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For more than 20 years we’ve been partnering with speakers from a variety of ministry backgrounds who are able to address a number of current Christian topics.

If you'd like to book one of our partner speakers for your event, each of whom share our passion and vision for poor children around the word, and you're willing to allow the speaker to share about our ministry and the opportunity to sponsor children, we may be able to cover some of the costs of having the speaker appear at your event.

Enhance your event — and help children around the world at the same time.

Adrian Despres

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Men, Youth and Young Adults

High-energy evangelist bringing the gospel to college, senior high and young adults.

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Al Menconi

Topics: Author, Parenting, Youth and Young Adults

Dictating the music your children may listen to won't help — teaching them how to make good decisions on their own will.

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Angie Smith

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Angie Smith is the author of I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy as well as the popular blog entitled Bring the Rain.

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Ann Voskamp

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Wife, full-time farmer, mother of 6, New York Times best-selling author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (Zondervan).

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Annie F. Downs

Topics: Author, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Annie F. Downs is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God.

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Ben Mwangi Kinyanjui

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Discipling Teens, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Ben believes that education is the best pathway out of poverty. A gifted and natural teacher, he shares his passion for education and the Church with college students and congregations.

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Brad Duncan

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Challenging troubled youth and lifers alike - right where they are.

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Brock Gill

Topics: Comedy & Entertainment, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

He is an evangelist, called to preach the gospel to a dying world, and uses his talents in an absolutely amazing presentation that is entirely unique.

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Bob Smiley

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment, Youth and Young Adults

Growing Up Super Average — The Adventures of Average Boy.

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Bob Stromberg

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Gifted comedian, delightful storyteller, superb communicator — bridges the generational gap.

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Cameron Mills

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

High-energy, deep, thought-provoking and challenging message.

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Candace Cameron Bure

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Personal Growth, Women's Ministry

Candace serves as the National Ambassador for National House Of Hope and travels the country to speak about her faith at churches and women’s conferences nationwide.

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Cecilia Anyango Nyamwandha

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Cecilia declares that her story is one of “hope, courage, and the knowledge that it’s not over until God says it’s over.”

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Charles Robinson

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth

Charles is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and has a passion to teach others about Native American culture. He is the Founder and CEO of The Red Road, a non-profit organization which ministers in tribal communities in a culturally relevant, yet Biblically sound way.

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Chris Seay

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Church and Society, Culture and the Church, Global Poverty

Pastor Chris Seay — storyteller, writer, musician — compellingly conveys the story of the absolute love of Jesus, the Liberating King to the church and culture through narrative communication that touches the whole person.

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Craig Gross

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Marriage & Family, Men, Sexuality, Women's Ministry

Helping those addicted to pornography with the power of the gospel message.

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Dan Perkins

Topics: Christian Ministry, Leadership, Men, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth

Executive Pastor at WestGate Church in San Jose, California and 13-time Ironman competitor.

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Dario Guerrero

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Ecuador

Dario shares his story in a way that shines a light on the effects of poverty on children and the strategic ways the global Church can help.

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David Burke

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Leadership, Men, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

The Youth Ministry Audit - equipping youth workers with innovative ideas.

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Débora Silva

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Brazil

Débora is currently participating in Compassion's Alumni Fellowship program, a one-year work internship, where she is serving as a Child Advocate.

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Duffy Robbins

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Published author and speaker — training events for youth workers.

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Dwight Robertson

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Leadership

Gifted communicator — challenging Christians to the role of laborership.

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Efrem Smith

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Leadership, Marriage & Family

Storyteller, preacher, teacher — a passion to see people find reconciliation in their relationships with each other and in their life's journey with God.

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Elisa Morgan

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Parenting, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Former CEO of MOPS International. Gifted speaker and author on mothering, spiritual formation and evangelism.

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Eric Samuel Timm

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Part artist, part speaker — all passion — captivating audiences with a unique communication style and unforgettable one-of-a-kind live art performances.

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Foster Christy

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Men, Youth and Young Adults

Professional speaker, evangelist - a passionate message of service and love

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Gary Thomas

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Parenting

Best-selling author and speaker on marriage, parenting and the Christian life.

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Grant Norsworthy

Topics: Adult Conferences, Child Advocacy, Evangelism and Discipleship, Marriage & Family, Men, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

A speaker who sings songs, Grant Norsworthy will enrich your next event or Church service with his engaging blend of story-telling, illustrations, solid Bible teaching and music.

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Greg Stier

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Mobilizing teenagers across North America to relationally and relentlessly reach their generation for Christ.

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Jared Hall

Topics: Comedy & Entertainment, Youth and Young Adults

Seamlessly interweaves illusions and comedy with the pure gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Jay & Laura Laffoon

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Men, Sexuality, Women's Ministry

A dynamic and inspirational duo, bringing married couples a biblical message of hope and celebration.

