Religious & Spiritual Life

Meet Our Team

Rev. Katrina Jenkins, M.Div.

Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life

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Rev. Katrina Jenkins serves as the Dean of Religious Life at Rollins College--where she began her second year in August. She is originally from Stratford, Connecticut. Rev. Jenkins holds a BS in Speech Communication from Syracuse University, and received her Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts. She is ordained by The American Baptist Churches, USA, and has begun her 18th year of chaplaincy within a higher education setting.

Prior to coming to Rollins, Katrina served as chaplain at Illinois College for five years. Before this, she was the Protestant Chaplain and Multicultural Center Liaison at Bentley University in Massachusetts for 11 years. Katrina is very involved in the community and hold various positions in local organizations.

Fun Fact: Katrina is a Gold Certified mystery shopper.

Emily Block, M.P.A.

Associate Director of Jewish Student Life

407.646.2083

Emily Blocks comes to Rollins College Hillel after previously serving as the Assistant Director at the University of Connecticut Hillel, where she managed the organization’s engagement and programmatic team. Emily is a Connecticut native- having attended UConn for her undergraduate degree, which she received in Political Science and Human Rights as well as her Masters in Public Administration with a focus in nonprofit management. She was also active in her Hillel in college, serving as president of the student board and as a member of the Board of Directors. It was through her experience with Hillel that her passion for enhancing and empowering Jewish life on college campuses grew.

Emily is beyond excited to be joining the Rollins College and The Central Florida Hillel family. She is looking forward to working with the students, faculty and administration at Rollins College to grow and enrich the Jewish student experience both on and off campus!

Fun Fact: Emily bungee jumped off of the highest commercial bungee bridge in the world!

Imam Abdurrahman Sykes, M.R.S., M.S.W.

Chaplain to the Muslim Community

407.801.5555

Hailing from North Carolina, Imam Sykes Sykes embraced Islam in 1987. He received his Master of Religious Service from the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Virginia. Imam Sykes is also the president of The Islamic Society Leading American Muslims (ISLAM Inc.) Peace Center. He completed his Master of Social Work degree and a graduate certificate in Marriage and Family therapy at UCF and has a practice in Orlando. He has served as a chaplain at Rollins college since 2012. He is a public speaker and addresses the misconceptions about Islam. Celebrating diversity, he strives to build bridges of peace, dialogue, and understanding whereby all men and women come together on common ground in pursuit of peace, freedom and justice for all.

Fun Fact: He secretly plays piano in his spare time.

Michelle Sullivan, B.S.

Sensei to the Buddhist Community

Sensei Michelle Jouyo Sullivan, the youth minister for Volusia Buddhist Fellowship, received her Sensei credentials through the Bright Dawn Center for Oneness Buddhism in 2014. She has been practicing Buddhism for almost 20 years, and began practicing with her primary teacher, Than Chaokhun Sunan Vijitrdhammapani, in 2004. Michelle is a graduate assistant in the Counseling Department and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling here, at Rollins College. She also teaches mindfulness to children and adults, and has done research, conference poster presentations, and has been given many opportunities to speak on the relationship between mindfulness and mental wellness.

Fun Fact: Michelle used to tag sharks for scientific research.

Laura Wentworth

Meditation Facilitator

Laura came to Rollins in the Spring of 2014 and is the Executive Assistant for Hamilton Holt School. At the 2016 Staff Appreciation Workshops, the meditation facilitator was not able to make it and Laura stepped up to lead the class. Since discovering her ability, Reverend Katrina Jenkins added meditation to the Religious Life Program and invited Laura to lead a weekly group. Laura has also lead a series of art classes "Art in the Park" which met at Mead Garden on Saturday mornings to relax and connect with nature. Laura has also lead several crystal workshops at The Florida School of Holistic Living.

Fun Fact: Laura is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Joan & Don Davison, PhD

Coordinators, Rollins Catholic Campus Ministry

Joan and Don Davison have served as coordinators of Rollins Catholic Campus Ministry for more than 20 years. Both Joan and Don are Professors of Political Science. Joan holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. Her broad concentration is international relations, and her field of interest is ethno-religious conflict and resolution. Don holds a PhD from Washington University - St. Louis. His specializations include minority voting rights, public policy, and formal theory and methodology. The Davison’s enjoy travel and recreation.

Fun Fact: Last year the Davison’s cycled Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary.