Staff

Campus Ministry Staff includes both ordained and lay professionals as well as students who run the day to day operations and programming of the ministry and supporting our volunteer leaders and community partners in our efforts to provide a Space for Grace on the campus of PLU.
Rev. Jen Rude

University Pastor

Pastor Jen Rude View Full Biography
253-535-7465
Melannie D. Cunningham

Director of Multi-Cultural Outreach and Engagement

Melannie Cunningham View Full Biography
253-535-7467

Small Groups Leaders

Small Groups Leaders help to facilitate specialized ministry programs according to the current needs of the university community.
Rev. Dr. Douglas Oakman

Professor of Religion

Professor Oakman View Full Biography
253-535-7464
Ben Cox

University Congregation Councilmember

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253-535-6185 * Part-time

Campus Ministry Council

The Campus Ministry Council helps to steer the direction of Campus Ministry and it's various programs, as well as approving faith-based clubs and organizations, and maintaining open interdenominational and interfaith dialog.
Jessica Mason

Campus Ministry Councilmember

Jessica Mason View Full Biography
253-535-7464 * Part-time
Allison Ash

University Congregation Councilmember

Allison Ash View Full Biography
253-535-7466 * Part-time
Rev. Dr. Douglas Oakman

Professor of Religion

Professor Oakman View Full Biography
253-535-7464
Melannie D. Cunningham

Director of Multi-Cultural Outreach and Engagement

Melannie Cunningham View Full Biography
253-535-7467

Partner Chaplains

Partner Chaplains are ministers from a variety of backgrounds who volunteer their time to speak at Chapel and Small Groups, and are available for one-on-one pastoral care and counseling. Appointments with Partner Chaplains can be made through the Campus Ministry office.
Rev. Dr. Douglas Oakman

Professor of Religion

Professor Oakman View Full Biography
253-535-7464
Abbot Tryphon

Partner Chaplain

Abbot Tryphon View Full Biography
253-535-7464
Rabbi Bruce Kadden

Lecturer in Judaism

Rabbi Kadden View Full Biography
253-535-7464
Rev. Dr. Samuel Torvend

Professor of Religion

Samuel Torvend View Full Biography
253-535-7464
Rev. Dr. Jeffery Gaustad

Partner Chaplain

Pastor Jeff View Full Biography
253-537-0201
Rev. John P. Rosenberg

Former Interim University Pastor

John Rosenberg View Full Biography
* Phased Retirement

University Congregation Council

The University Congregation Council is the governing board of the student congregation on campus. Members of this board are current students of the university, and play an active role in shaping the life of the congregation.
Allison Ash

University Congregation Councilmember

Allison Ash View Full Biography
253-535-7466 * Part-time
Ben Cox

University Congregation Councilmember

Ben Cox View Full Biography
253-535-6185 * Part-time