Partner Chaplains

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 or x7465.

Partner Chaplains

Jewish: Rabbi Bruce Kadden, Temple Beth El, Tacoma

Roman Catholic: Father Matt Holland, St Leo Parish, Tacoma

Buddhist:  Erik Hammerstrom, Certified Minister’s Assistant, Tacoma Buddhist Temple. Associate Professor of Religion at PLU.

Baha’i: Ivy Murphy