Campus Chaplaincy & 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.

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Jon, Elaine, Clark and Arlington

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.

Leap of Faith Radio Show

Tune in every Tuesday, 4-6pm through the Ottermedia website or through your local cable channel 71.1

Spring 2019 Events

  • March 6th - Ash Wednesday Service (location TBD)
  • April 4th - Interfaith Tabling Event 12-2 PM (location TBD)
  • April 19th - Good Friday Service (location TBD)

For further information and event locations, please contact the Chaplains.

Interfaith Fair

Thursday, April 4
12:00pm — 2:00pm
Student Center Room West Lounge

A tabling event with campus faith groups and local faith communities. Everyone is invited to come out and find out more information about spiritual resources at CSUMB in the larger community.

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Good Friday Service

Friday, April 19
12:00pm — 1:00pm
Student Center Room East Lounge

Good Friday service guided by CSUMB Campus Chaplains, Grace Room, and Grace Connection. All are welcome.

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Chaplains Lunch Table

Thursday, March 28
11:30am — 1:30pm
Dining Commons

Look for the Chaplains in the Dining Commons from 11:30am-12:30pm and at Starbucks in the Student Center from 12:30-1:30pm.

Elaine, Clark, Jon and Arlington are here to support your spiritual and faith journey. We are resource for students of all traditions and religions. Come chat with us and share a meal at the DC. We can help you find & connect to your faith community.

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Prayer Requests

Please feel free to leave a message or prayer request on our Facebook page:

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Lutheran (ELCA) - Reverend Clark Brown

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.


Unitarian Universalist - Reverend Elaine Gehrmann

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.


Episcopal - Reverend Jon Perez

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.