Calvin College takes a collaborative approach to the work of pre-ministry advising, in the recognition that there are various forms of ministry and that different students will be better served by conversations with different advisors, depending on students’ particular ministry interests. The hub for the college’s pre-ministry advising efforts is the Department of Congregational and Ministry Studies. The following members of that department serve as Calvin’s pre-ministry advising team.
Prof. Lundberg is the coordinator of Calvin’s pre-ministry advising program. He teaches theology courses in the Religion Department, and is an adjunct member of the Department of Congregational and Ministry Studies. Prof. Lundberg is the primary pre-seminary advisor.
Prof. Cioffi is a professor in the Department of Congregational and Ministry Studies and an adjunct member of the Religion Department. He is the director of the Jubilee Fellows program and coordinator of the ministry-related internships offered by the CMS Department.
Lynn Barger Elliott
Prof. Elliott teaches youth ministry in the Department of Congregational and Ministry Studies. An ordained minister with extensive youth ministry experience, she is the advisor for the Department’s Youth Ministry Minor and supervises youth ministry internships.
Pastor Mary is the college chaplain and a faculty member of the Department of Congregational and Ministry Studies. She has ministry experience as a pastor, a college and seminary professor, and now, a chaplain.
Prof. Witvliet is the chair of the Department of Congregational and Ministry Studies, the director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, a faculty member at Calvin Theological Seminary, a member of the Music Department faculty at the college, and an adjunct member of the Religion Department. Prof. Witvliet is the advisor best suited to work with students interested in worship and music related ministry.