Church Vocations Symposium encourages students interested in different church vocations to interact with one another over discussions being held either online or in Helge Center’s Multi Purpose Room on most Tuesdays at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. during both fall and spring semesters. Presentations may include a professor reflecting on the relationship of his or her field of study and theology; missionaries, pastors, and other church workers describing their work and their call to ministry; or guest speakers on topics relating to contemporary ministry in the church today.
Text studies are led by a VU faculty/pastor/lay person member for the Church Vocations Symposium (THEO-399-EV).

If you’re not on the “Church Voc” e-mail list and would like to be, send an email to and we’ll add you to the list (limited to Valpo students, faculty and staff).

 Date – Fall 2021 (THEO-399-EV) Non-credit, requirement for Allen Scholars but open to any VU student and meets on campus or online.
Speaker Topic
Aug. 31 Kristin Lewis Introductions
Sept. 7 Kristin Lewis Text Study
Sept. 14 Kristin Lewis Text Study
Sept..21 Pastor Kate M. Dabay Ministry Conversations
Sept. 28 Inspiring Comfort Event
Oct. 5 Valerie Webdell LDA
Oct. 12 Pastor Jim Wetzstein Ministry Conversations
Oct. 19 Kristin Lewis Text Study
Oct.  26 Interfaith Panel Moderator, Dec. Kristin
Nov. 2 Kat Peters Ministry Abroad
Nov. 9 Kristin Lewis Text Study
Nov. 16 Kristin Lewis Text Study
Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec. 7 Year End Celebration