Contact Information

Allison Cornelisse

781-736-3574

acorn@brandeis.edu

Allison Cornelisse

Allison Cornelisse

Allison Cornelisse is the Catholic Pastoral Associate in the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.

With a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry and concentration in Education from Boston College, Allison is passionate about how we listen for the movement of God in our lives. Through one on one discussion, facilitating multiple faith-sharing groups at a Newton parish as well as end of life work at a Waltham elderly care facility, Allison’s passion is not only listening for the call of God as we make decisions about the future but also looking back, retrospectively, to make sense of decisions or experiences in the larger journey of life. Allison has a longtime passion for interfaith dialogue and appreciation. As a part of the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, Allison enjoys organizing dinners and gatherings which bring together the chaplains and students from the diverse faith communities at Brandeis.

Outside of her ministry work, Allison cultivated her passion for environmental stewardship to bring about concrete change. She assisted with the founding of a local, community farm, helped to start a website to encourage elementary aged students to walk to school and participated as a certified food vendor at her town’s farmer’s market.

Allison is married with two teenage sons and, as a born Canadian, has lived in both the United Stated and Canada. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, knitting and baking cookies.