at Church of the Wayfarer
More than a building —
Church of the Wayfarer is and has been a United Methodist Church for all of its over 100 years. We have also been a "community" church, a good neighbor and participant in the town activities.
In partnership with other community agencies and churches we have aided the homeless through, furnishing meals and temporary lodging, as well as an ongoing series of food bank contributions.
We also offer counseling, and have a scholarship program for high school seniors. Read on for more.
Life's journey can sometimes be more challenging than we are prepared to handle by ourselves. Church of the Wayfarer has two ministries that may be helpful to you when you are ready to ask for help.
You can be assured that your conversations will be confidential. Compassionate hospital and hospice visitation by the pastor is always available and has the highest priority.
There is no charge for the pastor's services, nor do you have to be a member of Church of the Wayfarer; however, contributions for the ongoing work of the church are always welcome. Contact the church office at 624-3550 to schedule an appointment.
The Church of the Wayfarer Foundation proudly celebrates 32 years of awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Monterey Peninsula area. Since 1982, we have awarded over $600,000 to scholarship applicants.
The scholarships are based on the following:
- academic proficiency
- community service
- participation in Christian church activities
Anyone wishing to apply for a scholarship should contact their high school counseling office in December or January.
Click to download the 2016 scholarship application in PDF format.
2015 Scholarship Recipients
Left to right: Ashley Brady, Julia Clark, Grace Wodecki, Eunice Rhee,Coleton Rodd, Eva Pauley, Madelynn Whittaker, Erika DePalatis, Lola Hautau
2014 Scholarship Recipients
Left to right: Johnny Lim, Jacob Loh, Nichole Hage, Rebecca Bruemmer, Ashley Yukihiro, Taylor Gonzalez, Sara Cho, Kendra Bell. Not pictured: Bethany Cripe, Allison Wheeler.
2013 Scholarship Recipients
Front Row (left to right): Rebecca Chisholm, Tierney Hightower, Kendra Hoffman, Heidi Kunz, Lucy Scattini, Emily Stewart, Alexandra Wieting-Lukowski
Back Row (left to right): Jeffrey Bachini, Madeline Clark, Amanda Nansel-Giuliano, Ali Welschmeyer, Nicholas Gonzalez, Justin DePalatis
2012 Scholarship Recipients
Front Row (left to right): Wyatt Carr, Naomi Catterlin, Steven Pina, Ann Marie Carrothers, Benjamin Bransford and Sierra Robinson
Back Row (left to right): Robert Salerno, Chandler Jennings, Michael Cho, John Duncan, Emily Long and Michael Blackburn
Not pictured: Hayoung Youn
2011 Scholarship Recipients
Front Row (left to right): Melanie Hong; Danica Harootian; Allison Bales; Elizabeth Clark
Middle Row (left to right): Savannah Lee; Jade Hage; Katherine Congleton; Esther Han; Sophie Claudel
Back Row (left to right): Benjamin Regan; Erika Kreeger; Andrew Clark; Enoch Matsumara; Perry Choi
2009 Scholarship Recipients
Front Row (left to right): Haley Markow, Carmel HS; Jeehee Cho, Pacific Grove HS; Ashley Hobson, Pacific Grove HS
Back Row (left to right): Caroline Yoon, York School; Matthew Claudel, York School; Tyler Greenway, Carmel HS; Jessica Lares, Calvary Christian HS
Not pictured: Reed Thayer and Zachary Parkes
2008 Scholarship Recipients
Front Row (left to right): Katherine Hazdovac, Patrice Ware, Calee Gonzales, Laura Aung
Middle Row (left to right): Joyce Yoon, Patricia Ware, Steven Matsumura, Grace Hwang, Andre LaMothe
Back Row (left to right): Jonathan Gibbons, Nathan Tucker, Jerene Aldinger, Zachary Parkes, Victoria Lund
Photos by Kenneth L. Hess