Fall semester marks a busy time for the Office of Spiritual Life at California Baptist University, as the Mobilization Team in the OSL prepares to gather its teams together for International Service Projects, United States Projects and Summer of Service projects.
The resignations of Kristen White and Jared Dobbins from the positions of the director and the assistant director of the Office of Mobilization, respectively, left the positions vacant at the beginning of the year. To fill the interim as director of MOB, John Montgomery, dean of Spiritual Life, spoke with and appointed Jeffrey Lewis, assistant professor of intercultural studies and director of the Global Center.
Currently, MOB is in the process of coordinating interviews for potential ISP, USP and SOS participants and training for students going on the trips will begin in November. Lewis said that any changes that take place because of the change in leadership will not be structural. If anything, there could be potential content changes reflecting the differences in strength between him and White.
“My area of expertise is more in the area of theological, biblical and practical development and how it relates to the mission of God,” he said.
Montgomery continued with the sentiment by saying that OSL works to make positive changes that build on the previous framework in a way that best benefits the campus.
“What we’re doing is looking forward and saying, ‘How can we build on the last 10 years and how can we make the next 10 years even more vibrant than we’ve ever seen?’” he said.
“What we’re doing is looking forward and saying, ‘How can we build on the last 10 years, and how can we make the next 10 years even more vibrant than we’ve ever seen?’” he said.