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Jey Mbiro

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, HIV Prevention, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

While living on the streets in one of the biggest slums in Africa, Jey found love and purpose through Compassion, and is now using his gifts as a musician and DJ.

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Jimmy Sites

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Men

Outstanding author, international speaker, TV personality — spreading God's message through Spiritual Outdoor Adventures.

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Joe Castillo

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment, Evangelism and Discipleship

Unique, powerful, penetrating - art from the Scriptures

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Jean Clement Chery

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Haiti

"...thanks to what Compassion did for me, my wife and I have been able to build and open a primary school in a remote village of Haiti in order to give about 200 kids in this village access to a quality education at no charge to them..."

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Jeremy Kingsley

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Leadership, Youth and Young Adults

Don't read the Bible to finish — read the Bible to change.

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John Vermilya

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

Beyond spiritual apathy, stagnancy and religiosity — a life of passion and purpose.

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Justin McRoberts

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Poverty, World Health Issues, Youth and Young Adults

Singer, songwriter, storyteller - independent artist blends intellect, humor and passion in a call to a fully developed Christian life.

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Keewani Vallejo-Cook

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Philippines

Keewani loves to inspire young people and adults to grow in their relationships with the Lord. She speaks passionately about the power of prayer, faith without limits, discovering God’s will, obedience to God and the compassion of Jesus.

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Ken Davis

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment

Best-selling author and inspirational speaker - comedy with content.

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Kristie Christie

Topics: Adult Conferences, Culture and the Church, Marriage & Family, Singles, Women's Ministry, Youth and Young Adults

With humor and heart, Kristie speaks to audiences around the world about how to have healthy relationships and cultivate empathy.

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Laurie Polich Short

Topics: Adult Conferences, Author, Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Singles, Women's Ministry, Youth and Young Adults

Popular author and speaker — uniquely gifted to immediately connect with both students and adults.

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Lisa Whittle

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry

A fresh, bold voice in the Christian community, Lisa is a speaker, ministry leader, and pastor’s daughter with deep rooted history in the church. She speaks to audiences across the United States, inspiring conversations of wholeness in the church by the transparent sharing of her own truth, first.

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Lysa TerKeurst

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Marriage & Family, Women's Ministry

Bringing God's peace, perspective and purpose to today's busy woman.

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Mark Matlock

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Parenting, Youth and Young Adults

Planet Wisdom — helping teens practically apply God's wisdom to every day situations

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Mark Scandrette

Topics: Author, Christian Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Poverty, Spiritual Growth, Youth and Young Adults

Creating Christ-conscious communities that connect the sensibilities of an emerging generation with the ancient roots of Christianity.

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Maria Momojara Diamond

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Peru

Maria uses her voice on behalf of children in desperate situations just as she once was. She passionately shares her story in a way that inspires others to action.

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Mary DeMuth

Topics: Author, Personal Growth, Sexuality, Spiritual Growth

Mary DeMuth is an author and speaker who helps people live uncaged, freedom-infused lives.

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Michelle DeRusha

Topics: Author, Church and Society, Personal Growth

Michelle is the author of 50 Women Every Christian Should Know and Spiritual Misfit. A Massachusetts native, she is a renowned and sought after down-to-earth, professional speaker.

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Michelle Sheba Tolentino

Topics: Child Advocacy, Child Labor, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Human Trafficking, Leadership, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: The Philippines

Co-founder and President of Made in Hope, a nonprofit organization that restores hope and crafts a future for exploited women and children in Asia Pacific.

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Mike Yankoski

Topics: Author, Poverty, Youth and Young Adults

Creating a place of welcome and friendship to the poor, marginalized and those who normally don't have a place of welcome in the neighborhood.

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Nancy Kinyanzwa Jepkoech

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Nancy is currently participating in Compassion's Alumni Fellowship program, a one-year work internship, where she is serving as a Project Management Specialist.

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Olive Aneno

Topics: Campus Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Though orphaned and poor as a young girl, Olive’s story is one of hope and redemption.

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Owen Githanga

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Kenya

Owen speaks to congregations, college students, and youth groups about the challenges facing children growing up in poverty and the strategic ways each person can make an impact.

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Paige Omartian

Topics: Author, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry, Youth and Young Adults

A 21-year-old author, speaker, and recording artist whose battle with cancer as a child led her on a remarkable journey inspiring others to grasp the preciousness of life and live out their purpose.

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Raf Fazon-Pabunag

Topics: Child Advocacy, Christian Ministry, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Philippines

Raf is gifted at stirring potential, building capacity, and leading strategic development plans for both individuals and organizations.

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Renee Swope

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Marriage & Family, Spiritual Growth, Women's Ministry

Renee Swope is co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ international radio program, best-selling author of “A Confident Heart,” a popular women’s conference speaker and writer for Encouragement for Today Devotions.

