For almost a decade this conference has provided sacred space for faculty and their families. At its heart our conference is a unique community of colleagues and co-laborers that is inter-generational, multi-ethnic and inter-disciplinary. Each year this community reconstitutes and grows, becoming a source of renewal, rest, encouragement and inspiration.

Our 2018 theme, Making All Things New, allowed us to challenge one another to discover afresh the new life that Jesus offers us -- and what it might mean for all things to be made new. In academia. In our communities. And in our lives. The 2019 program will have a new theme, but the activities and schedule will be similar.

  • Each morning, we will worship together and be led in communal Bible study. We will also spend time together in small groups.
  • Afternoons will provide an opportunity to rest, recreate, visit with family and friends, or attend seminars.
  • In the evenings, our faculty speakers will share their stories and expertise on topics related to our theme.

Programming for children and youth is available during all morning and evening sessions as well as seminars.


Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of San Diego
Professor of Sociology at Rice University
Executive Director and Professor of Sociology and Christianity at New College Berkeley

Bible Study Leaders

Lisa and Jeff will lead us in communal scripture study. Lisa serves as Regional Director in the West for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Grad and Faculty Ministries. She holds a Masters in Theology with an emphasis in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She loves the scripture and studying it in community. Jeff just completed his Doctorate at Fuller Theological Seminary in Theology and Culture. He has served university students through a wide range of roles over the years, including campus ministry, the local church, and campus student services. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary and Azusa Pacific University. We look forward to you getting to know them at the conference.

Program Directors

Jamarko Washington