Jubilee 2017

Discover what it means to serve Jesus Christ with your entire life.

Schedule

  • 17 February
  • 18 February
  • 19 February

Registration Opens

03:00 PM 07:30 PM

Gathering A | Creation

07:30 PM 09:30 PM

Jon Tyson

Lecrae 

Late Night Options

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Don't Forget the Lyrics

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Salsa

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Michael Thornhill

Trivia

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Workshop 1

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Gospel 101 - Lizz Heimann

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Lizz Heimann

All Right, Stop. Collaborate and Listen. - Brian Jensen and Keith Martel

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Brian Jensen

Keith Martel

Learning for the Love of God - Derek Melleby

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Derek Melleby

Life After College: How to Prepare for What Comes Next - Erica Young Reitz

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Erica Young Reitz

Cain, Abel, and Kanye - Gregory Thornbury

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Gregory Thornbury

Gathering B | Fall

10:15 AM 12:00 PM

Propaganda 

Sho Baraka

Ekemini Uwan

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:30 PM

Workshop 2

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

What Can I Do With My Degree??? - Todd Allen

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Todd Allen

Two Ends, One Stick: Serving God in Trades and Engineering - Walt Baptista & Dennis Slevin

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Walt Baptista

Can We Love Our Neighbors Through Politics? - Sho Baraka, Michael Gerson, Stephanie Summers, Katie Thompson, Michael Wear

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Stephanie Summers

Sho Baraka

Michael Wear

Katie Thompson

Michael Gerson

Why Our Neighbors Need More Christian Journalists - Katelyn Beaty

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Katelyn Beaty

Vocational Ministry - Bud Brainard

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Bud Brainerd

Wonderful Counselor: More than Atticus - Sylvia Chen

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Sylvia Chen

Art and the Church - Scott Erickson

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Scott Erickson

Making Music to the Glory of God - Joy Ike

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Joy Ike

Education, Faith and Resistance - Zakiya Jackson

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Zakiya Jackson

On a scale you’ve never imagined - Steven Little

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Steve Little

Your Creative Process - Justin McRoberts

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Justin McRoberts

Campus Ministry: An Inside Perspective - Eric Richey, Cole Riley, Katherine Sikma, Gene Twilley, John Wilhelm

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

John Wilhelm

Gene Twilley

Katherine Sikma

Cole Riley

Eric Richey

How Should Christians View History? - Gary Smith

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Gary Smith

Finding Work as a Writer, Editor, or Journalist - Roxanne Stone

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Roxanne Stone

I Will Be With You. Will You Be With Me? - Mari Stout

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Mari Stout

Military? CIA? Serving an Infallible God in Fallible Institutions - Louis Tucker

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Louis Tucker

Survive or Thrive? Transformation is possible, even in healthcare - Julia Wattacheril

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Julia Wattacheril

The Estuarian Life - Doug Wilson

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Doug Wilson

Exhibitor Contest

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

Workshop 3

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

On Freedom’s Journey: A Conversation with Freedom Rider Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton, Jr. - Todd Allen

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Todd Allen

Spotlight: Race & Faith - Sho Baraka and Propaganda

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Propaganda 

Sho Baraka

Why God Intends Every Woman to Work: A Vision for Women's Vocational Calling - Katelyn Beaty

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Katelyn Beaty

Healing What Divides - Sherman Bradley

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Sherman Bradley

To Whom Is Given: Business for the Common Good - Tyler Castle

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Tyler  Castle

We Are Not Troubled Guests - Scott Erickson

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Scott Erickson

Entrepreneurship & Cultural Engagement: How Faith Shapes our Ideas and our World - Jon Hart

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Jon Hart

Why You Shouldn't 'Follow Your Passion' - Bethany Jenkins

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Bethany Jenkins

The Practical Ethics Of A Working Artist - Justin McRoberts

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Justin McRoberts

A Christian Response to the Refugee Crisis - James Misner

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

James Misner

Suffer the Children: What We Can Do to Help the World’s Impoverished Children - Gary Smith

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Gary Smith

Common Narrative Worship - Daniel Snoke & Jason Washington

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Daniel Snoke

Jason Washington

After the Lights: Finding Meaning Beyond College - Mark Steffey

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Mark Steffey

Men, Women, and the World We Share - Roxanne Stone

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Roxanne Stone

How Christians Think About Origins - Jim Stump

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Jim Stump

Honoring God in Government: Promoting Justice through Public Service - Stephanie Summers, Katie Thompson, Michael Wear

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Stephanie Summers

Michael Wear

Katie Thompson

So You Want To Change The World - Sarah Thebarge

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Sarah Thebarge

The Fall: Is it all bad news? - Ekemini Uwan

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Ekemini Uwan

Are You Called to Campus Ministry? - Rick Whitlock

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Rick Whitlock

Jesus Loves Rap: A closer look at Lecrae, Kendrick and Chance - John Williamson

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

Jubilee Global Dinner

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

Jubilee Cross Cultural Dinner

05:30 PM 06:30 PM

Gathering C | Redemption

07:30 PM 09:30 PM

Léonce B. Crump Jr.

Sarah Thebarge

Late Night Options

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

After College Book Signing with Erica Young Reitz

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Erica Young Reitz

Board Games

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Causegear Art

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Decades Dance Party

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Propaganda & Sho Baraka

10:00 PM 11:59 PM

Propaganda 

Sho Baraka

CCO Fellows Info Breakfast

08:00 AM 08:45 AM

Living Jubilee Blog Writers Forum

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

Workshop 4

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World - Kyle Bennett

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Kyle Bennett

Naptime Theology - Emily Bingham

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Emily Bingham

What’s a Jubilee, anyway? - Byron Borger

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Byron Borger

Party of One: Living a Full Life When You’re Single - Jamie Donne

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Jamie Donne

Prayer: You Can Do It - Scott Erickson & Justin McRoberts

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Scott Erickson

Justin McRoberts

Hearing from God: The Discipline of Meditation - Valerie Faust

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Valerie Faust

Leadership Development: Foundations to Take Every Square Inch - Sharon Gramby-Sobukwe

