Together in partnership with the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ.

who we are

We are an inclusive Christian campus ministry that welcomes all students and young adults.

Our faith is what challenges us and empowers us to build meaningful friendships and to understand and celebrate the ways God is at work through each of us.

We are all about offering safe and supportive community. Learn more about our new small group dinners by emailing

We invite you to live out your Faith Without Fear and to experience God's love with us.

learn about the circuit ministry

The Circuit Ministry is our new nationwide campus ministry for young adults and college students in partnership with other progressive pastors and congregations.


our campus minister

Rev. Dr. Tom Martinez

Our previous Campus Minister has accepted a call to serve a Vermont Church. Our Senior Minister, Pastor Tom, will be meeting with our ASU students through July.  Contact the Church Office (admin@desertpalmucc.or) to find out more about the UCC at ASU.

Rev. Dr. Tom Martinez is the Senior Minister here at Desert Palm.  Prior to transitioning into the ministry he worked in a variety of mental health settings in the Pacific Northwest.  His lifelong academic passion is the  interface of depth psychology and religion, ecotheology and the relationship between spirituality and social action.  Pastor Tom recently earned his Ph. D. in depth psychology through  Pacifica Graduate Institute (with an emphasis in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, Indigenous Psychology and Ecopsychology, Pacifica's CLIE track).  He has served churches in New Jersey, Brooklyn (NY), and is now here with us in Arizona.

For more information about our campus minister

call or text

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