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Pastoral Care

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Spiritual Development’s campus ministers are available to meet with students in a confidential setting to talk through struggles they may be facing. Pastoral Care offers a safe place for students to talk about a variety of topics, such as their relationship with God, relationships with others, emotional concerns, sexuality, doubt or discernment.

Pastoral Care differs from the long-term relationship of Spiritual Direction.

Pastoral Care is:

  • Intended to provide immediate spiritual guidance;
  • Focused on the particular concern or struggle you bring — stress, relational difficulties, sexuality, doubt, questions about God, emotional concerns, discernment and more;
  • Aimed at providing a safe space for you to share immediate concerns. We’ll listen to you, pray for you and, if needed, direct you to resources for long-term care.

Spiritual Direction is:

  • Intended to last at least a semester, often longer;
  • Focused on your relationship with God;
  • Aimed at helping you discern God’s work in your daily life;
  • Administered through the Institute of Spiritual Formation, located in the Grove. Feel free to connect with them to be paired with a Spiritual Director.

If you’re uncertain about which might be best for you, just come see us! We’re happy to hear what’s happening in your life, pray with you and help you figure out what you need!

To set up a meeting, you can book your appointment online or call us at (562) 777-4041. You can also email us at if you have any questions!