About Us

A Brief History

In 1926 a young college woman challenged her pastor to leave his parish, come to campus, and give students the spiritual support and guidance they needed. He did! Thus began Lutheran Campus Ministry in Oregon. More than eight decades later it’s still going strong. Though society and student needs have changed, Luther House is still committed to engaging the university community – expanding minds, deepening faith, and inspiring service.


Luther House is a vibrant, welcoming, inclusive, curious, traditional-yet-progressive, Christ-centered, Spirit-inspired Lutheran Campus Ministry. We are students, faculty, university staff, international guests, and community members linked by faith and committed to academic life. We offer a place of hospitality – a gracious old home one block from campus – to meet others, form friendships, share a meal, worship, pray, make connections between faith and studies, ask questions, relax and have fun. Our purpose is to invite others more deeply into Jesus Christ and the community that bears his name so that they can discover and fulfill their callings for the sake of the world.