The Rev. Arrington Chambliss is the Executive Director of Life Together. In 2008, she founded the Relational Evangelism Pilot Project that later merged with the Micah Project, another diocesan, young adult intern program, to become Life Together. From 2003-2008, she served with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Marblehead, MA as the Associate Rector. Arrington has a longstanding history of working with programs committed to youth, community development, social justice, movement building, and spiritual growth. She worked as a campus organizer for the Campus Outreach Opportunity League and with a team launched Project Leadership, Education, Employment Education Opportunities (LEEO) engaging gang-affiliated young men as leaders in their communities.
After receiving her Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1999, Chambliss founded No Ordinary Time, an organization that worked with faith-based leaders, artists, and community organizers to integrate Christian contemplative and reflective practice into people’s active and public lives. In 2001, she was selected as a Rockefeller Fellow exploring with leaders from the private, public and non-profit sectors how to more effectively engage democracy to create a more peaceful and just society. She currently serves on the Boards of Episcopal Service Corps, Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation (EGR), the Episcopal Diocese of MA Commission on Ministry and the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI). In the coming year, Arrington will focus on fundraising, program development and the spiritual formation of the fellows. Contact Arrington
Jason Long is the Managing Director of Life Together. In 2008, Jason joined four other young leaders to form the
first class of fellows for the Relational Evangelism Pilot Project. At the end of his year in the RE program, Jason worked with the director to craft a plan for expansion and was ultimately, hired on as the Associate Director. In 2009, Jason co-founded Life Together with Arrington Chambliss. This is his fifth year with the organization.
Jason is a graduate from the Boston College Graduate School of Theology and Ministry where he studied religion and social movements, pastoral ministry, and community formation. He brings extensive experience working with youth and young adults–building community, leading small groups, and coaching leaders. He is passionate about peer leadership models, convicted about the church’s role to be an agent of change in the world, and deeply convinced that the Episcopal Church is poised to play a major role in reimagining what church can be for all of us. He is currently an active trainer in the Leading Change network, and he serves on the boards for Episcopal City Mission, and Be the Change Kenya. Contact Jason
Kendyll Hillegas works with Life Together as a graphic design consultant. During the 2009 program year, Kendyll served as a Relational Evangelist at Church of the Holy Spirit in Mattapan. After completing her fellowship year, she coached two fellows for Life Together, and worked as the Team Coordinator for Leadership Development Initiative (LDI).
Kendyll is a graduate of Gordon College, where she studied painting, theology and community arts. She is passionate about beauty, community and reconciliation and is deeply grateful for work that allows her to pursue these values in real-time. Contact Kendyll
DUNCANHILTON Training Coordinator
Duncan is the Training Coordinator, responsible for all aspects of the monthly leadership development and spiritual formation trainings. He is a teaching assistant in Marshall Ganz’s class at the Harvard Kennedy School, “Organizing; People, Power, Change” and also served as Field Coordinator for the Promise Arizona campaign.
A graduate of Harvard Divinity School and a former minsiter-in-training, Duncan is drawn to Life Together’s mission to make change in the world that is measurable, meaningful, and rooted in the Spirit. Contact Duncan
ISABELLEJENKINS Alumni Relations Coordinator
Isabelle Jenkins worked as a Relational Evangelist in the 2010-2011 Life Together Year at Church of the Good Shepherd. In Watertown, MA There, Isabelle worked with various members of the Watertown community to build the town’s first community garden in conjunction with the Watertown Housing Authority. The purpose of the garden is to bring together the Housing Authority community with its neighbors as well as to promote healthy eating and green living. Isabelle is continuing her work with Life Together in a different and new role: Alumni Coordinator. In this work, Isabelle hopes to extend the Life Together community beyond the one year of service that interns complete and create a supportive family-like network where we can lean into each other and provide resources for the challenging and life-giving work of ministry.
Isabelle is a graduate from the College of the Holy Cross where she studied Religion and Ethics. In addition to her work with Life Together, Isabelle is a first year Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School and a Field Education Intern in the College of the Holy Cross’ Office of College Chaplains. She brings extensive experience in working with college-aged students in Spiritual Formation, leading retreat programs, and working with small groups, as well as being a trained community organizer. She is passionate about working at the intersection of faith, intellect, and justice. Contact Isabelle
The Rev. Tricia de Beer is Chaplain for Life Together. In this role, she supports the intentional communities which live together–gathering their small group leaders (prayer partners) monthly for mutual support and providing consultation and written resources to fellows and prayer partners. She also provides pastoral support to individual fellows in times of need, participates in the development of the program and training designs, and provides support to teams creating worship for various events.
Tricia has been an Episcopal priest for more than 25 years and has served as rector in a variety of settings. She received an M.Div. at Chicago Theological Seminary and a D.Min. at the School of Theology at the University of the South. She is a spiritual director and did her training with the Shalem Institute. She has been a trainer of small group leaders with the Education for Ministry Program for more than 30 years. Tricia is committed to both the personal /spiritual transformation and the social transformation at the heart of this program. She serves on the board of Be the Change Kenya, which was seeded by Life Together and has served as a volunteer chaplain with Leadership Development Institute. Contact Tricia