Facebook pixel Spiritual Life Team | Hub for Spiritual Life | Pepperdine University Skip to main content
Pepperdine University

Spiritual Life Team


Meet the Chaplain


Sara Barton

Sara Barton

University Chaplain/Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life

As the University chaplain and associate vice president for spiritual life, Sara provides pastoral care in the community and leads the staff of the Hub for Spiritual Life, who together seek to cultivate a spiritually formative environment for the Pepperdine community.

Sara holds a doctor of ministry from Hazelip School of Theology and a master's degree in spiritual formation from Spring Arbor University. She authored A Woman Called, a memoir about her call to ministry. Sara also teaches adjunct courses in New Testament for Pepperdine and in ministry for Lipscomb University. Sara and her husband, John, have two children, Brynn and Nate, and one daughter-in-law, Falon.


Meet the Staff


Shaya Aguilar - Pepperdine University

Shaya Aguilar ('20)

Assistant Chaplain



Rachel Collins - Pepperdine University

Rachel Collins

Associate Chaplain



Zac Luben - Pepperdine University

Zac Luben ('05)

Associate Chaplain



Ko Ku - Pepperdine University

Ko Ku

Worship Chaplain




Peter Walton ('12, '20)

Assistant Chaplain



Angie Lemley - Pepperdine University

Angie Lemley

Operations Manager/Assistant to the University Chaplain



Christin Shatzer Román - Pepperdine University

Christin Shatzer Román ('03)

Director of Community Engagement and Service



Olivia Robinson - Pepperdine University

Olivia Robinson ('20)

Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Service