Meet Chaplain Jami, Protestant Chaplain Intern

Jami and Baxter


Jami Carlacio is completing her final year at Yale Divinity School and is discerning for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church of Connecticut. Her areas of interest include feminist and womanist liberation theologies, biblical studies, and social justice. 

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Having spent more than two decades teaching writing and literature to college and university students, Jami decided to follow her call to ministry, which has been incredibly rewarding, though not without its challenges. 

Her passion is providing spiritual care and emotional support to those in need, whether in the prison, the hospital, or the university. She has worked in the past with incarcerated women both in New York State and in Connecticut and recently completed an internship as a hospital chaplain at Norwalk Hospital. Since she has spent the majority of her professional life around college students, she feels at home here and is looking forward to working with the Protestant community at Wes.

Besides providing spiritual care and mentoring students, Jami's other passion is writing. She has published a number of articles and book chapters on Black feminist social justice activists and has a manuscript in process with the University Press of Mississippi that highlights the trajectory of religious Black feminist public intellectuals from the nineteenth century through today.

When Jami is relaxing, she is playing with her son and their Golden Retriever, Baxter. She also likes to run, lift weights, and watch crime thrillers in her downtime. 

She tries to abide by the maxim, "The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it."