John Newhall is currently an undergraduate at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. At Lawrence he a member of the film studies & religious studies departments and an independent comics studies scholar.
He is an aspiring Unitarian Universalist minister and is especially interested in how film can interact with religion. In an effort to explore this intersection he founded Chalice Films, which strives to create film that ministers to people and promote a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
He was the co-creator of the web series Spiritual Lives @ Lawrence, a series aimed at telling the spiritual stories of Lawrence University students, faculty, and staff.
Head Residence Life Advisor, Lawrence University — 2018-Present
Leading the Residence Life Advisor staff and working to create a safe and respectful community within the residence hall. Duties include: making posters, hosting programs, providing mediation for conflicts and conversations, among other duties.
Film Studies Assistant, Lawrence University — 2016-Present
Managing all the equipment owned by the film studies department. Duties include: checking in and out equipment to studies, helping manage film studio, mix suite, and editing labs, running film screening for classes and groups, and filming campus events.
Production Assistant, Revels, Inc.; Cambridge, MA — 2014-Present (Seasonal)
Working both onstage and backstage for a professional theatre company. Duties include: taking notes for the director and stage manager, helping dress actors during quick changes, and insuring the production runs smoothly, among other duties as they arise.
Residence Life Advisor, Lawrence University — 2016-2018
Working to create a safe and respectful community within the residence hall. Duties include: making posters, hosting programs, providing mediation for conflicts and conversations, among other duties.
Spiritual Lives @ Lawrence Video Producer, Lawrence University — 2016-2018
Organizing, filming, and editing 30 minute interviews with studies, faculty, and staff. Duties include: recruiting volunteers to interview, scheduling, advertising, filming, and editing.
Lawrence University, BA — 2015-Present (Expected Graduation 2019)
St. John’s Preparatory School, High School — 2011-2015