Campus Chaplaincy and Spiritual Support
Welcome to the CSUMB Campus Chaplaincy, a service to students, faculty, and staff of CSUMB. We provide pastoral care for individuals and the campus community, interfaith and interdenominational resources, and support to faith-related clubs, programs, and events at CSUMB.
CSUMB Chaplains serve all students, faculty, and staff regardless of religious tradition or denomination.
Please contact us at (831) 578-2545, if you're interested in:
- On-campus Bible study
- Having a speaker at your club, group or class
- Speaking to someone
If you are looking for other faith groups or traditions, we can help you, too.
All are welcome to attend this time of reflection to consider how fragile our lives are and the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation especially now when unity is so important.
February 17, 2021
12:00pm — 1:00pm
On Instagram? Follow us @csumbchaplains
House of Worship List
Interested in learning about local faith resources? Email email@example.com for a list.
Interfaith Video Message
Instead of an in-person Interfaith Fair this fall, these religious organizations would like to virtually invite you to participate with them! (Please be sure to check with current health department guidelines on indoor gatherings.)
A Resource for the CSUMB Jewish Community
Hillel of Silicon Valley has offered to welcome our CSUMB students for online events and as a resource for support in coping with COVID. Please visit https://hillelsv.org/ for more information.
Please feel free to leave a message or prayer request on our Facebook page:
Meet the Chaplains
Pastor Clark Brown has been a campus minister at CSUMB since Fall 2009, and has served as Pastor at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Monterey for over ten years. Pastor Clark is active in ecumenical and interfaith organizations on the Monterey Peninsula and has served for many years as a chaplain at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. With a B.A. in biochemistry and a M.Div. focusing on the Bible and faith information, he believes faith and science go well together! Pastor Clark keeps music as an avid hobby and is a native of California.
Rev. Elaine Gehrmann is co-minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Rd, Carmel. Prior to coming to the Monterey Bay area in 2015, Rev. Elaine had been co-pastor of two Unitarian Universalist churches for five years each, in Watertown, NY, and then in Champaign-Urbana, IL. She has also worked as an attorney and a family and individual counselor, and executive director of an non-profit organization serving senior citizens and adoptive families of foster children.
Rev. Gehrmann has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Divinity from the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA. She later earned a Master’s in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois College of Education, and a J.D. from the U of I College of Law. She was granted Ministerial Fellowship in the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1991 and was a member of the Illinois State Bar. She was a member of the Urbana School District Board of Education for 6 years. She and her husband Axel have two children in their early 20’s, and two cats.
Father Jon Perez is an Episcopal Priest, serving as the Vicar for Epiphany Lutheran and Episcopal Church. He comes to the Episcopal Church after a career in the corporate and non-profit worlds. His congregation is the largest social service facilitator in Marina. The congregation is multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-political. Currently, he serves the Lutheran Episcopal Coordination Committee, resolving practical and theological issues between the Lutheran ELCA and Episcopal Church. Father Jon is club advisor for Out and About (GLBT campus club) and is a recipient of the Atkinson Civil Rights Award.
For more information about CSUMB Campus Chaplaincy, please call us at (831) 578-2545.