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Welcome Letter from Former Chaplain, David Lemley

Welcome to the Pepperdine University Office of the Chaplain. We trust that as you read and use the contents of this website you will come to see that Pepperdine University is a place where the life of faith is practiced and encouraged. You will also discover that Stauffer Chapel, Pepperdine’s “Chapel on the Hill,” is a place of worship, of prayer, of meeting, of quiet, and a visible reminder of the relationship between the life of faith and the life of the mind. The Office of the Chaplain serves the Pepperdine community as a resource providing pastoral care, opportunities for worship, and spiritual guidance and leadership. This website is a source of information regarding the services and activities of the Chaplain’s office as well as events associated with Stauffer Chapel.

We invite you to use this website not only as a source of information but as a spiritual resource. To that end, you will find devotionals and prayers that are part of the life of our campus as well as programs for worship services. Of special interest are a collection of prayers from the chapel that mark significant moments in the life of the University and a section devoted to Taizé worship at Pepperdine. You will also find a calendar of events that particularly highlight worship opportunities throughout the year. I hope you will return to this page often and that the devotionals, prayers, and other spiritual resources you find here will be a blessing to you.