Update on Classroom and Office Space

As you know, ChI was welcomed back by Christ Church in Berkeley where we have held our Interfaith Studies and Spiritual Direction Certificate Program classes since Fall 2016.   The Babcock Room has served as our classroom.  This facility provides a hospitable venue for filling our classroom needs Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, we’ve been welcomed by Starr King School for the Ministry into their Fireside Room, which is lovely and appropriate.   The combination of Christ Church and Starr King satisfies our classroom needs in this moment, and we are very grateful.

In terms of office space, we are headquartered at Shattuck Commons, 1400 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 14 (at Rose Street) in Berkeley. Our office resides very close to our classroom space, allowing us to be as efficient as possible, especially during modules. Our space not only houses our growing staff but also provides a stable foundation for our expanded team and community.  Community events and meetings are also held here. 

Community members wishing to utilize this space in the evenings or weekends should contact: chioffice(at)chaplaincyinstitute.org


Our office also includes signage on busy Shattuck Avenue (thanks to a donation from ChI clergy Rev. Martha O'Hehir) which allows us to have visibility and raise awareness for ChI in the community and possibly encourage new students, donors and volunteers to join us.

The challenge is that Berkeley is not an inexpensive place to rent space, and costs are going up all of the time.

Here’s where we need your help.

Currently, donors are contributing $495 a month in recurring gifts to help underwrite ChI’s facilities. These donations cover about half of our total classroom expenses each month.  After adding the cost of office space, we require about 4,000 per month for both our classroom and office.  What we need are additional donors to come forward to make a monthly gift to ChI to help us underwrite these critically important costs. 

Please consider your monthly budget and what amount you are able to contribute to the future of ChI.  Your donations will ensure our ability to gain stability and strengthen the foundation and home that holds our seminary and spiritual community as we together, provide spiritual care to heal and transform the world.

Your help is greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

To donate by mail:

The Chaplaincy Institute, 1400 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 14, Berkeley, CA  94709

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