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Religious Life

There are places of worship for many denominations and faiths in UCSB’s surrounding communities of Isla Vista, Goleta, and Santa Barbara. Local churches and religious organizations are listed below.

The Milton Rosiman Jewish Student Center is home to the Hillel student organization, which opened in spring 2001 in Isla Vista. The Hillel space is open to all students.

In addition, there are a variety of organizations created by students to focus on faith-based exploration and connections with other students. UCSB’s Office of Student Life registers student organizations with a focus on Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faiths, among others.

Local Churches and Organizations

The following churches and organizations are located in UCSB's immediate area.

AQUEOUS CHURCH
Billy Calderwood, Pastor
Isla Vista Elementary School
6875 El Colegio Rd.
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 452-6088

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE ORGANIZATION AT UCSB
Maureen Loster, contact person
777 Camino Pescadero
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 682-0408

FUENTES DE ESPERANZA
Hugo Otaola, Pastor
777 Camino Pescadero
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 451-6559

LATTER DAY SAINTS INSTITUTE OF RELIGION
6524 Cordoba
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 968-4111

CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
Rev. Ronald Cox, Campus Pastor
6595 Covington Way
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 964-2267

THE MILTON ROISMAN JEWISH STUDENT CENTER (HILLEL)
Rabbi Alison Conyer
781 Embarcadero del Mar
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 968-1280

NEW COVENANT WORSHIP CENTER
Rev. David Moore, Pastor
777 Camino Pescadero
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 685-5212

PYONG KANG KOREAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Rev. Hark Kim, Pastor
892 Camino Del Sur
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 687-2756

ST. MARK’S UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC
Rev. John W. Love, Pastor
6550 Picasso Rd
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 968-1078

ST. MICHAEL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. Nicole S. Janelle, Chaplain
6586 Picasso Rd
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 968-2712

WESLEY FOUNDATION/ KOREAN METHODIST CHURCH OF SANTA BARBARA
Rev. Chi-Young Jeong
892 Camino Del Sur
Isla Vista, CA 93117
(805) 968-2610

The following is a partial listing of religious organizations in the greater Santa Barbara area. If you do not find your faith affiliation in this list, see www.interfaithinitiativesbc.org to find out more about the other religious organizations in our community.

PRESBYTERIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
Dr. Steve Jacobsen, Pastor
6067 Shirrell Way
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-2131

ST. ATHANASIUS ORTHODOX CHURCH
Rev. Nicholas Speier
5580 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 685-5400

ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF SANTA BARBARA
158 Aero Camino
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-9940

BUDDHIST CHURCH OF SANTA BARBARA
1015 E Montecito St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 962-3633

BODHIPATH BUDDHIST CENTER
113 West Gutierrez Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 569-0099

VEDANTA SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
SANTA BARBARA TEMPLE AND SRI SARADA MATH (CONVENT)
927 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-2903