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Gospel 101 - Lizz Heimann

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Lizz Heimann

How Work Leads to Transformation in God’s Kingdom - Art Lindsley

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Art Lindsley

Jubilee on Campus and in Your Calling - Mike Mattes

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Michael Mattes

“You Don't Matter!” - Heather Strong Moore and Antonio Morton

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Heather Strong Moore

Antonio Morton

Redeeming Social Media: Our Place in the Shared Space - Ivan Strong Moore

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Ivan Strong Moore

On Servant Leadership: Overcoming Obstacles to Find Your Voice as a Leader - Christine Oh

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Christine Oh

The Common Good: God’s Call on Us to Bring Flourishing to the World - Bob Robinson

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Bob Robinson

Watch Your Mouth: How Gender and Language Interact - Katherine Sikma

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Katherine Sikma

Trials - Dan Terracciano

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Dan Terracciano

Engaging through Community Dance - Teresa VanDenend Sorge

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Teresa VanDenend Sorge

Disruptive Discipleship: The Power of Breaking Routine to Kickstart Your Faith - Sam Van Eman

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Sam Van Eman

Handling Success and Failure - Rick Whitlock

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Rick Whitlock

Journeying Well: How pilgrimage, wonder, and attentiveness might change how you engage with your life - Adrienne Willhoft

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

Adrienne Willhoft

Gathering D | Restoration

10:15 AM 12:00 PM

Anthony Bradley

Vince  Burens

Sponsors

Speakers

Lecrae

Hip-Hop Artist, Songwriter, Actor
Lecrae Moore is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor. This Grammy-award winner released his seventh studio album, Anomaly, in September 2016, and it officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album.

What started as a practical approach to mentoring the youth population at a local juvenile detention center has led to a worldwide mission, as Lecrae pursues his art and also finds time to mentor professional athletes. According to Lecrae, “When you influence the influential, that’s when you can begin to change culture.”

Get Lecrae's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Unashamed (B+H Publishing Group)

17 February

Ekemini Uwan

Theologian and Writer
Theologian Ekemini Uwan received her Master of Divinity degree in 2016 from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, and she is the 2015 Greene Prize in Apologetics Award recipient. As one who is passionate about sound theology, Ekemini has a fierce commitment to biblical orthodoxy and its implications for the social, and political issues of our present day. As a result, she often speaks, opines, and writes about the aforementioned for various online publications. In addition to her writing and speaking, Ekemini, Michelle Higgins, and Dr. Christina Edmondson will launch a brand new podcast called, "Truth's Table."

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Anthony Bradley

The King’s College
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Dr. Anthony Bradley is associate professor of religious studies at The King’s College in New York City and a research fellow at the Acton Institute. Dr. Bradley lectures at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad.

He is the author of several books, and his writings on religious and cultural issues have been published in a variety of journals, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Detroit News, and World Magazine.

Get Anthony Bradley's book in the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Liberating Black Theology: The Bible and the Black Experience in America (Crossway Books)

19 February

Léonce B. Crump Jr.

Senior Pastor
Renovation Church
Léonce Crump, Jr. is an author, international speaker, and the founder and senior pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta. In 2006, Crump answered God’s call to relocate from Tennessee to Atlanta and begin the process of planting Renovation Church.

He details the obstacles he and his family faced and the revelations he uncovered during this process in Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are.

A champion for the Church’s participation in focused and intentional cultural renewal, Crump is the leading voice of a generation committed to operating as God’s redemptive agents in the earth.

Get Léonce B. Crump Jr.'s book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are (Multnomah Books)

18 February

Jon Tyson

Founding Pastor
Trinity Grace Church
Jon Tyson is a church planter and founding pastor of Trinity Grace Church in New York City. He also serves with City Collective, a relationally-driven church planting network.

Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the United States 19 years ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He also founded the Center for City Renewal which is working for the common good and flourishing of New York through the lens of civility.

Get Jon Tyson's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Rumors of God: Experience the Kind of Faith You've Only Heard About (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

17 February

Sarah Thebarge

Speaker and Author
Sarah Thebarge studied medicine at Yale and journalism at Columbia. She is an international speaker and the author of the memoir The Invisible Girls, which was chosen as the First Year Experience book by Mississippi State University.

Her writing has appeared in Huffington Post, Red Letter Christian, Relevant Magazine, and Christianity Today, and she is a spokesperson for Compassion International.

Get Sarah Thebarge's book in the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

The Invisible Girls: A Memoir (Jericho Books)

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Propaganda

Poet, Academic, and Emcee
From the same soil that grew Jim Morrison, Tony Hawk, NWA, Snoop, and Kendrick Lamar grows another LA native, Propaganda. What do you say about Propaganda? He’s a poet, political activist, husband, father, academic, and emcee. With LA flowing through his veins and armed with a bold message, Propaganda has assembled a body of work that challenges his listeners with every verse and reaches across the spectrum of pop culture. From aggressive battle raps to smooth introspective rhythms, Propaganda’s music will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly, it will stretch your mind and heart.

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Roxanne Stone

Editor in Chief
Barna Group
Roxanne Stone is editor in chief at Barna Group and the general editor of the FRAMES series. She is the former editorial director for Relevant Magazine and has worked in publishing for more than a decade, serving as an editor at Christianity Today, Group Publishing, Q Ideas, and This is Our City.

18 February

18 February

Katelyn Beaty

Editor and Author 
Katelyn Beaty is an editor at large at Christianity Today magazine and the author of A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World.

For four years she served as the youngest and first female print managing editor at Christianity Today, where she cofounded the website her.meneutics and served as editorial director of the This Is Our City project.

Get Katelyn Beaty's book in the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World (Howard Books)

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Sho Baraka

Recording Artist and Activist
Educated at Tuskegee University and the University of North Texas, Sho Baraka studied Television/Film, Anthropology, and Public Administration. He has become an artist, philosopher, and social-thought leader in contemporary culture, spending the past nine years traveling the world as a recording artist and public speaker. Sho has also done overseas activist work, ranging from race relations in South Africa to establishing musical cohorts in Indonesia. He is a founding member of nationally known Christian hip hop group 116 Clique.

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Jon Hart

Partner
Praxis
Jon Hart serves as a Partner at Praxis, a venture group that works to create faith-motivated startups with significant social and cultural impact. Jon leads Praxis Academy, which is focused on training the next-generation of entrepreneurs. Prior to Praxis, he spent seven years at a Fortune 50 Company, where he helped launch a new venture and revive another, gaining operational expertise in customer experience design, organizational leadership, and brand management.

