UPCaM Staff

Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger

Executive Director

Welcome to UPCaM! 
         Every year UPCaM is a new community gifted by the diversity
of all our experiences.  Whenever we gather, wherever we gather ... on the Quad, in the Student Union, in the Campus District, all around the CLE, we are God's community centered in Jesus.      Our welcome is just like Jesus's welcome -- radical, inclusive, challenging. 
         When we dive into Bible study, reflection, debate, worship, and service, I pray our differences strengthen this community as we learn from one another.  Each person's perspective, theology (thoughts about God), worship style, musical taste, and talents are WELCOME and VALUED.  In sharing and learning together, we will reflect God's deep love for our whole world.  
       Our welcome is a radical Jesus-welcome for every sibling no matter one's faith practice, heritage, nationality, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.  God's arms open wide through the love of Jesus to embrace us all, and this is UPCaM!  
       Today, UPCaM is privileged to serve three colleges of Cleveland: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and Tri-C Metro Campus. I look forward to meeting you on campus!
        If you're searching for place to invest in, let's talk.  When we talk, I look forward to learning about you. Here are five things about me. 
With Peace,  Shelley
Five things about Shelley:
1. I make time for good coffee and vegetarian food (though I eat fish and cook meat). 
2. I enjoy connecting people to new people, new experiences and even new places. 
3. I love traveling, trip planning a hike or far-off destination. 
4. I live in North Olmsted with my husband, Seth, and two future college students, Noah (14) and Zach (10) and our wonder-dog Scrappy.  
5.   I am an Ordained Lutheran (ELCA) Pastor.

Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger,

Ex. Director/Campus Minister

Shenica Tulloch, 

Ministry Associate

Tomesha Walker, 

Program Coordinator for Rebekah's Circle

Ean Rogers, 

Office Assistant

Ann Randall, CPA,


Board Of Trustees

Board Of Trustees

Rev. Russell Goldner, Chair

Disciples of Christ

David Lamar, Secretary

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Ms. Gloria Webb

American Baptist 


Rev. Cheryl Lindsay, Treasurer

United Church of Christ


Elder Harry Farmer, Assistant Treasurer

Disciples of Christ


Rev. Ray Banks

United Church of Christ 

Dr. Jennifer Lenz

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Amber Karel Gerace

Episcopal Church USA

UPCaM’s Board of Trustees includes lay and clergy representatives from the denominations and

congregations supporting UPCaM.

Terms are three years, renewable for consecutive terms.

To learn more about serving with UPCaM, 

please contact Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger.

We give God grateful thanks

for the Rev. Barbara Essex











UPCaM's Executive Director


May God bless you

in this new season of retired living and serving! 




United Protestant Campus Ministries in Cleveland | The Interfaith Center | 11205 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106 | Office: 216-421-9614 ext 301

pastorshelleynb@gmail.org | office@upcam.org | 440-494-6259

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