Report on College Missions

Greg Richards, director of College Missions, said that God continues to bring new life on the campuses of St. Mary’s University, the University of Incarnate Word, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas State University, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the newest program location of Vital University Ministries (College Missions).

“We share the Good News of Christ with hundreds of college students each week,” said Richards. The new life that God brings through the resurrection of Jesus Christ bleeds into the lives of the College Missions staff and into the lives of the students they serve.

Richards took time to thank his partners in leadership, including Allie Melancon, the assistant director of College Missions, who serves so graciously; Sam Regonini, who leads the program at Texas State and who has begun outdoors trips enabling him to connect with more students this past year; Chelsea Mueller, who continues to establish and grow the program in the Valley; and the other active college missioners and ELI intern.

Richards personally thanked Bishop Reed for his continued support and Bishop Lillibridge, who began the investment in a diocesan College Missions program five years ago. “We have had tens of thousands of conversations with college students because of your decision,” said Richards.

Dr. Anne Rentfro gave an additional report on the College Missions program beginning and the potential at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. To raise funds for this new initiative, the premier Bishop’s Valley Golf Classic will be held on March 31 at the Rancho Viejo Country Club. Details and a registration form can be found at Join Bishop Reed and many others on the green and support this vital and growing ministry to numerous young adults.

Published by Laura Shaver

Communications, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas

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