Christina P. Shu, MDiv

Lead Interfaith Chaplain

Christina P. Shu, MDiv, serves as the lead interfaith chaplain.

Chaplain Shu’s focus is to provide interfaith spiritual care to patients and families from diverse religious communities (Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, etc.), and those who are not religious, are unaffiliated, or are personally spiritual. Her specialties are palliative care patients and families experiencing grief and loss, end-of-life situations, and coping with long-term illness and hospitalization. She participated in a two-year, grant-funded project to integrate spiritual care into palliative care for patients and families.

Chaplain Shu earned a bachelor’s in religious studies, with departmental honors, at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. She then earned her master’s in divinity at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass.

Chaplain Shu completed several chaplaincy internships at various venues, including the Center for Urban Chaplaincy in San Diego, Tufts University in Sommerville, Mass., and Boston Medical Center. She was a chaplain resident at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center and has earned a total of six units of clinical pastoral education. She also served as an intern minister for two years at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, Calif.

She is a candidate in the fellowship and ordination process with the Unitarian Universalist Association.