18 February

Zakiya Jackson

Director of Partnerships
The Expectations Project
Zakiya Jackson has been involved in community development and education for 15 years, working in public schools, nonprofits, and corporations. She currently serves as Director of Partnerships for The Expectations Project, helping faith-rooted organizations strategically address education equity. Zakiya also writes, speaks, and consults in the intersections of spiritual formation, racial justice, and African American culture. Her most recent essay, “Responding to the War on Black Bodies,” was published in Leaven, a journal of Christian ministry out of Pepperdine University. Named one of 33 Millennials leading the next generation of the Christian faith by Christianity Today, Zakiya has been engaged in church leadership since she was in college. She loves hosting watch parties, making excessively healthy smoothies, living in Washington, DC, and reading the words of activist Bryan Stevenson.

18 February

Vince Burens

President & CEO
CCO
Vince Burens is President and Chief Executive Officer of the CCO. Vince’s history with the CCO goes back to his first year as student at the University of Pittsburgh. The first member of his family to attend college, Vince was very young in his faith at the time, but because his youth pastor connected him to CCO staff members, he found a place to grow. Shortly after graduating with his degree in urban development and political science, he chose to work for the CCO himself, first ministering to students at Robert Morris University and later serving as Director of Recruiting and Director of Staff Services. Prior to becoming President in 2016, he served for eight years as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As President, Vince's top priority is to make sure the CCO continues to help college students catch a vision for The Good Life—good in a Kingdom-of-God way. He wants them to become outwardly focused, toward the lost, the lonely, and the least of these. 

19 February

Todd Allen

Professor of Communication Studies & Visual Arts
Grove City College
Dr. Todd Allen is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies & Visual Arts at Grove City College. In 2006, Dr. Allen founded The Common Ground Project, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting an understanding of the Civil Rights Movement.

For the past 15 years, he has led the “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights” bus tour, an educational tour which visits many of the key southern sites of the Civil Rights Movement. The tour was featured in a 2006 documentary produced by WQED-Pittsburgh.

Get Todd Allen and Anthony Bradley's collaborated book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Black Scholars in White Space: New Vistas in African American Studies from the Christian Academy

edited by Anthony B. Bradley (Pickwick Publications) 

18 February

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Keith Martel

Director of the Master of Arts in Higher Education Program
Geneva College
During his undergraduate years, CCO staff members and the Jubilee conference were pivotal in helping Keith Martel discern his calling into the world of higher education.

A few decades later, he serves as the director of the Master of Arts in Higher Education program at Geneva College. He is the co-author of Storied Leadership.

Get Keith Martel's book in the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Storied Leadership: Foundations of Leadership from a Christian Perspective (Falls City Press)

18 February

Peace Ike

Singer/Songwriter
Peace Ike is a first generation Nigerian-American singer-songwriter, percussionist, worship leader, and physical therapist based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a musician, she combines her formal musical training with tell-it-like-it-is lyrics centered on the intersection of faith and action. She currently leads worship at East Gate church in West Philly. As a part-time percussionist, she tours with Sara Groves, Joy Ike, and various other artists and ministries within the region.

Sherman Bradley

Owner & Founder
Consider the Poor, LLC
Sherman Bradley is the owner and founder of Consider the Poor, LLC, an advocacy, consulting, training, and service company focusing on issues relevant to breaking the cycle of poverty. A US Air Force veteran and an ordained minister, he also serves as the Co-Pastor of New Life Covenant Cincinnati with his lovely wife, Sadell. New Life Covenant is a multi-ethnic, inter-generational, and multi-class congregation thriving in the heart of Cincinnati.

18 February

Bethany Jenkins

Director
The Gospel Coalition’s Every Square Inch
Bethany L. Jenkins is the Director of The Gospel Coalition’s Every Square Inch, the Director of Vocational & Career Development at The King’s College, and the Founder of The Park Forum. She previously worked on Wall Street, at the State Department, on Capitol Hill, and in Big Law. She received her JD from Columbia Law School and attends Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, where she is a current CFW Fellow and a former Gotham Fellow through the Center for Faith & Work.

18 February

Scott Erickson

Artist and Advocate
Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance artist, and creative priest who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art that speaks to our deepest experiences.

He is currently touring his one-man performance piece, “We Are Not Troubled Guests,” in which he navigates the surprising gift of an existential crisis. He is the co-author of Prayer: Forty Days of Practice and an adjunct professor at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.

Get Scott Erickson's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Prayer: Forty Days of Practice (Justin McRoberts)

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Erica Young Reitz

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Erica Young Reitz directs Senior EXIT, a one-year experience that prepares graduating college seniors for the transition into their next phase of life.

She works for the CCO, reaching out to students at Penn State University Park. She has an MA in Higher Education from Geneva College, and her first book, After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships and Faith, was released in 2016.

Get Erica Young Reitz's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore: 

After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships and Faith (IVP Books)

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Joy Ike

Singer/Songwriter
Joy Ike is passionate about the intersection of faith and culture, the call to create art with integrity and excellence, and connecting with others through her music. As an artist who has been compared to the likes of Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, and Regina Spektor, her honest, bittersweet songwriting has earned her the chance to open for a number of national touring acts, and blends elements of pop, folk, and soul.

18 February

James Misner

Senior Vice President of Strategic Engagement
World Relief
As Senior Vice President of Strategic Engagement of World Relief, an international relief and development agency, James Misner helps churches, foundations and individuals stand with the vulnerable in the U.S. and around the world. Leading teams domestically and internationally, James seeks to facilitate meaningful cross-cultural experiences, leading to deeper levels of discipleship.

18 February

Josh Moyer

Attorney and Musician
Net Health
Josh Moyer is an attorney and a musician. He serves as In-House Counsel with Net Health, a software solutions provider for specialized outpatient care and one the fastest-growing companies in America according to Inc. Magazine. As a musician, Josh helps to lead Colonizing the Cosmos, an indie-folk band.

Katie Thompson

Author and Editor
Shared Justice
Katie Thompson is the Editor of Shared Justice, the Center for Public Justice's online publication for twenty- and thirty-somethings.

In 2015, Thompson co-authored Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice with Michael Gerson and Stephanie Summers. 

She also serves on behalf of CPJ as a steering committee member of Faith for Just Lending, a coalition dedicated to ending predatory payday lending. 

