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Calvary’s faculty and staff attended the annual OnRamp on Thursday to recenter on Calvary’s mission and distinctives before the start of the busiest season of the academic calendar. This year, to ensure space for social distancing and a safe environment for the meeting, OnRamp was held at the Student Life Center.

The meeting focused on Calvary’s mission, and President Jeff Campa presented on the “what” and the “how” of Calvary University. Campa drew these points from Calvary’s mission statement, pointing to “preparing Christians to live and serve in the church and the world according to the biblical worldview” as Calvary’s goal. He emphasized that equal importance of how Calvary achieves its mission, “providing appropriate educational curricula and a climate that fosters the development of intellectual and spiritual maturity, leadership potential, servanthood, and a sense of mission.”

Attending faculty and staff, as well as those watching via live stream, heard testimonies from students about the ways Calvary has impacted their lives, as well as presentations by Doug Driskell, head of maintenance, and Glenn Williams, head of security, on Calvary’s preparations for the schoolyear in light of COVID-19 conditions. As Campa closed the meeting, he encouraged faculty and staff to attend faithfully at “the work God has put in our hands.”

Glenn Williams presents on Calvary’s safety measures.

Kent Shader demonstrates Calvary’s new disinfectant fogging machine.