Accent on Christian Faith

Accent on Christian Faith

The Campus Christian Center (CCC) offers several programs through which it both emphasizes the distinctive Christian identity of Berea College and leads the College to accomplish this major facet of its mission.

The Ruth Pister Hampel Memorial Lectureship in Religion

In the fall semester each year, the CCC offers The Ruth Pister Hampel Memorial Lectureship in Religion. The Center invites notable and accomplished ministers, speakers and/or theologians to deliver this lecture. The Ruth Pister Hampel Memorial Lecture occurs as a convocation. The CCC has offered the Hampel Lecture in Religion since 1987, through the generous support of John E. and Ruth Pister Hampel. In 1987, Mr. and Mrs. Hampel donated funds for an endowment to support this lectureship, which became the Ruth Pister Hampel Memorial Lecture in Religion. The Hampels gave this gift with the hope and prayer that this program will effectively continue “to emphasize the College’s long term influence in the field of religion.”

Rev. Dana Gonsal
Our 2023 speaker

We are pleased to announce our 2023 speaker: Rev. Dana Gonsal. Rev. Dana Gonsal is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches, USA. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and community advocate. Receiving his M.B.A. in Small Business from Boston University, he founded The Classic Shoe Shine Corporation at age 23. Rev. Gonsal is the President and CEO of this Corporation that serves the New England region of the United States, including Boston Logan International Airport; as well as the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.