Meet the Staff

Scott Maxwell-Doherty

Campus Pastor

Born in Burbank, California, Pastor Scott Maxwell-Doherty is a double alumnus of Cal Lutheran earning his BA in 1976 and his M. Div. from PLTS in 1981.  He has served parishes in Glendale, CA,  Phoneix, AZ, and Grand Forks, ND.   If you ask him what his favorite parts of Campus Ministry are he will tell you "All of them!"  Married to Melissa, class of 1977, he has two sons Kyle and Nathan, and a daughter-in law Lauren.

His favorite Bible verse comes from the Gospel of John, chapter 1, verse 5: "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it." 

Belle Michael


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.

Catholic Seminarians


  • Christopher Arriaga
  • Juan Carlos de Jesus Rodriguez
  • Eric Faris
  • Hieu Nguyen

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.