Wednesday, March 12 through Tuesday, April 8, 2008

States Included: Oregon (#30), Washington (#31), Idaho (#32)

Major areas: Portland area (twice), Seattle area (twice), Moscow / Pullman, and stops in between!


  • Collegiate Ministry visits: 17
  • Church weekend services: 16
  • Other church visits: 3
  • Interviews / other ministry discussions: 39
  • Total explorations: 75
  • Total campuses: 11

Campuses Visited

  • #83: University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
  • #84: Northwest Christian College (Eugene, OR)
  • #85: Reed College (Portland, OR)
  • #86: Portland State University (Portland, OR)
  • #87: George Fox University (Newberg, OR)
  • #88: University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • #89: University of Idaho (Moscow, ID)
  • #90: Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
  • #91: Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
  • #92: Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA)
  • #93: Multnomah Bible College (Portland, OR)

Collegiate Ministry Visits

  • “The Way” 18-28 year-old Bible study, Solid Rock Church, Portland, 3-14, Associate Pastor John Mark Comer speaking
  • The Purple Door ministry of Northwest Collegiate Ministry, Seattle
  • Mission Trip activities in Seattle with Baptist Student Ministries, Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX
  • “Cru” large group meeting, Campus Crusade at University of Idaho, 3-20, Kelly Higginbotham speaking
  • College Sunday school, Trinity Baptist Church, Moscow, ID, 3-23 (Easter), University of Idaho professor Ben Swan leading discussion
  • Large group meeting, Collegiate Reformed Fellowship at WSU and Univ. of ID, 3-24, Douglas Wilson, Pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, ID, speaking
  • “Fusion” large group meeting, Northwest Collegiate Ministries at Univ. of ID, 3-25, Worship Leader Josh Martin speaking
  • “The Inn” college ministry, Pullman, WA, 3-25, WSU Ethics Prof. Bill Kabasenche speaking
  • Film and discussion, Chi Alpha at WSU, 3-26, Director Jason Kelly leading
  • “Cru” large group meeting, Campus Crusade at WSU, 3-27, Jason Randles, Campus Crusade staff, University of Idaho, speaking
  • Chapel (annual John Perkins Lecture), Seattle Pacific University, 4-1, John Perkins, President of John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development, speaking
  • “The Inn” Bible study of University Ministries, University Presbyterian Church, 4-1, Interim Director Ryan Church speaking
  • “U District Gathering” of Mars Hill Church, 4-2, Deacon Billy Clem speaking
  • Generation Church youth/college ministry of City Church, 4-2, Youth Pastor Judah Smith speaking
  • Teach-in session with Inter::mission at the Purple Door, 4-3 (I was the “interviewee” and speaker)
  • University Christian Fellowship, 4-4, Craig Mathison, Lead Netweaver, The European Virtual Office, speaking
  • Chapel at George Fox University, 4-7, Elizabeth Sherwood, founder, YoungLives of Yamhill County, OR, and Associate Pastor of Newberg Friends Church, speaking

Church Visits

16 weekend worship services, plus…

  • “Moscow Village” small group of Resonate Church, Pullman, WA, 3-19
  • Good Friday Experience of Resonate Church, 3-21
  • Benefit concert at Mars Hill Church, Downtown Campus, 4-5

Interviews & Other “Exploring” Activities

  • Interview, Kevin Rogers, Pastor of Spiritual Growth, Imago Dei Community
  • Interview, Andrea Crenshaw, Director of Outreach and Service, George Fox University
  • Interview, Sarah Baldwin, Campus Pastor, George Fox University
  • Interview, Bob Monaco, Regional Director, Great Northwest Region, Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Interview, Norm Langston, Pastor, First Baptist Church Beaverton
  • Interview, John Mark Comer, Associate Pastor & Teacher at “The Way,” Solid Rock Church
  • Connecting with members of the Baptist Student Ministries of Hardin-Simmons University mission trip to Seattle, including John Hunt, BSM Director; Cody Favor, College Minister of First Baptist Church, Abilene, TX; Nick Howard, Regional Coordinator of Collegiate Ministry for the Baptist General Convention of Texas; and amazing students
  • Housing with / conversation with Drew Young, North American Mission Board semester missionary, University of Idaho
  • Discussing the ministry of Resonate Church with several staff members and others
  • Interview, Matt Gray, College Minister, Christ Church, Moscow, ID
  • Interview, Matthew Young, Northwest Collegiate Ministries Director, University of Idaho
  • Ministry Chat with Director Jeremiah Nealon and other members of InterVarsity, University of Idaho
  • Interview, Jason Larsen, staff team, Campus Crusade, Washington State University
  • Interview, Daniel Frederick, College and Music Minister, Evangelical Free Church of Pullman, WA
  • Interview, Keith Wieser, Lead Pastor, Resonate Church
  • Interview, C. J. Carrier, WSU Director, Campus Christian Fellowship of Living Faith Fellowship, Pullman, WA
  • Interview, Aaron Couch, Lead Pastor, Real Life Ministries (church), Moscow, ID
  • Interview, Terry Candler, Associate Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Pullman, WA
  • Interview, Alex Moore, Director, InterVarsity, Washington State University
  • Interview, Claire Algeo and Bill Strunk, Directors, The Inn (ministry of UPC Seattle), Washington State University
  • Interview, Greg Davis, Associate Staff, Chi Alpha, Washington State University
  • Interview, Ryan Hadden, Young Adults pastor, Real Life Ministries (church), Post Falls, ID
  • Interview, Tom Durrant and Chris & Amanda Millheisler, staff, Here’s Life Inner City ministry of Campus Crusade, Seattle, WA
  • Interview, Mike Gaffney, Director of Young Life College and Director of Ascent Network
  • Interview, Matthew Koenig, Associate Director, University Ministries, Seattle Pacific University
  • Interview, Greg Di Loreto, Campus Pastor, University Christian Fellowship (Chi Alpha), University of Washington
  • Interview, Mark Schickedanz, Assistant Volunteer Coordinator, and Erika Drake, Assistant Volunteer Specialist, Seattle Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
  • Interview, Steve Lewis, Lindsay Holder, Jody Johnson, and Ronnie Venecia, staff, The Purple Door
  • Interview, Ryan Church, Interim Director, University Ministries, University Presbyterian Church
  • Brief interview, Billy Clem, Deacon, Mars Hill Church
  • Interview, Jason Michalski, Evangelism Director, Generation Church of City Church
  • Interview, Steve Lewis, Director, Purple Door and Inter::mission
  • Interview, Matthew Savage, Associate Pastor, The Journey Church, Mill Creek, WA
  • Interview, Andrew Potsko, Director of Student Ministries, Chapel on the Ave., Seattle, WA
  • Interview, Matt Jensen, college pastor, and Paul Zancanaro, college ministry volunteer, Mars Hill Church, Seattle, WA
  • Interview, Wes Hughes, Collegiate Ministries Strategist, Northwest Baptist Convention; Ken Harmon, Portland Metro Director, Northwest Collegiate Ministries; and Rea Trim, Portland State University Director, Northwest Collegiate Ministries
  • Interview, Madeline Klink, student, Reed College


The mighty (and ridiculous) TRECC from Portland, OR, to Wake Forest, NC! (Click here for that Itinerary)