A Letter from the Director

October 10, 2019

Sowing Seeds Today for the Church of Tomorrow
Dear friend,

When we launched the Campolo Center for Ministry, we envisioned a long road ahead – a slow and steady period of program planning and fundraising.

We were thrilled, but surprised, when a generous and visionary donor announced: “I love Tony’s commitment to building future leaders, and I want to support this program.”

And with that commitment, the Campolo Scholars program was born. We welcomed six students in the fall of 2014. We grew as a program, adapting as needed and always pressing onward out of a deep commitment to a compelling mission:

The future church needs gifted leaders, and we must remove as many barriers as possible to young people committing themselves to ministry.

We see the fruits of our labor before us!

Young leaders are being nurtured and challenged intellectually and spiritually and graduating with little or no debt.

Graduated Scholars are serving in vocational ministry, having an impact on their communities, and acting as ambassadors of Eastern University and the Campolo Center for Ministry.

Tony’s vision is being fulfilled right before us!

As our first five years comes to a close, it’s clear that the momentum of the Campolo Center is building. Our enrollment has tripled! The 2019 – 2020 school year boasts 15 scholars studying under the leadership of Tony and the Campolo Center. We anticipate seeing much fruit borne from their time of cultivation here and their service in the world through vocational ministry. But we can’t do it without your help.

Do you know a young person with a heart for the church and a desire to serve in ministry?

Introduce them to us! We need to meet more future ministry leaders, and we’d love your help. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for the next five years!


Robert Gauthier

Executive Director