Get Katie Thompson's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice (Falls City Press)

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Justin McRoberts

Author, Songwriter, and Pastor
Justin McRoberts is an author, songwriter, pastor, and retreat leader. His most recent book is entitled Prayer: 40 Days of Practice and is illustrated by visual artist Scott Erickson. Justin is a long-time friend of Jubilee who makes several stops at CCO campuses throughout the year.

Get Justin McRobert's books at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Title Pending: What I Think About When I Make Stuff (CreateSpace)

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Julia Wattacheril

Physician Scientist
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Julia Wattacheril is a native Texan, now New Yorker, who is who is an assistant professor in transplant hepatology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the director of the Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Program in the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, and she uses translational research approaches to try to answer fundamental questions generated by taking care of her patients.

18 February

Gregory Thornbury

President
The King’s College
Gregory Alan Thornbury, Ph.D., serves as the sixth President of The King’s College in New York City, an institution dedicated to faith, free enterprise, and The American Dream.

Called “America’s first hipster college president” by The American Spectator, Dr. Thornbury is also a Visiting Professor at the Values and Capitalism initiative of the American Enterprise Institute. His recent books focus on the relationship between philosophy, theology, and culture.

Gregory Thornbury edited a book that can be purchased in the Hearts and Minds Bookstore: 

Bigger on the Inside: Christianity and Doctor Who (Square Halo Books)

18 February

Steve Little

Professor of Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Steve Little is the William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Immunology Opthalmology and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his PhD from MIT in 2005, with his thesis winning the American Association for Advancement of Science’s Excellence in Research Award. His research focuses on designing next-generation “Medicine that Imitates Life,” and the technologies from his laboratories have served as the foundation for multiple spin-off companies, including Qrono, Inc. and Selkie Therapeutics.

18 February

Valerie Faust

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Valerie is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, trainer, and coach. Passionate about helping young women and girls develop the confidence and skills they need to be successful leaders, she serves at Inta-Great as the Director of Blossom & Flourish, a leadership development program serving middle school and high school girls, and also as CCO campus ministry staff at Duquesne University. These two roles allow her to pursue her vision of raising up next generation female leaders in middle school, high school, and college who will be leaders in their academic, extracurricular, personal, and ultimately professional lives.

19 February

Heather Strong Moore

Partnership Coordinator, Northwest PA
CCO
Heather Strong Moore studied psychology at Messiah College and went on to do graduate work in counseling at Slippery Rock University. Her journey with the CCO began seven years ago at Slippery Rock with Grace Anglican Church as she did campus ministry during graduate school. Now she helps create avenues for God's light to shine on college campuses in Northwest Pennsylvania through her role as Partnership Coordinator for the CCO.

19 February

Derek Melleby

Executive Director
OneLife Institute
Derek Melleby has lived in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania his entire life. He married his high school sweetheart, Heidi, also a life-long Mount Joy native, and together they have three sons, “the Melleboys.”

Derek is the executive director of OneLife Institute, a ministry that provides gap year programs focused on discipleship, travel, and service. He is the coauthor of Learning for the Love of God and the author of Make College Count.

Get Derek Melleby's books at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Learning for the Love of God: A Student's Guide to Academic Faithfulness (Brazos Press)

18 February

Mari Stout

Counselor
Mari grew up as one of six kids in Japan, a daughter of missionaries. After graduating from college, she went on to work with court-referred youth and families in Colorado Springs, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Her experience in the social services led her to seek a better understanding of how people change and encounter hope. She pursued her training at Westminster Theological Seminary, where she received a Master of Divinity, with an emphasis in counseling. Mari’s counseling is greatly influenced by the interweaving of human stories and God’s story. She currently lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their three children, and she counsels out of the Workshop at Church of the Ascension.

18 February

Adrienne Willhoft

Experiential Designs Manager of Operations
CCO
As a member of the CCO’s Experiential Designs Team, Adrienne spends most of her time crafting creative spaces for true-self living and meaningful conversation, whether that be on the side of a mountain, a cabin retreat, or a foreign country. Passionate about teaching and discipleship, she loves to journey with students into these spaces and watch their lenses expand from the size of their lives to the size of God’s heart for them and His world.

19 February

Antonio Morton

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Antonio Morton is full-time CCO staff at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in partnership with the Shippensburg First Church of God. He has been on staff for two years with the CCO and he loves reaching out to students on his campus while watching them be transformed by the power of the Gospel. Antonio also is enjoying life with his beautiful newlywed wife, Laura.

19 February

Jamie Donne

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Jamie Donne has worked with the CCO for nine years at Washington & Jefferson College. She graduated from Kent State University with degrees in psychology and religious studies, where she discovered a passion and calling to college ministry. She loves the academic setting and seeing students serve God in the classroom and come into a fuller understanding of their callings.

19 February

Emily Bingham

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Emily Bingham works for the CCO in partnership with Avon United Methodist Church, reaching out to students at Lorain County Community College in northeast Ohio. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in Christianity and Society from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. The only thing stronger than her hatred of cilantro is her desire to see students live in the freedom and fullness of life in Christ.

19 February

Ivan Strong Moore

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Ivan Strong Moore has worked as CCO Campus Ministry Staff for five years, reaching out to students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Master’s in Journalism and Mass Communication from Point Park University, writing his thesis on the Twitter marketing campaigns of the World Wrestling Entertainment. You can follow him across social media platforms and the blog he co-authors with his wife Heather, “The Culture of Moore.” There they review movies, tell stories from their work on campus, engage issues around race and sexuality, and provide Bible studies. Ivan is always looking for adventures in human communication!

19 February

Teresa VanDenend Sorge

Dance Instructor
Muhlenberg College
Teresa VanDenend Sorge, EdM is a fulltime lecturer at Muhlenberg College in the department of Theatre and Dance, where she teaches classes in Modern Dance, Dance Education, and Dance and Society and directs the Muhlenberg Community Dance Center. Teresa is the founder and Director of Koresh Kids Dance which provides weekly creative dance classes for nearly 500 Philadelphia public school children each week.

19 February

Doug Wilson

Chairman
Monon Capital LLC
Doug Wilson is the Chairman of Monon Capital LLC, a multi-disciplinary, investment, thought, and conversation studio that engages with partners around ideas and opportunities for innovation. Prior to founding Monon Capital, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Hillenbrand, Inc. until he retired in 2014. Doug has previously held senior executive positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, Guidant Corporation, Ronald Blue & Co., and Eli Lilly & Company.

