Meet the Staff
Born in Burbank, California, Pastor Scott Maxwell-Doherty grew up playing with his Tonka Trucks, carving roads into his mother's garden. Listening to the likes of Tower of Power, Pastor Scott became an avid tennis player, eventually competing as a student-athlete at Cal Lutheran and currently rooting for Roger Federer. A man who loves burgers and fries, he came to Cal Lutheran for the opportunity to engage in a different kind of Pastoral Ministry. His favorite Bible verse comes from 1 Peter 2:9-10: "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the might acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."
Rabbi Belle Michael moved to California from Israel in 2007. It has been wonderful journey that has allowed her to explore herself and this beautiful country. Along her journey Belle completed a second master's degree, a Master's in Divinity, and was ordained as a Rabbi in June 2013.
Outside of work, Belle spends time raising her three sons, teaching, dancing Zumba for fun, reading, and walking her dog, Butter. Her next endeavors are learning to play the guitar, studying the Spanish language, getting over her fear of riding a bicycle, and learning to cook.
Confidential Pastoral Care
If you need someone to talk to, we are here. The pastoral staff is available to the Cal Lutheran community for conversation, pastoral counseling, and consolation in times of crisis. Hospital visits are made to those persons who are known to be hospitalized. All pastoral conversation is confidential. You are invited to make an appointment by calling 805-493-3228 or by dropping in the Campus Ministry Office.