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  Assemble 2021

  a crcma    Virtual Conference - May 26

What does offering Spiritual Direction at a university look like? Join a conversation around how "just listening" might be a way to participate in justice. Pearl Niewenhuis is part of the University of Calgary campus ministry team and works as a spiritual director. 

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Developing Multi-Faith Relationships
Laura Osborne & Justin Meyer

Where to start, where to go

Laura Osborne is part of the campus ministry team at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and Justin Meyer is the Executive Director of the Al Amena Centre in Oman.

How do we affirm “the calling” to love and serve God as a student… and as a student preparing to work in _______ ?  (Fill in with the majors to which you relate the least!)  How do we help prepare student believers who need 21stcentury language to talk about integrating faith, studies and work? 

Virginia & Neil Lettinga are currently doing transitional ministry in Victoria BC and former Campus Chaplains at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC.

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Discipling & Mentoring Gen Z
Steve Kooy & Victoria Sharp

Let's explore discipling and mentoring principles and practices from and with university students. Steve Kooy and Victoria Sharpe are a part of the campus ministry team at Queens University in Kingston, ON.


As public Universities struggle with how best to integrate Spiritual Wellness into their Health & Wellness strategies, how can Chaplains and Campus Ministers provide services that benefit the University and create opportunities for Christian witness. Sid will lead a laboratory discussion on potential ideas.

Sid Ypma is a part of the Campus Ministry Team at the University of Ottawa.

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Campus Ministry &
University relations

Jordan Palladino &
Michelle Metro-Roland

How to have a positive relationship between your ministry and a secular university.'

Jordan Palladino is part of the Campus Ministry team at Western Michigan and  Michelle Metro-Roland is the Associate Director of External Scholarships and Faculty Development

What is Assemble 2021?

What is Assemble 2021?

The Christian Reformed Campus Ministers Association holds an annual conference where we gather for mutual support and learning. We love being together, learning from one another and growing in understanding of how to serve God on our campuses. Because of COVID 19 restrictions, our conference will be virtual this year. But we want still want to ASSEMBLE for worship, laughter and good ideas. Please register today for ASSEMBLE 2021. (to receive conference package, you must register by May 5, 2021



In order to make this the best virtual CRCMA conference, we want to prepare people with some special gifts. Please Register by May 5th, 2021 to ensure timely delivery. Click HERE to register.


Schedule - Click for Links

10am - eastern (morning walk and coffee)

11am - conference ‘registration’ opens (zoom)

11:30am - welcome & worship

12:00pm Trumpets & Tears - breakout rooms

12:45 pm - Lunch Kumo Hangout Space

                 Click HERE for Kumo Instructions

1:15 pm - Time for Fun

1:45 pm - break out sessions #1

      * Listening - An Act of Justice

      * Developing Multi-Faith Relationships

      * Discipling & Mentoring Gen Z

2:30 pm -15 minute break

2:45 pm - break out sessions #2

     * Campus Ministry & University Relations

     * Mentoring Those with 'Unsacred' Vocations

     * Spiritual Wellness Laboratory

3:30 pm 15 minute break

3:45 pm - CRCMA AGM

4:30 pm - Closing worship

5:00 pm - Post Conference Kumo Happy Hour

Don't Miss Out

We look forward to our time with you!

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