Chapter Six: Pacific Northwest

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)

One Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Would you be willing to release any of your interview information if you documented it? I am doing a research project on WSU and your interviews would be unbelievably helpful. I realize your trip was over college ministry but perhaps there is something in the interviews that may help with this project. Thank you for your consideration. (“Interview, Jason Larsen, staff team, Campus Crusade, Washington State University”, “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

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