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Rich Swingle

Topics: Comedy & Entertainment, Evangelism and Discipleship

Beyond the Chariots — Big Fish Little Worm — Rich performs one-man dramatic and spiritually nourishing plays.

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Rich Van Pelt

Topics: Author, Child Advocacy, Compassion Staff, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, World Health Issues

National Director of Ministry Relationships for Compassion International — pastor, author and christian speaker.

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Richmond Wandera

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Leadership, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: Uganda

Senior pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Kampala, and the Founder and Director of Pastors Discipleship Network, a nonprofit that serves, equips and trains thousands of pastors across East Africa.

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Roger Davis

Topics: Child Advocacy, Discipling Teens, Youth and Young Adults

J. Roger Davis is the President of Student Life where he has served for 15 years in Birmingham, AL.

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Samuel Orlando

Topics: Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children

Compassion Alumni from: Domincan Republic

“One of the greatest things is that now I am able to give to others a similar opportunity that was provided for me!”

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Sandeep Maity

Topics: Child Advocacy, Compassion Alumni, Formerly Sponsored Children, Poverty

Compassion Alumni from: India

Currently Sandeep is participating in Compassion's Alumni Fellowship program, a one-year work internship, where he is an International Trip Specialist.

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Sarah Thebarge

Topics: Author, Campus Ministry, Personal Growth, Singles

Sarah Thebarge is a speaker and author who is a regular at retreats, churches, colleges and conferences. She was recently named one of 40 Women Under 40 who are challenging taboos of the Christian Faith by the I Speak For Myself initiative.

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Dr. Scott Todd

Topics: Author, Child Advocacy, Compassion Staff, Global Poverty, World Health Issues

Dr. Scott Todd leads Compassion’s Global Advocacy efforts and represents the organization in networks focused on children, mission, development and poverty eradication. An internationally known speaker, he explains with power and clarity how extreme global poverty can be ended — in this generation.

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Shaun Groves

Topics: Campus Ministry, Child Advocacy, Evangelism and Discipleship, Poverty, World Health Issues

Musician — Songwriter of the Year — delivering profound theological truths through lyrical metaphors.

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Stacey Foster

Topics: Campus Ministry, Evangelism and Discipleship, Personal Growth, Spiritual Growth

Stacey Foster, along with his wife, Dottie, pastors Life Changers International Ministries in Detroit. There, his ministry is changing hearts, healing hurts, imparting truths, and making an impact.

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Steven James

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Acclaimed author — performance storyteller with a zany, animated style.

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Susie Shellenberger

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Sexuality, Youth and Young Adults

Susie Magazine — relevant, hard-hitting topics that make a difference are life-changing and help girls survive in a rugged world.

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T.J. Foltz

Topics: Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

From sportscaster to youth ministry, with a heart for the poor.

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Tom Henderson

Topics: Author, Evangelism and Discipleship, Youth and Young Adults

Tom Henderson is the founder and lead communicator for Restoration Generation.

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Tony Wolf

Topics: Author, Comedy & Entertainment, Evangelism and Discipleship, Spiritual Growth, Youth and Young Adults

An established national speaker, comedian and budding author, Tony Wolf has the unique ability to engage and entertain people of all ages with his authentic, energetic and cross-generational approach.

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Walt Mueller

Topics: Author, Marriage & Family, Parenting, Youth and Young Adults

With a pulse on America's youth — helping parents and their teens navigate the media minefield that confronts every American family today.

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Wayne Rice

Topics: Author, Parenting, Youth and Young Adults

Tireless youth worker with a bluegrass banjo.

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Zach Hunter

Topics: Author, Christian Ministry, Poverty

Leading a new generation of activists who are putting their faith into action to address some of the most serious problems facing the world today.

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"Working with Compassion has been a HUGE blessing to our chapel program! I can't think of a better way to get world class speakers, partner with a great organization and connect your students justice issues."
- Daniel Gluck, M.A., Director of Campus Ministries, William Jessup University

"I have really enjoyed working with Compassion for the past 13 years. Their speakers understand the world of Christian college students and bring a passion for God’s kingdom that connects well with our students. Compassion’s generosity in providing speakers makes a valuable contribution on our campus every year."
- Rod Reed, University Chaplain/Asst. Professor of Biblical Studies, John Brown University

"I appreciate the partnership of Compassion International as we seek to craft a chapel curriculum that helps students connect their everyday lives with the world beyond the college bubble. The Compassion staff have done a great job of helping us identify speakers who fit well with our mission and with our goals for chapel in a given year. They have also provided really helpful support through the logistical details surrounding a speaker's visit. I really appreciate their flexibility to work out a collaborative relationship that fulfills both their mission and ours!"
- Evie Telfer, Associate College Pastor, Messiah College