18 February

Sam Van Eman

Resource Specialist and Author
CCO
Sam Van Eman is a resource specialist with the CCO’s Experiential Designs team and former young professionals editor at The High Calling. As a teacher, mentor, and wilderness guide, he has taught (and played) in barns, board rooms, canyons, classrooms, and auditoriums.

He is the author of On Earth as It is in Advertising? Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope, the audio series A Beautiful Trench It Was, and the forthcoming Disruptive Discipleship: The Power of Breaking Routine to Kickstart Your Faith (IVP). Sam lives with his wife and two daughters in central Pennsylvania.

Get Sam Van Eman's book in the Hearts and Minds Bookstore: 

On Earth as it is in Advertising? Moving from Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope (Wipf & Stock)

19 February

Cole Riley

Campus Ministry Staff, Cornell University
CCO
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in English writing and English literature in 2013, Cole completed a fellowship with the CCO at her alma matter. She is now full-time CCO staff at Cornell University in partnership with Chesterton House: A Center for Christian Studies. Cole sees the college campus as an incredibly strategic place to be for God's kingdom globally, and as such, has committed much of her time in ministry to walking alongside students as they experience the intersection of the Christian faith and global and civic engagement.

18 February

Bob Robinson

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Rev. Bob Robinson, M.Div., has a passion to invite people into the life and purposes of Jesus, and then equip them to live out what God intends for them in every aspect of their lives, especially in their callings. He has worked for the CCO for eleven years, engaging college students with the gospel of Jesus Christ on three campuses. Bob is the founder and Executive Director for “(re)integrate,” also known as “The Center to Reintegrate Faith, Life, and Vocations,” serving college students, church leaders, congregations, and marketplace professionals by providing consulting, teaching, and various learning resources. He is the author of Reintegrate: Reintegrating My Vocation with God's Mission. He also writes as part of the “Faith and Work Channel” at patheos.com/blogs/reintegrate/. Bob says he is a forgetful husband and a goofy father, grateful for God’s grace and mercy.

19 February

Michael Thornhill

Assistant Director for Cross-Cultural Ministry 
CCO
Michael Thornhill works as the Assistant Director for Cross-Cultural Ministry for the CCO. He speaks frequently on the topic of reconciliation, and he trains campus ministry staff and students about what it means to walk through exclusion and embrace. He does this by day, but by night he teaches salsa with his lovely bride, Candace.

17 February

Brian Jensen

Vice President of Student Development
Geneva College
Brian Jensen is energized by Christ’s Kingdom and discussing what our call to faithfulness looks like in each of our areas of influence. He spends his time working on projects that equip others to faithfully live out their story.

Brian serves as Vice President of Student Development at Geneva College and teaches in its Master of Arts in Higher Education program. He has degrees in Business Administration and Higher Education, with an emphasis in Leadership. Brian is the co-author of Storied Leadership and currently runs the StoriedLiving.space web community.

Get Brian Jensen's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Storied Leadership: Foundations of Leadership from a Christian Perspective (Falls City Press)

18 February

Michael Wear

Founder
Public Square Strategies LLC
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics, and American public life.

As one of President Obama’s “ambassadors to America’s believers” (Buzzfeed), Michael directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael is the author of the forthcoming book, Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.

Get Michael Wear's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

18 February

18 February

Katherine Sikma

Campus Ministry Specialist
CCO
Katherine Sikma works for the CCO as a Campus Ministry Specialist in partnership with Christ Community Church of the South Hills. Katherine believes that when women are empowered and rise to positions of influence and authority, the culture flourishes. To that end, she directs a Women’s Empowerment Project in Pittsburgh. She also leads the CCO's Jubilee Academy, a year-long vocational discipleship program which helps students integrate their faith in every area of life.

18 February

19 February

Michael Chen

Director of Cross Cultural Ministry
CCO
Rev. Michael S. Chen serves the CCO as Director of Cross-Cultural Ministry, and he spent his formative growing-up years on the icy tundra of Minnesota in a majority Swedish and Lutheran culture, where he learned to inhabit a “ScandanAsian” identity. Voted “most likely to be beamed up by aliens” in high school, he was an eccentric fellow who was getting all A’s but realized that he was flunking life. The mystery and beauty of a more compelling figure than himself set him on a new path. Recruited to play ice hockey at Dartmouth College, he discovered a passion for ministry, earned a degree in sociology, and attended Princeton Seminary for his Master of Divinity.

Rick Whitlock

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Rick Whitlock is a CCO campus minister at Purdue University and pastor at Purdue Christian Campus House, where he preaches, teaches, and develops student leaders who follow Christ in every area of life. For two years, he has been the Director of the Faith & Work Conference at Purdue, in which students, grad students, and community members are encouraged to understand God’s plan for work and their place in it.

18 February

19 February

Art Lindsley

Vice President of Theological Initiatives
Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
Rev. Dr. Art Lindsley is the Vice President of Theological Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics, where he oversees the development of a theology that integrates those three. He is an editor of and contributing author to IFWE’s recently released book, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty.

He is also the author of C.S. Lewis’s Case for Christ, True Truth, and Love: The Ultimate Apologetic and co-author with R.C. Sproul and John Gerstner of Classical Apologetics, and he often writes articles on theology, apologetics, C.S. Lewis, and the lives of many other authors and teachers.

Get Art Lindsley's books at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

C.S. Lewis's Case for Christ: Insights from Reason, Imagination, and Faith (IVP Books)

19 February

Kyle Bennett

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Caldwell University
Kyle David Bennett is assistant professor of philosophy at Caldwell University in Caldwell, New Jersey, where he also directs the Spirituality and Leadership Institute, a think tank and training center that focuses on spiritual formation and citizenship in North American democratic society.

His first book, Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World, is slated to release June 2017.

Pre-order Kyle David Bennet's new book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World (Brazos Press)

19 February

Gene Twilley

Campus Ministry Staff, Delaware County Community College
CCO
Gene Twilley serves as CCO campus ministry staff person at Delaware County Community College and as Young Adult Ministry Director at Springton Lake Presbyterian Church in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Gene's work at DCCC is done primarily to reach those who are outside of the faith and who don't have a great familiarity with or affection for Christ. Gene earned his BA in communication studies from the University of Montevallo in Alabama, and he received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2013.

