Meet with a Chaplain for Spiritual Support

The Chaplains at Fuller are available to support you in your spiritual growth through prayer, pastoral care, and spiritual formation opportunities. Students often meet with a chaplain for pastoral care and prayer related to vocational discernment, challenges in relationships, spiritual questions and concerns, academic stress, or referral to a spiritual director or therapist.

 Meredith 2015Meredith Ainley, Chaplain, School of Theology
Originally from Arkansas, Meredith studied English Literature at Oxford University in the UK, earned a BA in English from Williams Baptist, and moved to Los Angeles in 2006. Now a settled Southern Californian, Meredith is pursuing an MDiv from Fuller, while serving on staff as Director of Children, Youth, and Global Outreach at Westside Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational church in Santa Monica. She is passionate about the spiritual formation of both children and adults.

Tawanna 2015Tawanna Benbow, Chaplain
Tawanna is a second year Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) student with an emphasis in Theology in the Arts. She is the president of the Fuller Performing Arts Company, and the Founder and Executive Director of Beautifully Blessed, Inc., a nonprofit that uses the vehicle of Theater & Performing Arts to cultivate creativity, instill self-confidence, and promote individuality. Before coming to Fuller, she pursued an acting career in New York, and has been involved with numerous plays and theater companies.

 Leah 2015Leah Fortson, Chaplain, School of Psychology
Leah is a native of Los Angeles, CA, and currently resides in Pasadena, CA, where she is pursing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and an MDiv at Fuller. She currently serves as a youth and young adult pastor within the Pentecostal church, and has been licensed as an Evangelist-Missionary within the Church of God in Christ. She is passionate about impacting the lives of others spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. Leah aims to integrate her clinical and spiritual training and development to bring holistic healing to the body of Christ.

Patrick 2015Patrick Butsapu Kakule, Chaplain, School of Intercultural Studies
Patrick is a Congolese (DRC) international student. He completed his undergraduate degree in Bible and Theology from Nairobi, and received a graduate Diploma in Mass Communication. He is now working on his MA in Intercultural Studies with an emphasis in International Development. Patrick is passionate about Evangelism and Development, and has done ministry in different contexts and cultures. He also has experience working with local and international development agencies, such as Tearfund (UK) in the D.R. Congo. Patrick loves traveling and meeting new people.

Miguel 2015Miguel Medina, Chaplain, Online Community Care
Miguel is originally from Guadalajara, Mexico and currently living in Alhambra, CA. He earned his ministerial credentials with the Southern California District Assemblies of God. He is currently pursuing his MDiv, with an emphasis in Pastoral and Evangelism in the Fuller Centro Latino program. He also serves as the lead pastor for the Latino community (Iglesia Escudo de la Fe) in the city of Pomona CA.  Miguel is passionate about reaching souls for Christ with a full gospel, meeting the needs of the people spiritually and physically.

Joshua 2015Joshua Noh, Chaplain, International Students
Joshua Sunghan Noh originally came from South Korea and challenged cultural assimilation as an international student in the Unites States. He graduated from Fuller with an MDiv, and served as the leader of the Korean Student Association through facilitating prayer meetings, seminars, and worship services. He is the father of two lovely daughters and enjoys spending most of his time with them and his beautiful wife. Currently, he is serving at the Korean Immigration church as Children's Pastor. He has a heart for building up and restoring broken immigrant families.

To schedule an appointment with a chaplain, call: 626-584-5322 or email:

(626) 584-5200
(800) 235-2222
135 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91182