The Humanist Hub is a place where you can connect
with other people, act to make the world better, and
evolve as a human being.

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OUR MISSION

The Humanist Hub is a place where you can connect with other people, act to make the world better, and evolve as a human being. We are a center for humanist life — a nonreligious community committed to the power of connection to help us do good and live well. We use reason and dialogue to determine our highest ethical values, we act on those values with love and compassion, and we help one another evolve as individuals, as we work to improve our world.

Founded in 1974 as the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, we were a small organization serving Humanists, atheists, and agnostics at and around the University for over 30 years. In recent years we have evolved into a hub for secular community programs in Greater Boston and beyond.

MEET OUR TEAM

GOOD WITHOUT GOD.

Meet Our Team

  • Sarah Chandonnet

    Program Director

    Since starting at the Humanist Chaplaincy in the Fall of 2009, Sarah has been involved with much of the programming. Since 2013, Sarah has been the Program Director, producing the flagship Sunday Programs and overseeing all aspects of Humanist Hub programming.

    A graduate of Harvard Divinity School (’09), she holds an MTS in Religion, Literature, and Culture. While at Harvard, she served as the editor-in-chief of Culture: The Harvard Divinity Graduate Journal of Religion, and as the vice president of the Harvard Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (HASH). She also holds a BA (English, ’07) from Boston University, where she studied under Elie Wiesel. Sarah’s academic interests include 19th and 20th century American literature, and Judeo-Christian textual influences. She has written for Boston University’s Daily Free Press and The Journal of the Core Curriculum, as well as Harvard Divinity School’s The Wick, and the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Network News.

    Sarah Chandonnet

    Program Director

    Since starting at the Humanist Chaplaincy in the Fall of 2009, Sarah has been involved with much of the programming. Since 2013, Sarah has been the Program Director, producing the flagship Sunday Programs and overseeing all aspects of Humanist Hub programming.

    A graduate of Harvard Divinity School (’09), she holds an MTS in Religion, Literature, and Culture. While at Harvard, she served as the editor-in-chief of Culture: The Harvard Divinity Graduate Journal of Religion, and as the vice president of the Harvard Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (HASH). She also holds a BA (English, ’07) from Boston University, where she studied under Elie Wiesel. Sarah’s academic interests include 19th and 20th century American literature, and Judeo-Christian textual influences. She has written for Boston University’s Daily Free Press and The Journal of the Core Curriculum, as well as Harvard Divinity School’s The Wick, and the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Network News.

  • Rick Heller

    Executive Assistant and Operations Manager

    Rick is the Operations Manager at the Hub, and the Executive Assistant to Greg Epstein. He can be reached at rick@humanisthub.org

    Rick Heller

    Executive Assistant and Operations Manager

    Rick is the Operations Manager at the Hub, and the Executive Assistant to Greg Epstein. He can be reached at rick@humanisthub.org

  • Vanessa Zoltan

    Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University

    Vanessa Zoltan graduated with her BA in English Lit and Writing from Washington University in St. Louis and her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania and her MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. She has worked in the nonprofit/education sector for over 10 years as a teacher, community developer and education policy advocate. At the Hub she runs our reading groups, chairs our Community Committee, is available for pastoral care meetings and various other activities.

    Vanessa Zoltan

    Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University

    Vanessa Zoltan graduated with her BA in English Lit and Writing from Washington University in St. Louis and her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania and her MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. She has worked in the nonprofit/education sector for over 10 years as a teacher, community developer and education policy advocate. At the Hub she runs our reading groups, chairs our Community Committee, is available for pastoral care meetings and various other activities.

  • Antje Duvekot

    Music Director

    Antje Duvekot is the Music Director at the Hub. Antje is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Somerville, Massachusetts. She holds three top songwriting awards including the Kerrville New Folk Competition’s Best New Folk Award, Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, and Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her Debut record, “Big Dream Boulevard”, was voted #1 Folk Release of 2006 by the Boston Globe and was named to the Top10 Releases of the Year by National Public Radio’s Folk Alley. Over the past decade she has released several successful follow-up albums, toured the US and Europe many times, and much more.

    For a full bio and links to her albums, videos, mailing list, lyrics and more, see: http://www.antjeduvekot.com/.

    Antje Duvekot

    Music Director

    Antje Duvekot is the Music Director at the Hub. Antje is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Somerville, Massachusetts. She holds three top songwriting awards including the Kerrville New Folk Competition’s Best New Folk Award, Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, and Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her Debut record, “Big Dream Boulevard”, was voted #1 Folk Release of 2006 by the Boston Globe and was named to the Top10 Releases of the Year by National Public Radio’s Folk Alley. Over the past decade she has released several successful follow-up albums, toured the US and Europe many times, and much more.

    For a full bio and links to her albums, videos, mailing list, lyrics and more, see: http://www.antjeduvekot.com/.

  • Nick Bohl

    Learning Lab Coordinator and Teacher

    Nick is a multimedia artist and educator who has created a YouTube channel, “A. Hughman,” with approximately 7,800 subscribers and over a million video views, by writing, editing, narrating, animating, composing music for and producing original videos about humanistic philosophy.

    Bohl has worked as the Program Coordinator for Playworks, an educational organization in South Boston working to transform recess and the school day with safe and healthy play so teachers can teach and kids can learn. He has served as Head Counselor, Head of Music, Counselor Trainer, Trip Leader, and Ropes Course Instructor at Camp Agawam in Maine—one of the nation’s oldest summer camps. He has studied at the Berklee College of Music, and will receive a degree in Education and Creative Youth Development from Lesley University, expected by 2016. Nick‘s twin passions are youth education and producing videos about humanism.

    Nick Bohl

    Learning Lab Coordinator and Teacher

    Nick is a multimedia artist and educator who has created a YouTube channel, “A. Hughman,” with approximately 7,800 subscribers and over a million video views, by writing, editing, narrating, animating, composing music for and producing original videos about humanistic philosophy.

    Bohl has worked as the Program Coordinator for Playworks, an educational organization in South Boston working to transform recess and the school day with safe and healthy play so teachers can teach and kids can learn. He has served as Head Counselor, Head of Music, Counselor Trainer, Trip Leader, and Ropes Course Instructor at Camp Agawam in Maine—one of the nation’s oldest summer camps. He has studied at the Berklee College of Music, and will receive a degree in Education and Creative Youth Development from Lesley University, expected by 2016. Nick‘s twin passions are youth education and producing videos about humanism.

  • PROFILES OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS, ADDITIONAL PART-TIME STAFF MEMBERS, KEY VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS COMING SOON.