18 February

John Wilhelm

Fellow, Robert Morris University
CCO
John Wilhelm graduated from Robert Morris University in 2016 with a degree in Organizational Leadership, and is currently a CCO Fellow at his alma mater. He is also pursuing a master’s degree in higher education from Geneva College, which he hopes to use to bring the fields of academia and ministry together.

18 February

Michael Mattes

Ohio Director
CCO
Michael Mattes first attended the Jubilee conference as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh in 1998, and his passion was ignited for Christ’s Lordship over every area of life. Mike received a BA of Interdisciplinary Studies in Physics and Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001 and started working with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) in January 2002. Mike currently serves as the CCO Ohio Director.

19 February

Dan Terracciano

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Dan Terracciano has worked for the CCO for eight years, serving students at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. Dan went to Geneva College where he majored in Christian ministry and played football—and he was named an ESPN the Magazine Academic All American. While he loves football, he found his true passion in sharing the life-giving message of the Gospel. Dan loves the local church and he loves his home state of New Jersey, where he works to bring the Gospel alongside his wife, Emily, and their three children.

19 February

Byron Borger

Bookseller
Hearts & Minds Bookstore
Byron Borger, along with his wife, Beth, own Hearts & Minds, an independent bookstore in Dallastown, Pennsylvania.

Before opening their bookstore, they worked in campus ministry for the CCO in Pittsburgh, where Byron served on an early Jubilee conference planning committee, after which he worked for the Thomas Merton Center, advocating around various issues of peace, justice, and creation-care.

Byron enjoys being involved in conversations about how the Christian faith influences all of life, including public life, hearing how people relate their faith to their careers, citizenship, and leisure.

Get Byron Borger's book recommendations and purchase the book he edited at his Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Serious Dreams: Bold Ideas for the Rest of Your Life (Square Halo Books)

19 February

Mark Steffey

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Mark Steffey is a 1996 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Master of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is in his 21st year of full-time ministry and his ninth as a CCO campus minister to student athletes at the University of Pittsburgh.

Purchase Mark Steffey's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

After the Lights: Find meaning beyond college athletics in five easy steps

18 February

Stephanie Summers

CEO
Center for Public Justice
Stephanie Summers is the CEO of the Center for Public Justice, an independent, non-partisan Christian civic education and public policy organization based in Washington, DC. CPJ works to equip citizens, develop leaders and shape policy through a variety of initiatives including Shared Justice.org.

She is a co-author with Michael J. Gerson and Katie Thompson of Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice. A frequent speaker and moderator, Stephanie serves on several advisory boards.

Get Stephanie Summers' book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice (Falls City Press)

18 February

18 February

Eric Richey

Campus Ministry Staff, UC Blue Ash College
CCO
After graduating from Concordia University, Irvine with a degree in theology in 2004, Eric served for nine years at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, as a high school Bible teacher and head coach for cross country and track & field. He joined the CCO as full-time staff in 2015 and serves at UC Blue Ash College, a branch campus of the University of Cincinnati, in partnership with Hope Church.

18 February

Daniel Snoke

Campus Ministry Staff, Point Park University
CCO
Daniel Snoke is campus ministry staff with the CCO at Point Park University and Music Director at City Reformed Presbyterian Church in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He has been writing and performing a wide range of music since 2007, from traditional worship to rock’n roll. He has contributed to Cardiphonia albums, engineered Heart Sounds International productions, and recently released a debut album with his band, Summit Station. As a member of the Jubilee band, he has been playing guitar and mandolin with the team since 2013.

18 February

Jason Washington

Worship Pastor
Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh
Pastor Jason Washington serves as a minister, musician, songwriter, and worship leader with a passion for God. He currently serves as the fulltime Worship Pastor at Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh, under the leadership of Senior Pastor Brian J. Edmonds. Pastor Jason is also a preacher of the Gospel, licensed as a minister in 2005. In 2014, he formed a worship ensemble and in 2015 recorded and released an EP entitled Sounds of Heaven, which is currently available on iTunes and all digital media outlets. Currently, Jason is working on the completion of his full worship project, expected to be released in 2017.

18 February

Michael Gerson

Visiting Fellow
Center for Public Justice
Michael J. Gerson is a Visiting Fellow with the Center for Public Justice. He is a nationally syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Washington Post. He is the author of Heroic Conservatism and co-author of City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era and Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice. Mr. Gerson serves as senior adviser at ONE, a bipartisan organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases, and he was a top aide to President George W. Bush as Assistant to the President for Policy and Strategic Planning.

Get Michael Gerson's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail If They Don't) (Harper)




18 February

Louis Tucker

CEO
Mission Sync LLC
Louis Tucker is the CEO of Mission Sync LLC, a national security sector consulting firm focusing on the intelligence and special operations communities. He also serves as the President of the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery (FINND), a nonprofit corporation that connects government personnel with commercial innovators. FINDD also hosts executive level forums designed to foster collaboration among CEOs, decision makers, and critical thinkers in the defense, intelligence, and national security communities. Louis is a Navy Reserve Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Commander who served from 1996-2003 on active duty as a Navy SEAL, from 2003-2004 as a Central Intelligence Agency officer overseas, and in 2005 as U.S. Senator Richard Shelby’s Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill.

18 February

Sharon Gramby-Sobukwe

Chairperson of the Department of Political Science
Eastern University
Dr. Sharon Gramby-Sobukwe is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Political Science as well as founding Director of the Campolo Institute for Applied Research in Social Justice at Eastern University. She is the author of various articles and book entries on church, women in the church, leadership and community development, as well as church and politics. She is a licensed minister and also a founding partner in the consulting business, Ubuntu Organizational Services, which provides strategic planning, leadership training, and organizational support to churches and nonprofit organizations.

John Williamson

Assistant Director of the Festival of Faith and Music
Calvin College
John Williamson is Assistant Director of the Festival of Faith and Music and the Student Activities Research and Program Coordinator at Calvin College, a Christian college in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Calvin has a weekly concert series which helps students and the public develop discernment skills in the popular arts. This series has included artists like Sufjan Stevens, Ingrid Michaelson, The National, The Civil Wars, Matisyahu, Sigur Ros, Tegan and Sara, Switchfoot, Lecrae, Ben Rector, Lupe Fiasco, and fun.

