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The Steps Before Us

The Steps Before Us

By Dedra Pease

Here we are at the end of another school year. This year has ended differently than anyone of us could have possibly imagined. Some are breathing sighs of relief that the days of distance learning at this time are done. Some are in a confused state wondering where March and April have gone. Some are handling life day by day.

Wherever you are, we are all making adjustments to our lives. Some of you are preparing to send a senior (high school or college) on to the next phase of their life, a job, trade school, or college. Some of you have an eighth grader preparing to enter high school. Fifth graders are stepping into a secondary school environment. Kindergarteners are taking a big step into first grade. Four-year-olds are plunging into kindergarten. As this so clearly illustrates, life is filled with moments of transition.

I am reminded of when I found out, forty years ago, that I was pregnant with our son. Fear began to well up. I did not feel prepared for this. I didn’t have the concerns of a difficult pregnancy, but fear of the delivery process loomed. When that day came and went, the fear of taking this helpless human home began to creep in. Then there were all of those typical parental concerns. You are never quite sure you are doing the right thing in the right way at the right time. Fear filled my thoughts.

As we all step into the next phase, whatever it looks like for you, remember what Jesus told His disciples. As He was preparing them for His physical departure, He said, “Let not your hearts be troubled” (John 14:1, ESV). Just as Jesus prepared His disciples, God has prepared each of us for the steps before us. Each stage has baby steps before the big leap. God has brought you to this place. As He told Joshua in Joshua 1:7, “Only be strong and very courageous . . .” (ESV). God has prepared you and He will go with you. Be strong, courageous, and do not let fear reign.

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Mrs. Dedra Pease has just completed Calvary’s Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership. Dedra’s Master’s Project included a series of devotions written to encourage the hearts of educators.

Golf Tournament Postponed to August 28

Golf Tournament Postponed to August 28

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Calvary Announces Interim President

Calvary Announces Interim President

Interim President Jeff Campa and his wife Amy Campa, Office Manager and Director of Campus Hospitality at Calvary University Innovation Center.

KANSAS CITY – May 18, 2020 – The Board of Trustees of Calvary University is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Campa as our Interim President. Jeff has been with Calvary University since 2009 and is currently its Chief Operating Officer. Jeff is a Chaplain (Major) in the US Army Reserve. He just returned from a deployment to Iraq as the Chaplain for the 244th Combat Aviation Brigade. The Board is confident that he will bring strong leadership and a steady influence to his new role at CU. He and his wife, Amy, are in the process of relocating from Calvary’s Innovation Center in Colorado to the main campus in Kansas City. He will serve as our Interim President until we select a permanent President at which time he will resume his current role as C.O.O.

Campa served as Director of the President’s office for two years and has a comprehensive understanding of the role and its function. “Serving in that role allowed me to see the University as a whole,” Campa said. “It helped me to understand both the overlap and intricacies of each administrative and academic department and how they work together on behalf of the students.” As the Board of Trustees pursues selecting a permanent President, Campa will work “to ensure that CU continues to fulfill its mission and that the faculty and staff are prepared for a seamless transition to the next President with minimal disruption to operations.”

Calvary University is an accredited, Bible-centered university that has been preparing Christians to live and serve in the church and in the world according to the Biblical worldview since 1932. CU offers more than 60 accredited undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees, fully online or through our main campus in Kansas City, Missouri, and teaching sites located in Fort Morgan, Colorado, and Warrenton, Missouri.

Letter from Board Regarding the End of Dr. Cone’s Presidency

Letter from Board Regarding the End of Dr. Cone’s Presidency

Dear Calvary Family,

The Board of Trustees of Calvary University writes today to communicate our decision to end the presidency of Christopher Cone.  This was a very weighty decision and challenging for us.  Over the past few years, we have spent a significant amount of time in discussion and prayer before coming to this conclusion.  

We wish to thank Dr. Cone for his years of leadership and service.  We have learned much from him and we wish him every success and God’s blessing. 

Directing Calvary University is a mighty weight that we take very seriously.  We are committed to the historical, biblical, and theological roots of Calvary Bible College/Calvary University.  We are committed to training students for biblical service in the church and in the world.  Each of us loves this university and, with boldness, we will continue to lead.  God loves Calvary, and has guided our school through hard times before.  We can trust Him now. 

We are very aware of the important part you play in making Calvary a success, no matter your relationship.  Students are our life and training them to serve God is our goal.   Please be praying with us as we enter this new stage of growth. 

How we love each and every one of you, 

Calvary University Board of Trustees

Feast & Fund Rescheduled for August 7

Feast & Fund Rescheduled for August 7

Message from the President on the Postponement of Feast and Fund:

Dear Calvary Family,

While we were very much looking forward to spending an evening with you in fellowship and in support of what God is doing through Calvary, our desire is to lead as good neighbors and support all possible efforts at minimizing the spread of COVID-19. In light of recent guidance from the CDC and government authorities we have determined that it is most considerate of you and our communities to postpone the Feast and Fund Auction event until August 7.

We apologize for the short notice, as COVID-19 and the public response have created a very fluid situation, and we want to exercise the utmost caution and consideration for all of you. Thank you so much for your willingness to participate and for tolerating this unplanned (humanly speaking) deferment of fun and fellowship. We look forward to being able to enjoy the Feast and Fund event with you on August 7, God willing. Registrations and auction items will remain active for the new date.

This event was originally scheduled in part to meet financial needs which are especially great during the summer, and postponing the auction has significant financial implications for Calvary. We ask that you prayerfully consider joining the Cohort or making an initial donation to help support the important work being done through Calvary University. Thank you so much for your friendship, and for your willingness to encourage and support. Let’s all be prayerful and vigilant as we navigate these challenges together, with confidence in Him.

Christopher Cone, Th.D, Ph.D, Ph.D
President / CEO
Research Professor of Bible and Theology
Calvary University

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