisted the CDI with various programs, events, and trainings, worked closely with student groups, led on-campus mindfulness and Christian worship services, and accompanied students and staff on Fall and Spring Break service/immersion trips. She holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, with educational concentrations in pastoral care related to grief-transitions and theological ethics connected to race, gender, sexuality, disability, and other aspects of embodiment.
Erin is near the end of her ordination process to become a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She is also seeking credentialing in Multifaith Spiritual Direction and plans to complete formal training as a mindfulness coach. Erin has backgrounds in communications and design, education and event planning, and faith-based community organizing. She enjoys deep conversation (preferably on a rooftop/patio/porchsetting), preaching and teaching, spending time in her inflatable kayak, stand-up comedy, and searching for the best vanilla latté. Erin also has an amazing quarantine rescue dog named Toffee, who has her own Instagram account (@rev.toffeedog) and a growing Wooster fan-base.