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.

Chaplain MeredithMeredith 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 MA in Theology 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 enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and listening to people's life stories. She is passionate about children's ministry, spiritual formation, and building relationships.

Chaplain Leah Fortson Leah 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 MA in Theology and Ministry 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.

Chaplain Anny Genato Rev. Anny Genato, Chaplain, Vocational Discernment
Anny graduated from Fuller with an MDiv after receiving a B.A. in Visual Art from the University of Houston. She received further training in Spiritual Direction from the Archdiocese of L.A. She is an ordained elder with the Free Methodist Church of North America. Anny served as pastor of a church in Glendale, CA, for seven years, but recently left in order to focus on Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Counseling. Her specialty is helping people discover who God created them to be and discern their unique gifts and calling. She lives in Pomona, CA, with her husband.

Chaplain Aline Gram Aline Gram, Chaplain, Online Community Care
Aline graduated from Fuller with an MDiv and is a candidate for ordination with the PC(USA) church. She also completed a year-long chaplaincy residency at Holy Cross Hospital, which is part of Providence Health and Services, a Catholic health care system. Aline is originally from Boston, but moved to L.A. over ten years ago and originally worked in the film industry. Her interests lie in the arts, history, spirituality, and pastoral counseling.

Chaplain Patrick Patrick 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.

Chaplain Pablo Kim Hyung Jin (Pablo) Kim Sun, Chaplain, International Students
Pablo is a Korean-Paraguayan international student. He earned an MA in Intercultural Studies, and is now finishing an MDiv, with an emphasis in Christian Ethics at Fuller. He also serves as the lead pastor of Church for Others, a Korean-Mennonite church in Los Angeles. In God's time, he hopes to do a PhD in Christian Ethics, integrate it with Peace Studies, and contextualize them in a Korean context. Most of all, Pablo enjoys meeting and connecting people to places where they find what they are seeking.

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