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

Campus Rabbi

Rabbi Belle Michael moved to California from Israel in 2007. It has been a 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, and reading. 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.

Ezra Humkar

Coordinator of Muslim Life


Jessica Helms

Coordinator of Chapel Music

Elizabeth Lohr-Myers

Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth comes to Cal Lutheran from Monticello, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, VA where she put her BA and MA in Art History to use as a curatorial assistant.  The daughter of a United Church of Christ pastor and a college professor/administrator, she feels very at home on campus and in the Office of Campus Ministry.  University Chapel is her favorite part of the week and her goal is to make everyone feel warmly welcomed to Samuelson Chapel. 

Catholic Seminarians


  • Cesar Galan
  • Thomas Green
  • Juan Carlos de Jesus Rodriguez

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.