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Christian Life Community (CLC)

Alexander Garoutte

Christian Life Community

I am excited and overjoyed to work with the incredible students of Christian Life Community (CLC) as I serve as its director! I have the privilege of working closely with our Executive Council, small group leaders, and all members of CLC to build a community rooted in God's love. I oversee the faith-sharing small groups that help students to discover a place where they can truly belong, where they can explore questions of faith and belief, and where they can listen for where God is calling them in their vocation. 
My passion for CLC and Campus Ministry stems from my time as an undergrad at Loyola Marymount University where I earned degrees in Theology and Physics. Through Christian Life Community I found the place where I could be my most authentic self, foster a personal relationship with God, and deepen my interest in the intersection between spirituality and social justice. It was also through CLC that I discovered my own vocation to ministry, and was led to serve in the Cabrini Mission Corps at Cabrini University (near Philadelphia, PA) after graduation. As campus minister for faith and social justice I found a deep love for walking with students through such an important time of discovery, challenge, and joy. My journey then led me Boston where I earned a Master of Divinity at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry while I worked at a parish coordinating the faith formation program for children, teens, and families. Though I enjoyed my time on the East Coast, the opportunity to serve university students in Campus Ministry and to be closer to my hometown of San Diego has lured me back to California and to SCU!
On cool weekend mornings you'll find me hiking the hills around Silicon Valley and on warm afternoons you can catch me playing my guitar. I'm into urban exploration, comfortable coffee shops, Harry Potter, and listening to the sound of the ocean. I enjoy writing about Ignatian Spirituality through the blog God In All Things
Please feel free to come by my office to chat! I'd love to hear about your experience here at SCU, your thoughts on spirituality and faith, and where you hope your vocation leads you in the future! 
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