Author: Natalie Meeks

A New Season of Serving

October 6, 2022

For the last few weeks, we've been considering the theme "All Things New." Today I'd like to share some more good "news" with you! Ally (Bartlett) Ruch joined the Campolo Scholar’s program at Eastern University in the fall of 2018. While a student, Ally interned at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Downington, PA. Sinc...

Welcome Rev. Jane Filkin to the Campolo Team!

September 27, 2022

We are delighted to welcome Rev. Jane Filkin to the Campolo Center Ministry team! Jane's passion to celebrate, encourage, and develop the God-given gifts and influence of others is already blessing our Scholars as she focuses on leadership development and spiritual formation. She served for 16 years as the Associate Pastor of...

Join me in welcoming our new Scholars!

September 20, 2022

The semester is in full swing! It's my joy to introduce you to 6 friendly new faces joining our program. Drum roll, please...

A Special Reflection from Wanda Harris-Cooper

August 18, 2022

One of my favorite things to do is take Campolo Scholars to visit Tony. These visits always turn out to be great blessings for all involved. Just last week, it was my joy to bring Palmer Seminarian Wanda Harris-Cooper for an afternoon with Tony and Peggy. After their time together, Wanda wrote the...

A Word of Encouragement from Tony

July 21, 2022

Remarkably there are just six weeks left before the start of the next semester. We hope that you have the opportunity to recharge your batteries and refresh yourself over the summer months. The Campolo Scholars are serving in internships and doing a bunch of things over the summer months. You’d be proud of them! As you reflect on the work...

Next up… Tony & Jabre

June 30, 2022

Last week, it was my honor to introduce you to recent Campolo Center graduate, Karen Bennett. This week, I'm excited to update you on another wonderful Scholar and graduate: Jabre Harris. Just a few days before graduation, I took Jabre to visit Tony. They had a wonderful time of fellowship. Tony asked Jabre: "What was your...

Karen Bennett: Bringing “imagineering” to the Church

June 21, 2022

Today is the first day of summer! As you can imagine, Tony misses traveling to preach and teach, especially at Ocean City Tabernacle. He is especially excited about the recent, joyful graduations of several Campolo Scholars. Last week we shared about Saroj and today I'd like to tell you about another very special graduate. Campolo Sc...

Congratulations, Saroj!

June 15, 2022

We have great news, a great Campolo Scholar, and a great challenge to share with you! But first, greetings from Tony and the Campolo Scholars at Eastern University and Palmer Theological Seminary. We are grateful that you are a friend and a partner with Tony and this remarkable ministry. As another year of studying, training, mentoring, and s...

Summer Greetings from Tony!

June 7, 2022

Last night we held an advisory committee meeting, where Robert presented both the financial and program reports for the year. We are so encouraged by the progress! We also reviewed applications for prospective students for the fall. Some of my greatest joys have been the times I've spent with the Campolo Scholars this year. When Robert brings...

They did it!

May 12, 2022

Congratulations, Class of 2022! This evening the Scholars from Palmer Seminary will be graduating, but last Saturday we celebrated the commencement of the following three Scholars at Eastern Unversity. They have worked extremely hard and I couldn't be more proud of them. Please join me in celebrating Campolo Sch...