Welcome ………………………………………. Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum ’82

Anthem: Psalm 150 ………………………. Carleton Choir

The Written Word ………………………… Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum ’82
Acts: 2:44-46
Selection from Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Selection from Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

The Spoken Word: Faith, Hope, Love, and Other Works of Science
Fiction ………………………………………….. Rev. Reebee Girash ’96

Moment of Remembrance ……………. Rev. Todd Campbell ’16

Guided Meditation ……………………….. Dr. Alice Alldredge ’71

Mourners’ Kaddish ……………………….. Rabbi Dr. Geoff Claussen ’01

Anthem: The Cloths of Heaven ……. Carleton Choir

Benediction ………………………………….. Rabbi Dr. Geoff Claussen ’01


Alice Alldredge ’71 is Professor Emerita of Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Henry Bryant Bigelow Gold Medal in Oceanography. The same curiosity and awe of the external world that led her to a scientific career also led her to explore the even more wondrous world within through meditation. She has meditated in the Buddhist mindfulness/insight tradition for almost 30 years, has participated in many silent meditation retreats up to three months long, and is trained to teach meditation through Spirit Rock Meditation Center near San Francisco. She currently leads four meditation sitting groups per week (temporarily by Zoom) in the Santa Barbara area. 

Geoffrey Claussen ’01 majored in Classical Languages at Carleton and served as a Chaplain’s Associate in 2000-01. He received his rabbinic ordination and Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. Since 2011, Geoff has been a professor of Religious Studies at Elon University, and he presently serves as the Chair of Elon’s Department of Religious Studies. He and Cantor Katy (Jones) Claussen ’02 live in Greensboro, NC, along with their daughters Eliana and Talya.

The Rev. Reebee Kavich Girash (she/her/hers) is a 1996 graduate of Carleton. Her sermon draws on her experience in the Carleton Science Fiction Alliance, where she served as president in her senior year. She is the Pastor at Pilgrim Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Lexington, Massachusetts and the Denominational Counselor to UCC students at Harvard Divinity School.

Rev. Todd Campbell, Jr. ’16 graduated from Carleton with a religion major and a concentration in African/African American studies. He attended seminary at Duke Divinity School, where his focus was preaching and Baptist studies, and graduated in 2019. Campbell has served as a pastor and worship leader within the Baptist and United Methodist Christian traditions. He currently serves as a chaplain resident seeking board certification at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, NC. Campbell is ordained in the National Baptist Church.

The Cloths of Heaven
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
            —William Butler Yeats