About the show

The Bates College Multifaith Chaplaincy presents Buen Camino (or "good journey" in Spanish). We'll be speaking with people from the Bates community about their personal stories, the paths they’ve taken, and where they’ve found meaning along the way.


  • A Conversation with Stephanie Kelley-Romano

    November 8th, 2022  |  39 mins 15 secs

    Stephanie Kelley-Romano sat down with our Multifaith Fellows, Khadeeja Qureshi and Frances White to discuss social pressures and unhealthy habits, overcoming low expectations, and the joy she has discovered through a lifetime of recovery.

  • A Conversation with Phyllis Graber Jensen

    April 21st, 2022  |  37 mins 28 secs

    Phyllis Graber Jensen sat down with our Multifaith Fellows, Dianna Georges and Alix Zabin to discuss her photography, Jewish identity, and what it was like coming of age in the 60’s in New York.

  • A Conversation with Ian-Khara Ellasante

    December 10th, 2021  |  39 mins 36 secs

    Dr. Ian-Khara Ellasante sat down (via Zoom) with our Multifaith Fellows, Serena Sen and Ben Schmandt to discuss neighborhood, community, false starts, and transformation.

  • A Conversation with Darby Ray

    April 26th, 2021  |  45 mins 51 secs

    Darby Ray sat down (via Zoom) with Multifaith Fellows Austin Dumont and Hannah McKenzie to discuss the importance of imagination in her everyday life, how the pandemic has shifted the ways we assign value to work, and how she apparently hasn’t changed since high school.

  • A Conversation with Adriana Salerno

    March 26th, 2021  |  35 mins 26 secs

    Professor Adriana Salerno sat down (via Zoom) with Multifaith Fellows Ahimy Soto-Garcia and Fabian Miemietz to discuss her childhood in beautiful Caracas, why she considers herself a math therapist, and the importance of being a full human being in front of her students.

  • Special Martin Luther King Jr. Day Episode: Rev. Peter Gomes

    January 13th, 2021  |  26 mins 58 secs
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    A special Martin Luther King Jr. Day episode of Buen Camino featuring an archival recording from 1997 of Bates Alum Rev. Peter Gomes (Class of ‘65).

  • A Conversation with Hoi Ning Ngai

    November 30th, 2020  |  36 mins 55 secs

    Hoi Ning Ngai sat down (via Zoom) with Multifaith Fellows, Khushi Choudhary & Cyan Hunte to discuss being a sociable introvert, the importance of four hour conversations, and being a “little bit meta.”

  • A Conversation with Kirk Read

    October 30th, 2020  |  33 mins 11 secs

    Professor Kirk Read sat down (via Zoom) with Multifaith Fellows, Joan Buse and Yueh Qi Chuah to discuss silence as a means of connection, discovering his vocation, and baking pies as a spiritual practice.

  • A Conversation with Cynthia Baker

    March 11th, 2020  |  38 mins 34 secs

    Professor Cynthia Baker Baker sat down with Multifaith Fellows, Lila Patinkin and Mara Stolzenbach to discuss her years as a preschool teacher, foraging for wild mushrooms, and being called by the big questions that need to be asked.

  • A Conversation with Darryl Uy

    December 19th, 2019  |  27 mins 52 secs

    Darryl Uy sat down with Multifaith Fellows, Alexis Hudes and Matt Suslovic to discuss his love of theatre, the difference between a calling and a passion, and how a commitment to equity influences his work in Admissions.

  • A Conversation with Leslie Hill

    November 27th, 2019  |  37 mins 21 secs

    Leslie Hill sat down with Multifaith Fellows, Sara Moradi and Mara Stolzenbach to discuss her rage for justice, distaste for the word diversity, and love of puppies.

  • A Conversation with Tom Twist

    October 22nd, 2019  |  34 mins 55 secs

    Tom Twist sat down with Multifaith Fellows, Alexis Hudes and Sara Moradi to discuss finding his way from scooping ice cream to a career in sustainability.

  • A Conversation with Alison Melnick Dyer

    June 3rd, 2019  |  25 mins 6 secs

    Professor Alison Melnick Dyer sat down with Multifaith Fellows Joan Buse and Matt Suslovic to discuss her childhood discovery of Buddhism, how she came to study religion, and finding meaning through bee-keeping.

  • A Conversation with James Reese

    May 9th, 2019  |  35 mins 12 secs

    Dean James Reese sat down with Bates Multifaith Fellows, Mamta Saraogi and Matt Suslovic to discuss his childhood, how he came to Bates, his passion for higher education and where he finds meaning in life.