Angela Moscheo Benson M.A. ’06, ’10

What do you do?
After teaching for the past decade, I accepted a job earlier this year at Cumberland Heights, an internationally renowned drug and alcohol treatment facility. In addition to leading inter-religious services, I also teach group classes on Twelve Step spirituality and religion, guilt and shame, anger and resentment, and loss and grief. I also am the Pastoral Care Director, so I regularly counsel individuals and families in issues surrounding spirituality and religion and other recovery needs.
How did Union prepare you for this?
At Union I was able to have rigorous discourse with people from a variety of faith traditions, an opportunity that regularly inform my work today. I also took advantage of the opportunity to attend classes at Columbia’s Teachers College. Those courses related directly to my professional goal of becoming a chaplain and teacher of religion, a goal I have reached with my current position.
What is the best thing about your job?
I get paid to have in depth theological and philosophical conversations every day. In turn, I have the honor of ministering to the spiritually wounded.
How have stayed connected to Union?
I return to Union at least once a year to attend a chapel service, participate in a seminar or even sit in on a class. The Landmark guest rooms are a great way to be on campus and in the city I love where I can meet up with old friends and classmates. I also stay in touch with a number of my classmates and a few of

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