Wheaton professor visits for George Fox's theological conference

Evvy CampbellA Wheaton college professor and former director with an international relief organization will speak on the George Fox University campus and engage the university community in a conversation on the “holistic mission of God” at the school’s Spring Theological Conference Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 13-15.

Chapel Guest, Evening Discussion

Dr. Evvy Campbell, an associate professor of intercultural studies emerita at Wheaton, will speak in the university’s chapel services on Monday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday, Feb. 15. Both services are scheduled from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. in Bauman Auditorium on George Fox’s Newberg, Ore., campus.

In addition, Campbell will engage with students and other attendees in a conversation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Cap and Gown Room in the university’s Student Union Building. The topic of discussion will be “Engaging the Missional God: An Interactive Conversation.”

All three events are open to the public free of charge.

Dr. Evvy Campbell

An engaging speaker and storyteller, Campbell has witnessed the compassion of God in the midst of some of the poorest places on earth. Serving as head nurse at Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Campbell lived God’s mission through her professional calling. According to conference organizers, Campbell will explore the biblical significance of God’s love for the nations and how we, his people, can respond. 

Campbell has presented extensively nationwide at universities, seminaries, hospitals, churches and retreats on the topics of international health, medical missions, AIDS, holistic mission, and the Christian life. She has taught at Wheaton College for 15 years and also served as chair of the school’s intercultural studies program for seven of those years.

Previously, she served two terms with the Wesleyan Church at Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and for nine years with MAP International, a Christian relief and development organization, where she was director of international health.

For more information

For more information on the conference, contact Paula Hampton in the Department of Religious Studies at 503-554-2650.