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.

2016-17 Partner Chaplains

Rabbi Bruce Kadden, Temple Beth El, Tacoma

Very Rev. Abbot Tryphon, All Merciful Saviour Monastery, Vashon Island

Fr. Jerry Graham, SJ, St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Tacoma

Ivy Murphy, Baha’is of Lakewood

Aviance Taylor Kamau, College and Young Adult Ministry

Rev. J.R. Nobles, Pentecostal

Pr. Toney Montgomery, Father’s House, Tacoma

Dr. Erik Hammerstrom, Buddhist