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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

Update From the President’s Office on CU’s Current Response to COVID-19

Update From the President’s Office on CU’s Current Response to COVID-19

Dear Calvary Warriors,

Our crisis management team and our university leadership  have been working together proactively during these past weeks to ensure sound strategies for adapting to the very fluid COVID-19 situation, seeking first and foremost your health and safety. As we continue to work hard to do our part to stop the spread of this health threat, here are some steps CU is taking:

(1) We are following CDC guidance and cancelling or postponing large gatherings and events. We have postponed Feast and Fund (rescheduled for August 7), we are postponing Commencement (rescheduled for June 27), and Chapel/Assemblies will be delivered and live-streamed, but will not be required for in-person attendance.

(2) CU will also limit staff and faculty gatherings as much as is possible. For example, this week’s War Council (all employee meeting) will be postponed until the next regularly scheduled date. Updates that would normally be given in this meeting will be communicated via email in the next few days.

(3) Beginning after Spring Break and continuing through the end of the semester (including Cycle 6), all classes will be delivered online only. As Calvary has a robust blended model, and all of our students and faculty are already engaging in CU’s distance learning model, this will be a simple switch for most of you.

(4) Calvary will not be closing the dorms during the semester unless instructed to do so by a public health official. We are working on ways to ensure our students continue to receive normal services even as we try to practice very important social distancing.

(5) Most operations and services will continue to function, but may be accomplished in virtual environments rather than in person.There may be some services suspended, and if so we will communicate with you as these things become apparent.

(6) As is typical, Calvary’s primary mode of communication with our students, staff, and faculty will be through CU’s official email system, and we urge you to check your email accounts frequently, as this is a readily changing situation.

Please be prayerful, remembering that even in the midst of adversity, we find our strength and contentment in Him, rather than in our circumstances (Php 4:10-14).


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

Christian Leader’s Conference: What Makes Counseling Biblical?

Christian Leader’s Conference: What Makes Counseling Biblical?

Christian Leaders’ Conference

9am – 6pm February 17, 2020

$25 Registration Fee (includes lunch & dinner)


9:15 CST  Welcome & Orientation | Dr. Christopher Cone

9:35 CST  The Difference Between a Discipline and a Worldview | Dr. Luther Smith

10:35 CST  Break

11:05 CST  Deconstructing Psychology | Dr. Christopher Cone

Panel Discussion

12:10 CST  Lunch Break

1:05 CST  The Priority of Scripture | Dr. Thomas Baurain

2:05 CST  Break

2:15 CST  Where Wisdom Is Found | Dr. Jeff Cox

3:15 CST  Break

3:25 CST  Specific Distinctiveness of This Approach: Consistent Application of Literal Grammatical Historical Hermeneutic | Dr. Luther Smith

4:25 CST  Break

4:35 CST  CU Church Cohort Presentation | Bill Stebbins

4:55 CST  General Distinctiveness of This Approach: A Discipline Born from the Biblical Worldview Followed | Dr. Christopher Cone

6:00 CST  Conference Summary/Closing | Dr. Luther Smith


Calvary University’s Student Life Center

512 Bong Ave., Belton, MO 64012

Live-streamed to Calvary’s interactive teaching sites in Fort Morgan, CO, and Warrenton, MO!

Dr. Christopher Cone

Dr. Christopher Cone

CU President, Research Professor of Bible and Theology

Dr. Luther Smith

Dr. Luther Smith

Dean of the College, Department Chair of Biblical Counseling, Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

Dr. Jeffrey Cox

Dr. Jeffrey Cox

Program Director of Graduate Biblical Counseling, Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

Dr. Thomas Baurain

Dr. Thomas Baurain

Dean of CU Seminary, Professor of Bible and Theology

Register Today!