Meet the Staff
Cassie Peltola '14
Assistant Director of Community Service and Engagement
Cassie Peltola ’14 will be continuing to work in the Office of Service, Spirituality, and Social Responsibility at Wheaton College in her new role as the Assistant Director of Community Service and Engagement. Cassie will be responsible for continuing the organization of community service and engagement opportunities for and with students while maintaining and strengthening relationships with local community partners.
For the past two years, Cassie has been working as a MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA on Wheaton’s campus in the Office of SSSR. Her primary role has been to coordinate education-related community service opportunities by working closely with the Norton Public Schools. Through Cassie’s role as a VISTA through Massachusetts Campus Compact, a nonprofit coalition recognized as a national leader in civic engagement and service learning, Cassie has had the opportunity to attend numerous conferences and professional development trainings in the field of civic engagement and community service in higher education.
To reach Cassie, call 508-286-3372
MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA | STEM Partnership Specialist
Joelle Dyer is a recent graduate from the University of Vermont. During this 2016-17 school year, she will be serving as a MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA in the Office of Service, Spirituality, and Social Responsibility at Wheaton College. Her focus is finding Wheaton students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)-related community service projects to increase interest in STEM subjects for the students at Taunton Housing Authority and Norton Head Start.
To reach Joelle, call 508-286-3373
Reverend Bernard "Bernie" Hinckley
Reverend Hinckley has been the pastor at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Norton since 2005. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the area having served on the Board of Directors for the Attleboro Area Council of Churches from 2006-2009. He has also served as the Chaplain for the Silver Lake Conference Center and has 30 years of youth camp Chaplain experience. Reverend Hinckley works with our religious life affiliates such as the priests from LaSalette, our Hillel and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship advisers, and others who advise and support our student groups who celebrate and explore religious beliefs and traditions. He also serves as the adviser for the interfaith dialogue group called Better Together.