Affiliate Chaplains

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Austin Kim

Austin has served on staff at Asian Baptist Student Konionia (ABSK) at Brandeis and other campuses for over fifteen years after being a member as an undergrad at MIT. After studying computer science there, Austin went to law school at Boston College and now works as a patent attorney. He also serves as a deacon at Antioch Baptist Church in Cambridge.

ABSK is a Christian fellowship on college campuses around the country composed of students who seek to know and love Jesus Christ through a life shared with Him and each other. Through Bible studies, fun fellowship and activities, lots of food, and real friendships, we learn more about God, one another, and ourselves. Our Bible studies are generally on Friday nights at the Shapiro Campus Center. Anyone is welcome to join!

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Sharon Kumar

Sharon was born and raised in Middle East and has now resided in New England for several years. She graduated from UMass Dartmouth and currently serves as a co-team leader for the Cru Boston Western Suburbs Staff Team, and as Cru campus staff at Brandeis and Babson. She enjoys connecting with students, and helping them engage in questions about college, life and what it could be like to know God and be known by Him. In her free time, Sharon enjoys running Spartan Races, painting landscapes and enjoying good food and conversation with community.

Cru Brandeis Christian Fellowship is part of an interdenominational Christian student movement. It exists to be a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Wherever you might be in your journey of faith, we invite you to join us to explore and enjoy God together!

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Marianne Smith

Marianne is a graduate of Connecticut College with a Liberal Arts Bachelors in Environmental Biology and holds a Masters degree in Missional Church Movements from Wheaton Graduate School in Wheaton, IL. She is in her 14th year serving with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and for the last 10 years has served Brandeis, specifically serving graduate students and faculty. She particularly enjoys encouraging students to think through the integration of their faith and profession in ways that cause flourishing and common good.

InterVarsity is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances communities of students and faculty who witness to Jesus as Savior within the vocational context of the campus.  It supports students to engage in discipleship around Scripture.