Pacific Lutheran University seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care – for other people, for their communities, and for the earth. Rooted in the tradition and values of the Lutheran Reformation, the university community includes students, faculty, administrators and staff from a rich variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds and commitments. PLU Campus Ministry invites Partner Chaplains to provide spiritual and pastoral care for the diverse needs of a religiously pluralistic and multicultural campus community.
Partner Chaplains are open to meeting with students, faculty and staff. To be connected with one of the Partner Chaplains listed below, please contact University Pastor Jen Rude at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7465.
Jewish: Rabbi Bruce Kadden, Temple Beth El, Tacoma
Roman Catholic: Father Matt Holland, St Leo Parish, Tacoma
Russian Orthodox: Very Rev. Abbot Tryphon, All-Merciful Saviour Monastery, Vashon Island
Buddhist: Erik Hammerstrom, Certified Minister’s Assistant, Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Associate Professor of Religion at PLU.
Baha’i: Ivy Murphy
College and Young Adult Ministry: Aviance Taylor Kamau, Director of Career, Learning and Engagement in Alumni and Student Connections at PLU
Pentecostal: Rev. J. R. Nobles, Director PLU MESA