Category: Meet the Scholars

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...

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...

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...

In case you missed it!

April 19, 2022

Three of our Campolo Scholars recently participated in a very special chapel service honoring the life and legacy of Tony Campolo. Each of them shared a reflection, illustrating their deep appreciation for what it means to be a Campolo Scholar and how Tony's life and writings have been an inspiration in their journey.

Save the date – April 20, and meet Emily Beck

April 7, 2022

Meet Campolo Scholar Emily Beck. Emily is a student-athlete and junior at Eastern, from Westminster, Maryland. She is a Resident Assistant and a member of the women's basketball team. Emly is double majoring in Marketing and Youth Ministry with a calling to create and lead camp ministries. Emily spent the afternoon wit...

Save the Date – April 20, and meet Corey Brown

March 28, 2022

Meet Campolo Scholar Corey Brown. Corey is in his second year at Palmer Theological Seminary and serves as the Missions Director at Hope Community Church in Ridley Park, PA. He leads their mission work locally, nationally, and globally, spearheading such initiatives as a mission trip to Kenya this summer. Corey has a passion...