Interchapter: Chicago to Boston (by way of Atlanta)

Sunday, September 30 through Friday, October 12


  • Collegiate Ministry visits: 6
  • Church weekend services: 1
  • Interviews / ministry discussions: 3
  • Other explorations: 3
  • Total explorations: 13
  • Total campuses: 8

Campuses Visited

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Lackawanna College, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Collegiate Ministry Visits

  • Observing “The Maze” illusionist ministry at Purdue University
  • College Sunday School, Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylors, SC, 10-7
  • Four days spent with Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Virginia Tech, 10-8 to 10-11
  • “Finding Answers Amid Life’s Greatest Losses” forum with Ravi Zacharias and Joe Boot, Blacksburg, VA, 3 events 10-9 to 10-11

Church Service Visits

  • Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylors, SC, Sunday morning, 10-7: Senior Pastor Frank Page, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, preaching

Interviews & Other “Exploring” Activities

  • Lunch and ministry discussion, Matt Gavalek, student, Purdue University
  • Visit, Kentucky Museum, at Western Kentucky University
  • Several ministry discussions, staff of Baptist Collegiate Ministries (Darrell Cook, Mark Appleton, and Melissa Cherilas), Virginia Tech
  • Catalyst Conference PreLabs
  • Catalyst Conference
  • Interview, Ryan Brooks, College Minister, Taylors First Baptist Church, Taylors, SC