James Norlie, Campus Pastor
Brenda Seehafer,
Ministry Associate
Elin Stetz, Spiritual Director

Spiritual Direction

A "Spiritual Director" walks with you on your faith journey - listening, inviting you to reflect on your experience, occasionally suggesting a way of prayer or a helpful book. She may introduce you to various "tools," but most of all the Spiritual Director invites you to listen to "the still small voice" that calls each of us to growth, to greater love, to closer communion with God. Call for an appointment (541) 753-5213.
A Brief History

In 1926 a young college woman challenged her pastor to leave his parish, come to campus, and give students the spiritual support and guidance they needed. He did! Thus began Lutheran Campus Ministry in Oregon.

75 years later it's still going strong. Though the needs have changed as the generations have, the Lutheran Church has continued to see the importance of having a campus connection so that students, faculty and staff can be spiritually strengthened as they gain intellectual competency.
Luther House is the name of Lutheran Campus Ministry at Oregon State University.

Luther House is a Place and a People with a Purpose

As a
place, Luther House is a safe and welcoming 1920's-vintage house, owned by the Lutheran Church since 1943 and provided as a gift to the university community. It's close to campus - only one block from Monroe Street - among fraternities, sororities, and student apartments. At Luther House there's room to relax, study, eat, pray, and meet friends. It's where we gather for our Tuesday lunches and Wednesday worship. Lots of social things happen here. The door is open for you and your friends. Come and check us out. We're sure you'll like what you see.

people of Luther House are the students, faculty, staff and friends of the university. Sometimes in a large academic setting it's hard to find people who are committed to making friends, welcoming the stranger, honoring diversity, and deepening their faith. The people who gather at Luther House share these characteristics in common. They bring a lot of different opinions and ideas. They come from many different backgrounds. The common thing that binds us is our faith - including the questions and doubts we have about our faith. It's through our life together that we learn from each other and thoughtfully grow in faith. It's people for whom this campus ministry exists.

Lutheran Campus Ministry exists for the purpose of helping students, faculty and staff discover and fulfill their vocation (that is, calling) in Jesus Christ. To hear God's voice calling us to be women and men of faith and service to the world, and then to equip us to do our life's calling - that's what Luther House aims to do.