I send this note to those of you who have participated in our West Coast Faculty Conference (WCFC) over the past decade, whether on Catalina Island, in Santa Barbara, or in our Zoom room.
Regretfully, I am writing to inform you of a decision to suspend future planning for WCFC. As COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives, my leadership team and I had to assess the next step forward. Rather than continuing to hold on to our pre-pandemic structures, we are moving into a season of anticipating what will emerge out of this season. Like all of you, our team needs time to recover from pandemic realities, assess our resources, and dream. We trust the Spirit for what will come next as we walk alongside our valued faculty partners and friends.
In the meantime, we invite you to consider some of the following options for continued connection:
- Local opportunities to connect with faculty, facilitated by your nearest campus staff. If you need help connecting to your nearest campus staff, please let us know.
- InterVarsity’s annual Via Divina virtual pilgrimage: The Franciscan Way, June 28 - August 2, 2022
- Alumni week at Campus By the Sea, Catalina Island, CA
This has not been an easy decision, as my own family has attended WCFC since 2012 and it has been an important part of our annual rhythms and special relationships. So, I close this chapter with thankfulness for what God has done and expectancy for what God will do.
With gratefulness and anticipation,
Western Regional Director
Graduate & Faculty Ministries