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President’s Dinner 2020

President’s Dinner 2020

You’re Invited to the 2020 President’s Dinner at The Loretto on Thursday, September 24.

Doors open at 6:00pm; Program begins at 6:30

Please join us on 24 September for this year’s President’s Dinner at Calvary’s historic campus in downtown Kansas City, the Loretto. Enjoy a COVID-safe evening with us: Enjoying a wonderful dinner catered by Affordable Elegance; hear the latest Calvary updates from our interim president, Jeff Campa; and take time to stroll the halls and rooms of Calvary’s historic facility (1967-1980). 

We encourage you to join us, undeterred by the spectre of COVID, as we will be taking diligent precautions to keep you safe. Secure your reservations quickly as seats are limited! 

TICKETS: $35 per person, or $250 for a table of eight

LOCATION:  The Loretto, 1111 W 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

RESERVATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 14, 2020

Please understand that seats are limited; we cannot accept late reservations or day-of walk-ins.

Reserve Now

The Loretto

1111 W 39th St.

Kansas City, MO 64111

Kansas City Mask Requirements

Kansas City Mask Requirements

These are the new Kansas City, MO, guidelines for mask usage:

“All employees or visitors to any indoor public accommodation must wear face coverings in an area or while performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to coworkers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.”

When should masks be worn?

Anytime you are inside and unable to maintain social distancing (6 feet of separation).


  • The receptionist could wear a mask while attending to a guest in the reception area when being less than 6 feet from an individual is required.
  • A Security Officer could wear a mask when responding to a call for service and will be inside and when being less than 6 feet from an individual is required.
  • Those working together in a meeting where maintaining 6 feet of separation is not possible.

When masks do not have to be worn:

  • Persons alone in their offices do not have to wear a mask.
  • If the distance of 6 feet can be maintained anywhere indoors between coworkers or visitors, you do not have to wear a mask.
  • Masks are not required outside.
  • Minors are not required to wear a mask.
Join us online for 2020 Commencement Events

Join us online for 2020 Commencement Events

Links to Live Stream Events June 26-27:


2 p.m. Friday, June 26

Liberty Chapel

Awards Banquet

6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26

Student Life Center


10 a.m.  Saturday, June 27

Student Life Center

Celebrate the Class of 2020

Due to Coronavirus restrictions and social distancing over the past few months, Calvary University was unable to celebrate commencement in May for the first time in our school’s history.

Fortunately, those restrictions are being lifted enough for CU to celebrate this week. On June 26 we will hold Baccalaureate and an Awards Banquet. The next day, Saturday, June 27, we will celebrate Commencement. Since there are still some restrictions, in-person attendance is by invitation only — mostly for graduates and their immediate families.

However, we invite all family, friends, faculty, staff, alumni, churches and supporters to join us via live stream (see links below) to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020.

We also invite you to visit and explore our 2020 Commencement Yearbook page which will compile the names, awards, stories, pictures and videos from this important and historic celebration.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Support Calvary at Feast & Fund August 7

Support Calvary at Feast & Fund 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

Click here for more information and a sign-up form.

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.


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.