8 Reasons to Get Excited!

October 1, 2021

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more deeply about several of the young leaders being discipled according to the theme “a long obedience in the same direction” through the Campolo Center for Ministry in our Meet the Scholars series.

In the meantime, I’d like to introduce you to 8 friendly new faces joining our program.

Drum roll please….

Shameika Black is originally from Washington State and now lives in Philadelphia. She is entering her second semester at Palmer Theological Seminary in pursuit of a joint MDIV/MBA degree. She serves as a student chaplain to support the holistic formation of Christian leaders.

Emily Beck is a junior from Westminster, Maryland and both a Resident Assistant and member of the women’s Basketball team. Emily is double majoring in Marketing and Youth Ministry with a calling to create and lead camp ministries.

Corey Brown is in his second year at Palmer Theological Seminary and serves as the Interim Pastor at Hope Community Church in Ridley Park, PA. A graduate assistant for the Science-Religion Symposium, he has a passion for evangelism, teaching, and preaching.

Abi Fell-Dewalt is from Pine Tree, NY and is a Campolo Scholar alum of Eastern University who graduated in 2020. She returns to the program as a first-year seminarian to answer God’s call for multi-cultural, multi-lingual ministry with immigrant and refugee communities.

Wanda Harris Cooper is in her third year at Palmer Theological Seminary, an ordained Elder at Oxford Presbyterian Church in Oxford, PA, the director of Praise in Motion Dance Ministry, and Moderator of the 2021-2022 Student Assembly. She is answering God’s call to pastoral ministry.

Kirstan Berger is from Maple Shade, New Jersey. She begins her second year at Eastern University, studying Youth Ministry and Health Sciences. A gifted leader and preacher, Kirstan has been called to serve as a church youth group leader.

Roland Ford relocated from California to begin his theological studies at Palmer Theological Seminary. He will concentrate in Pastoral Leadership as he answers God’s calling on his life to serve college and young adults as well as in urban ministry.

Kristin Bunting is a gifted dancer and actor from Philadelphia. She begins her first year as a Campolo and Wilson Goode Scholar and will study Education and Youth Ministry with a calling to minister to inner city youth as a teacher and church youth group leader.

What a great group of scholars! I invite you to pray for each of them: for their education, training, and spiritual formation to become the servants of God that he desires.

As you pray for the Scholars in the weeks to come, I would also ask that you prayerfully consider making a monthly commitment to the Campolo Center for Ministry. We simply can’t do this good work without you.

Thank you for all you do to support the future of the church!