University Chaplain - part time :: Stanford :: Palo Alto

University Chaplain - part time
accepting applications; lay or ordained

Episcopal Canterbury Chaplain at Stanford University             

The primary responsibility for the Episcopal Chaplain, lay or ordained, is to serve as a resource for the religious and spiritual growth of the students, faculty, and staff of the university, as best discerned and desired by the Chaplain, the Canterbury Board, and the Bishop of California.

Episcopal and Lutheran campus ministries and students at Stanford have a combined campus organization, the Episcopal Lutheran Campus Ministry (ELCM), recognized by the Office for Religious Life.

The Chaplain’s duties:

  • Minister to, for and with individual Episcopal students, mentor student leadership, and support the gatherings which serve to build communities of Christian faith and living
  • Coordinate and support regular, usually weekly, programs and worship.
  • Manage the administrative, development, and communication needs of the campus ministry with the guidance and support of the Canterbury Board and the Diocese of California
  • Coordinate participation in recreational, community service, and spiritual growth opportunities
  • Maintain a regular presence on campus
  • Represent The Episcopal Church in campus ministries, in collaboration with the office of the Bishop of California and the Canterbury Board
  • Work closely with University Lutheran Church on ELCM activities
  • Visit and preach or present programs at neighboring parishes, especially those supporting the campus ministry



The Chaplain should have excellent teaching, public speaking, and pastoral skills, and be able and eager to:

  • Work as a pastor in an academic setting, appealing to both heart and mind
  • Cooperate with other Chaplains from a wide variety of faith traditions, and cultivate inter-religious learning and dialogue
  • Develop and maintain relationships with nearby local parishes and foster active student participation in regular parish life
  • Understand the importance of presence and visibility on campus
  • Articulate and represent the Episcopal tradition to a wide range of people on a very diverse campus
  • Inspire commitment to social justice and issues of global concern


Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience, and will meet compensation standards of the Diocese of California. The Episcopal Chaplain position is a part-time position. Exact terms will be negotiated.

Submit resume and cover letter to: Denise Obando, Transition Minister, Diocese of California,