Sylvia Chen

Head of Patent Operations
Google
Sylvia Chen is a patent counsel and head of patent operations at Google Inc., focused on developing, measuring, and improving collaborative multi-team processes to grow Google’s worldwide patent portfolio. Prior to joining Google, Sylvia worked at Motorola, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP), and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Sylvia is interested in leadership issues in the law profession, particularly related to minority and gender factors.

18 February

Walt Baptista

Fixed Operations Specialist
Walter Baptista is an expert in the automotive industry with over 20 years of experience in Fixed Operations. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Walt was a celebrated musician before his tenure in the automotive industry. A story rich in peaks and valleys, Walt’s journey is a testimony to Life, the power of Faith, and our divine duty to champion others and inspire change. Mr. Baptista is a Veteran of the United States Navy and holds a B.S. in music theory and composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is also recognized by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) as a certified fixed operations specialist.

18 February

Bud Brainerd

Community Pastor
Lake Forest Church, Davidson
Dr. Bud Brainerd has served churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, Alabama, Virginia, and North Carolina, where he currently serves as the Community Pastor for Lake Forest Church, Davidson. He began his vocational ministry in 1984 as a Licensed Local Minister in the Southern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church and is an ordained Pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. In addition to 20+ years in fulltime ministry, Bud has served as CEO of several companies and as a pub owner, a college professor, and a golf professional. He enjoys teaching, speaking, reading, writing, fly fishing, and golf. Dr. Brainerd earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

18 February

Jim Stump

Senior Editor
BioLogos
Jim Stump is Senior Editor at BioLogos, where he oversees the development of new content and curates existing content for the website and print materials. Jim has a PhD in philosophy from Boston University and was formerly a philosophy professor and academic administrator. He is author or editor of six books, including Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues, How I Changed My Mind About Evolution, and Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design: Four Views.

Get Jim Stump's book at the Hearts and Minds Bookstore:

How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals reflect on faith and science (Intervarsity Press)

18 February

Lizz Heimann

Campus Ministry Staff
CCO
Lizz Heimann has served college students at Robert Morris University with the CCO for the past nine years. She graduated from Point Park University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. As a student at Point Park, Lizz helped lead the CCO ministry and attended the CCO's Ocean City Beach Project. It was there that God planted the idea of campus ministry as a calling and full-time vocation.

18 February

19 February

Christine Oh

Assistant Dean, School of Psychology and Social Sciences
Azusa Pacific University, University College
Dr. Christine Oh is Assistant Dean in the School of Psychology and Social Sciences at Azusa Pacific University, University College. For the past several years, she has worked in the public sector as the Interim Director of Clinical Standards and Training and the Chief of Quality Improvement for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Dr. Oh received her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of California, Irvine and did postdoctoral work in the Department of Adolescent Health at the University of California, San Francisco.

19 February

Gary Smith

Chair of the History Department
Grove City College
Gary Smith chairs the History Department and coordinates the Humanities Core at Grove City College where he has taught since 1978. He is the author or editor of 11 books, including Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush, Heaven in the American Imagination, Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents, and Suffer the Children: What We Can Do to Improve the Lives of the World’s Impoverished Children.

18 February

18 February

Tyler Castle

Program Manager
Values & Capitalism Project
Tyler Castle is the program manager for the Values & Capitalism Project at the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy research organization in Washington, DC. Values & Capitalism engages Christian college students and professors in conversations about faith, politics, economics, and society. Tyler graduated from Westmont College with a B.A. in Political Science, is a former John Jay Institute fellow, and has interned for Values & Capitalism and the Office of Congressman Bill Huizinga (R-MI). He writes regularly on issues of society, faith, and American politics.

18 February

Dennis Sevin

President and CEO
White Lake Engineering L.L.C.
Dennis Slevin president and CEO of White Lake Engineering L.L.C., a Michigan-based engineering consulting firm. Most recently, he served as the Vehicle Engineering Manager of Ford Motor Company’s Commercial Vehicles department. He has specialized in helping teams solve technically difficult cross-functional issues through a collaborative approach in his role as Vehicle Engineering Manager. He retired from Ford at the end of 2016, after 37 years.

Acton Institute

Conference App Sponsor
The Mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.

CCO*

Senior Sponsor
The CCO is a campus ministry that partners with churches, colleges and other organizations to develop men and women who live out their Christian faith in every area of life. In addition to partnering with local institutions and placing our staff in strategic positions of influence on campus. We are also distinct in that our ministry is transformational. We challenge the students we serve to submit every area of their lives to Jesus Christ. We also do contextual ministry, meaning that our staff people adjust to the needs of the particular campus at which they serve.
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Compassion

Senior Sponsor
Compassion exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Creation Festival*

Junior Sponsor
The nation’s largest Christian music festival presented twice a summer in Pennsylvania and Washington state. 
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Crossworld*

Junior Sponsor
We are disciple-makers from all professions bringing God's love to life in the world's least-reached marketplaces.
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Eastern University

Junior Sponsor
Eastern University is a co-educational, comprehensive Christian university that integrates faith, reason and justice for its 4,300 students. This university located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania offers undergraduate and graduate programs for college students, and strives to provide the very best. Eastern is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and has an interdenominational Christian student body, faculty and administration.

Lamar

Junior Sponsor
Lamar Advertising Company is the nation’s leading Out-of-Home advertising provider. We specialize in outdoor advertising and have been offering our clients innovative solutions for over 100 years.

Values & Capitalism

Junior Sponsor
Values & Capitalism is an initiative at the American Enterprise Institute that engages Christian higher education to advance a moral case for free enterprise and cultivate an understanding of the conditions necessary for human flourishing. To further this vision, we partner with a community of faculty members, administrators, and professionals to equip Christian college students with the knowledge, networks, and opportunities to be thoughtful leaders in their vocations and future careers.

Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child

Sophomore Sponsor
The mission of Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, is to use gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

ELIC*

Freshman Sponsor
ELIC sends Christian college students and graduates to serve and teach in East Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa!! Go for a summer, six months, or long-term!!
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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Freshman Sponsor
Founded in 1794, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate theological school of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), offering Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry (M.A.T.M.), Master of Arts in Theological Studies (M.A.T.S.), Master of Theology (Th.M.), and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) programs as well as Spiritual Formation and Urban Ministry certificates.

