A post by Chris Buxton Young Adult Minister and ULife Director
Because most of its work occurs on the Arkansas State campus, Wolflife Campus Ministry can seem out of sight, out of mind. But particularly during this crucial season when we’re identifying Wolflife’s next director, we want to ask the Southwest family to be very aware and prayerful of our campus ministry.
In August, I resigned as Wolflife director to launch ULife, a new organization devoted to helping expand and strengthen campus ministry throughout the USA. Although we quickly identified my replacement, a discouraging set of circumstances left the position vacant once again. For most of the school year, Cole Van Horn, Wolflife’s international campus minister, has been leading WL’s day-to-day operations with assistance from worship leader D.J. Jones, apprentice Angelica Alexander, and for a time in the fall, from former WL staffer Loni Bean. Of course, we are also very thankful to the student leaders who have also stepped forward to serve during this pivotal season.
We felt it important to allow some time to pass before naming the next director. But now, the time has come, and that process has started. We have assembled a search committee and are accepting resumes throughout March. We hope to have a candidate hired and in place by June, which will allow him time to get settled and be prepared for the fall semester.
The director role requires a person who has competency in multiple areas, such as teaching/preaching, managing staff, mentoring, counseling, event planning, fundraising, facilities and budget management, and alumni, supporter and university relations. And, most importantly, the new director must be someone devoted to the Lord and to helping students learn to love the Lord as well.
So, would you please pray with and for us through the next few weeks as we seek God’s will for Wolflife Campus Ministry?