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University Wide Spiritual Life

Boone Center for the Family

The Boone Center strengthens and promotes healthy relationships, marriages, and families by training leaders who reach wider audiences in their communities and providing practical seminars for marriages, family life, and young adult relationships.

Contact: Center for the Family, x4771

Campus Recreation

Our many fitness and recreational offerings provide opportunities to enjoy the spiritual and mental as well as physical benefits of adventure, play, teamwork, and taking care of our bodies as the temple of God. A key feature of our Outdoor Recreation program is our biannual God in the Wilderness trip, which allows students to earn convocation credits.

Contact: Robb Bolton, x6327, Casey Gillam, x6783

Center for Faith and Learning

The Center offers support for faculty, staff and students in all five schools of the University as they seek to engage in cutting-edge, original scholarship and classroom teaching within a framework of Christian values and beliefs.

Contact: Stephanie Cupp, x4141

Phillips Theme Tower, Pepperdine

Christian Spirituality Research Institute

The Institute sponsors and undertakes research projects that explore various dimensions of spiritual formation and the integration of faith and learning throughout the university.

Contact: Don Thompson, Cindy Miller-Perrin

Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies

The Glazer Institute was established based on the understanding that as a Christian University, Pepperdine's students are especially open to discussions of faith and identity, but are often unacquainted with Christianity's historical and ongoing relationship with Judaism.

Contact: Connie Lee, x4164, Ed Larson


Office of the Chaplain

The Office of the Chaplain (OC) exists to invite the Pepperdine community to an ever-deepening relationship with God and others by affirming our community's faith, facilitating spiritual development, equipping ministry leaders, and providing pastoral care. The chaplains are available for pastoral counseling, encouragement, prayer, and spiritual growth to staff, faculty, and students.

Contact:  Lauren Leatherberry, x4545; Sara Barton, x4275; Eric Wilson, x4991; Gus Peterson, x4824; Chris Shea, x4999

Convocation Series
Student-Led Ministries


Office of Church Relations

The Office of Church Relations exists to strengthen the historic spiritual ties between Pepperdine and the Churches of Christ, and to continue to build new bridges of partnership with this vibrant church constituency.

Contact: Rick Gibson, Joella Michael, x4270

Pepperdine Bible Lectures

This annual conference features theme lectures, classes, performances, and opportunities for spiritual exploration.

Contact: Bible Lectures

Pleuger Reading Room, Payson Library

A space dedicated dedicated by John Pleuger in his father's memory for reading, contemplation and spiritual formation.

Stauffer Chapel

Stauffer Chapel is a beautiful expression of Pepperdine University's Christian mission. Above all, it is a sacred space for quiet meditation, prayer, and group worship.

If you are interested in reserving Stauffer Chapel for an event, please contact the Special Programs Office at (310) 506-6504.

University Church of Christ

The University Church of Christ is centered in the heart of Pepperdine University to serve students and Malibu residents as an expression of the love of Christ.

Contact: Al Sturgeon, General Church Email, x4504