Plough Publishing

Freshman Sponsor
Plough is part of a fellowship of families and singles, practicing radical discipleship in the spirit of the first church in Jerusalem. We gladly renounce private property and share everything in common. Our vocation is a life of service to God, each other, and you.

Trinity School for Ministry

Freshman Sponsor
Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition. In this fractured world, we desire to be a global center for Christian formation, producing outstanding leaders who can plant, renew, and grow churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. To this end we are forming Christian leaders for mission.

WorldVenture*

Freshman Sponsor
We exist to see people of all nations transformed by Jesus Christ in partnership with his church. We live this out while working in the arts, media, education, church outreach, family/medicine, business, science/agriculture, and government. Making disciples among the unengaged, unreached, unchurched, and unwanted peoples of the world.
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Aliquippa Impact*

Exhibitor
Aliquippa Impact is a youth development ministry that fosters tangible hope to youth in toxic environments by building relational bridges and the developmental assets. It does this through college students at its annual summer City Camp, one-to-one mentoring, A Future Anticipated cohort program, and After School program.*

The Baton Exchange*

Exhibitor
Campus2Career transition experiences & resources for Christian young adults including: a one year post-college faith,work, leadership intentional community service-oriented fellows program; occupational/spiritual mentoring; and online video resource Faith, Work, Integrate!
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BioLogos

Exhibitor
BioLogos invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation.

BestSemester

Exhibitor
BestSemester offers 10 study abroad programs around the world. Explore the world outside your college classroom! Live an adventure in a new community! Learn to relate your faith with your passions! 

Campus Target

Exhibitor
Campus Target believes in the world-changing potential of young adults. We want to see this generation bring the life-transforming message of the Gospel to university students in a key Asian country.

CLC Ministries International*

Exhibitor
CLC is a world missions organization whose purpose is to make evangelical Christian literature available to all nations so that people may come to faith and maturity in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Caribbean Youth Network*

Exhibitor
The purpose of the Caribbean Youth Network is to serve as an international mission organization fostering the planting, partnering, and networking of relational, Christ-centered youth ministry to the of ends that youth can be introduced to the Gospel and grow into a mature relationship with Christ.
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Causegear

Exhibitor
Designed in Chicago and handcrafted in India, CAUSEGEAR’s mission is to transform the lives of one million people trapped in unfathomable poverty & injustice to become self-sustaining. Every purchase helps provide life's essentials through a 5X JOB. Every item is meticulously handcrafted, with the FACETAG of one of the crafters who made your gear. CAUSEGEAR is an L3C social enterprise with 90% of profits benefiting crafters. MAKE THE SHIFT AT CAUSEGEAR.COM

Center for Public Justice*

Exhibitor
The Center for Public Justice is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to policy research and civic education. Working outside the familiar categories of right and left, conservative and liberal, we seek to help citizens and public officeholders respond to God's call to do justice.
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Center for Student Missions*

Exhibitor
CSM exists to provide students and adults with an effective urban ministry experience that transforms lives, influences local churches and communities, and honors Christ. Serve with us in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington DC.
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Christians for Biblical Equality

Exhibitor
Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) is a nonprofit organization of Christian men and women who believe that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all ethnic groups, all economic classes, and all age groups, based on the teachings of Scriptures such as Galatians 3:28: “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (NIV 2011). 

CCO Alumni Network

Exhibitor
The CCO Alumni Network is designed to connect you with the CCO community of friends, past and present CCO staff, and churches.  We do this through hosting events, sharing resources, and building relationships. 

XD

Exhibitor
CCO Experiential Designs (XD) invests in students’ lives by suspending the normal rhythms of campus life through adventure and other experiential activities. Whether in a city, on a mountaintop, or across the world, XD provides Creative Opportunities for Transformation and the shaping of lives for leadership and service. Choose your classroom.

Columbia International University

Exhibitor
Columbia International University is a regionally-accredited Christian college located in Columbia, South Carolina. CIU educates people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.

Covenant Theological Seminary

Exhibitor
Covenant Seminary exists to equip men and women for a lifetime of fruitful ministry. We believe that education is about transformation, not simply information download. Come by our booth to win a prize and to learn more!

Duke Divinity School

Exhibitor
As the spiritual center of a great research university, Duke Divinity School is the embodiment of Duke University’s motto: Eruditio et Religio—Knowledge and Faith. Its outstanding academic programs provide a strong foundation for Christian ministry and leadership, ensuring that students are prepared to serve the church and the world.

Experience Mission

Exhibitor
Experience Mission is a Christian non-profit with opportunities to serve in the U.S. and internationally, including communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our goal is to create meaningful partnerships with local people and ministries, being a picture of HOPE as we serve together. Each year, EM's IMMERSION program challenges young adults to live the local way and serve for 1-6 months, being a practical picture of Christ's love and learning how to make missions a lifestyle.

Fuller Theological Seminary

Exhibitor
Fuller Theological Seminary is one of the largest and most diverse seminaries in the world. It provides graduate-level education to more than 4,000 students at its main campus in Pasadena, at six regional campuses, and through online programs. Through its three Schools of Theology, Psychology, and Intercultural Studies, Fuller equips students for a wide variety of ministry vocations.Founded more than 60 years ago, Fuller today has more than 30,000 alumni across the globe.

Geneva College

Exhibitor
The mission of Geneva College's Master of Arts in Higher Education program is to cultivate a vision for higher education that is rooted in a Christian view of life, characterized by a consideration of foundational issues, and committed to the preparation of perceptive and principled leaders for colleges and universities.

Grand Canyon University

Exhibitor
Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a private, Christian university with more than 160 academic programs and more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral online degrees within a dynamic learning environment for both traditional students and working professionals. Our classes involve engaging interaction with classmates and individual attention from faculty who care about student success.

Hefren-Tillotson

Exhibitor
Hefren-Tillotson is one of the oldest and largest full-service wealth management firms headquartered in Western Pennsylvania. Since 1948, we’ve provided clients with comprehensive, unbiased advice relating to all aspects of their personal financial situations.

Inca Link International*

Exhibitor
Inca Link International is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on resourcing, enabling and empowering our national Inca Link organizations to reaching the 300 million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. *