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Campus Ministries

California State University Chico/Butte College

Campus ministry at Chico State and Butte College is provided through Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chico, CA. The congregation welcomes students to Divine Service, Bible studies, and monthly dinner meetings and studies, providing fellowship for students. Transportation is available. For more information, please visit the church's website at

Humboldt State University/College of the Redwoods

The Lutheran Church of Arcata is located right next to the campus of Cal Poly Humboldt, providing students with an opportunity to easily join our congregation for worship, service, and other events. Students are invited to join the LCA for our vibrant, Gospel-centered worship services on Sunday mornings at 10am.


Other opportunities for engagement include:

Pub Theology - Join with a group of curious individuals at local pubs and restaurants to discuss topics in theology and culture, occurring on the first Tuesday of each month. 

Church of the Wild - This "hiking church" occurs seasonally, where students and other congregants are invited to take church on the trail, engaging with a Gospel message while exploring the beauty of God's Creation.


If interested in these events, please see our website:, or contact Pastor Taylor:

Stanford University

Campus ministry at Stanford University is provided by Trinity Lutheran Church, Palo Alto, CA. The ministry includes welcoming students to worship at Trinity, on-campus Bible studies, and weekend retreats. Trinity is a member of LCMS-U. For more information, please contact Rev. Stewart Crown (

University of California, Santa Cruz

Lutheran Campus Ministry – we exist to enrich each person’s journey of faith through study and through experience. We currently offer Zoom Bible studies, and worship opportunities. We have an active Chinese Language Christian fellowship. When we can get back to in-person ministry, we will host seminars, movies, and retreats for learning experiences; music, prayer, worship, and Dinner Fellowships for spiritual expression; and hikes, day trips, community service, and environmental activism to expand our horizons.

Messiah Lutheran, 801 High St., Santa Cruz CA 95060
Pastor Rick Rice, 831-423-8330,
Pastor Freeman Li,

Cal Poly University and Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo

Campus ministry at Cuesta College and Cal Poly University at San Luis Obispo is provided through Zion Lutheran Church, San Luis Obispo, CA.  The congregation provides a Christian growth environment for students through Christian growth training and bringing the students into a relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. The college ministry offers leadership opportunities, outreach events, a closer personal relationship with Zion members, an active student group with a strong sense of group spirit and cohesiveness. It offers retreats, weekly Bible study and group meetings with a home-cooked meal, WOW week on campus, and participation as adults in Zion’s congregation and community activities. The group is a member of Lutheran Student Fellowship.


For more information, please contact Rev. Aleksandr von Schmidt at or Rob Mees at

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