Student Groups

The Celtic Cross Mission Society serves as the missionary "hands" of the seminary, raising both funds and awareness, while engaging in direct community outreach.

Charitable organizations in the San Francisco Bay area and across the country received 2017 Celtic Cross Mission grants. Last year almost $28,000 was awarded for projects filling baby boxes at a rural a hospital, urban reforesting, supporting chaplaincy for first responders, youth programs, new seating for homeless ministry, production of a documentary on mission work in Haiti, new lighting for music program, feeding ministries, and educational materials regarding special needs children.

A team of students reviews the grant applications, research needs, and presents recommendations to the seminary community. In addition, during the last year, three emergency grants were provided in response to immediate need. After Hurricanes Harvey and Maria grants were made through Episcopal Relief and Development and UNICEF to assist the victims. Locally, funds were provided to assist families following the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties where 8400 structures burned and 43 people lost their lives.

Much of the focus of Celtic Cross in the fall is on raising funds, primarily through parking cars on Cal football game days – turning the parking lot into baby blankets, clean air, teaching supplies, food for hungry bellies, and more. Parking cars becomes mission evangelism, as students share stories of the projects with those who use the lot, connecting them with the Good News they are helping to support. Celtic Cross also is the recipient of community night offerings to support the annual grant process.

All members of the CDSP community, including faculty, staff, students, spouses, and partners, are members of the Celtic Cross Mission Society. 

Applications for 2018 mission grants are available beginning March 19 and are due April 15. Grant awards will be announced in May.  The application can be found here. For more information, contact the Society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Peter Homeyer serves as the Celtic Cross Missioner for 2017-18.