Office of the Chaplain

Spiritual Life, Office of the Chaplain, Welcome - Barton


Welcome to the Pepperdine University Office of the Chaplain! The Chaplain's Office seeks to serve the spiritual needs of the Pepperdine community, and we are delighted to be of service to students, faculty, and staff, regardless of religious background, for prayer or conversation as needed. We are located at Tyler Campus Center 106A. Stop by for a visit!

Pepperdine is excited to announce Sara Barton as the new University Chaplain. Barton formerly served as assistant professor of religion at Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and she brings more than 15 years of diverse ministerial experience to her new role at Pepperdine.

Past Tuesday Nights

Dangerously Dependent: Violence in Relationships with Jeff Baker 


Religious Conflict in the Holy Land With Tony Campolo


Jesus said that the greatest command was to love God with our whole being—with heart, soul, strength, and mind. As C. S. Lewis once put it, "If you are thinking of being a Christian, I warn you: you are embarking on something that is going to take the whole of you, brains and all." What does that mean for Pepperdine? How does faith in God fit with the aims of higher education? This conversation brings four Seaver faculty members together to share why they came to Pepperdine and to explore the ways that their faith impacts their teaching and scholarship.

Ongoing Programming

Jesus says in Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." If you need prayer or would like to join others in lifting up Pepperdine and our communities in prayer, then please join us in Stauffer Chapel. We hope to see you there!

When: Monday through Friday, from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Where: Stauffer Chapel