About

Get in touch

  • Connor Stubbs, co-president (undergrad coordinator), cstubbs@stanford.edu
  • Kelly Christensen, co-president (grad coordinator), kelchris@stanford.edu
  • Erik Kountz, financial officer, ekountz@stanford.edu
  • Rev. Greg Schaefer, advisor (University Lutheran Church), prgreg@stanford.edu

What we do

  • Praise God, Give Thanks
    • Worship is not a production or a performance. Worship is a time set aside for an encounter with God, and is aided by words, sights, sounds, and silence that foster that encounter. At ELCM, you’ll find worship at the center of our ministry, and which is best described as ‘organic’ – that is, it grows out of the context and lives of the gathered community. See our Worship page for details.
  • Stop Working, Build Community
    • We are undergraduate and graduate students from all around the world. We have a wide variety of backgrounds and majors, but we have one thing in common: a need to take time from our busy lives of studying and working, a need for fellowship and engagement, and a need to keep our perspectives healthy. See our Fellowship page for details.

Where we’re from

  • History
    • While issues have changed since our founding in the 60s, ELCM is still a community committed to social justice and hospitality to strangers. As a community “at work in the world,” we are committed to justice, respect for conscience, and equality for all people, especially those who are most at risk in society.
  • Affiliations
    • ELCM is supported by University Lutheran Church and the Episcopal Diocese of California’s Stanford Canterbury Foundation.
    • University Lutheran Church is a progressive, ecumenical congregation across Stanford Ave. from campus. You’ve probably walked or ridden your bike right by us on the Southeast side of campus. At UniChu, the theology is progressive, the worship is organic, the welcome is radical, and Christ’s table is open to all. If you are in search of a congregational community, join us here at 1611 Stanford Ave for worship, fellowship, study, reflection on God’s call, and engagement with the world.
    • Stanford Canterbury Foundation is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California, supported by the bishop and by the local Episcopal Congregations. If you are interested in finding an Episcopal church home, Saint Bede’s, All Saints, Trinity, and Saint Mark’s are all nearby, faithful, lively congregations.