InterVarsity's Midwest Faculty Conference is a chance for you to step away from the busyness of campus life, be restored, and meet God in the beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. You will have the opportunity for relaxation, tohear from challenging speakers, and to participate in thoughtful Bible studies while your family can share the experience and enjoy Children's Programming.

  • Enjoy a time of rest within a vibrant community of singles, couples, and families.
  • Network with other Christ-followers in academia.
  • Participate in a variety of workshops, teachings, and practices around spiritual formation.

Save the Date

The 2019 InterVarsity Midwest Faculty Conference will take place June 15-21, 2019, at InterVarsity’s Cedar Campus. Please mark your calendars—we look forward to seeing you there!

Who and Where

The conference takes place at Cedar Campus in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The camp is owned and operated by InterVarsity and offers an exceptionally beautiful and unspoiled environment along the shoreline on beautiful Lake Huron.

All university faculty are welcome at the conference. Whether you’re single, married, and/or have kids, the conference will have something for you! Spouses are invited to attend all programming and childcare and children's programming will be provided during the morning and evening sessions.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Robert and Erica Romero


Robert Chao Romero, Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA, will be our main speaker. Dr. Romero received his Ph.D. in Latin American history from UCLA and J.D from U.C. Berkeley. In addition, he has done work at Fuller Theological Seminary to sharpen his theological understanding of key issues related to his work.

The son of a Mexican father from Chihuahua and a Chinese immigrant mother from Hubei, Dr. Romero will draw on his own personal, faith, and academic journey as he develops key thoughts related to our conference theme of Vocation. Throughout all elements of the program, we will set aside time for interactions with Dr. Romero. As a self-described 'bridge builder', Dr. Romero will engage us in fruitful dialog across a variety of disciplines as we together seek to gain insight into the theme and Scripture study at the core of this event.

We are also privileged to have Dr. Romero’s wife, Erica Shepler Romero, join us. Robert and Erica co-direct the ministry of Christian Students of Conscience, a grass-roots organization which trains and mobilizes students in issues of race and social justice from a Christian perspective. Erica will also share perspectives on their shared work and commitments to the community.

Share with Others

Please share about the conference with your colleagues who may be interested in attending in the future. Your personal invitation is one of the most effective ways to grow the network of faculty who hear and attend.