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.
To read transcripts of Pastor Norm Mowery's sermons, please visit our blog.
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. Pastor Norm Mowery has been an experienced counselor for many persons and couples during his 33 years of ministry. He is available for counseling or just to share your burden.
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.
In addition to our pastor, members of the community are invited to seek more intensive, long-term help and counseling with a licensed psychotherapist, Sarah McCloud Berling, at affordable rates.
She maintains an office in the church or is also available for home consultations by mutual agreement. Sarah Berling has more than thirty years of professional experience working in her private practice with families, couples and individuals, and has a practical, encouraging approach. A graduate of Stanford University, she grew up in Carmel, attending Sunset School and Carmel High.
To schedule an appointment or obtain more information, call Sarah Berling at 624‑6543.
The Church of the Wayfarer Foundation proudly celebrates 30 years of awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Monterey Peninsula area. Since 1982, we have awarded over $365,000 to scholarship applicants.
The scholarships are based on academic proficiency, community service, and participation in Christian church activities.
Anyone wishing to apply for a scholarship should contact their high school counseling office in January or February.
Click to download the scholarship application in PDF format.
2011 Scholarship Recipients
Front Row: Melanie Hong; Danica Harootian; Allison Bales; Elizabeth Clark
Middle Row: Savannah Lee; Jade Hage; Katherine Congleton; Esther Han; Sophie Claudel
Back Row: Benjamin Regan; Erika Kreeger; Andrew Clark; Enoch Matsumara; Perry Choi
2009 Scholarship Recipients
Front Row: Haley Markow, Carmel HS; Jeehee Cho, Pacific Grove HS; Ashley Hobson, Pacific Grove HS
Back Row: 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: Katherine Hazdovac, Patrice Ware, Calee Gonzales, Laura Aung
Second Row: Joyce Yoon, Patricia Ware, Steven Matsumura, Grace Hwang, Andre LaMothe
Third Row: Jonathan Gibbons, Nathan Tucker, Jerene Aldinger, Zachary Parkes, Victoria Lund
Photos by Kenneth L. Hess