Rochester University has established a Spiritual Formation Advisory Group where Christian leaders from the community will join the university in helping students discover their life’s purpose and learn how to connect that purpose to their careers.

“We believe a strong Christian faith is a foundation for success, both in learning and in life,” said Dr. Brian Stogner, president of Rochester University. “Hand-in-hand with these convictions and goals about the processes of learning and vocation is spiritual formation.”

The Spiritual Formation Advisory Group will counsel, advocate and engage the community in support of RU’s mission. Similarly, Rochester University will support the mission of the local faith communities represented by the group’s members.

The following individuals are serving on the 2019-2020 RU Spiritual Formation Advisory Group: 

  • Michelle Atwell, SEND International, U.S. director
  • Adam Baron, Rochester University, director of community engagement and strategy 
  • Brandon Cleaver, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, itinerate speaker
  • Drew Daniels, Kensington Church, 18/29 director
  • Laura Furman, Oak Pointe Church, Sozo director
  • Andrea Gibbs, Kensington Church, intern director
  • Evan Green, Rochester University, director of intercultural and spiritual life
  • Jaison Koshy, International Christian Church, senior pastor 
  • Dustin McClellan, Pontiac Community Foundation, founder and president
  • Nico Meylan, Youth With A Mission Detroit, base director
  • Adam Schultz, Oak Pointe Church, young adults director
  • Brian Stogner, Rochester University, president
  • E.J. Swanson, Woodside Bible Church, young adults ministries director
  • Naomi Walters, Rochester University, chair of the Department of Bible and Ministry and associate professor of ministry