Regional Immigration Summit: Indiana

March 10, 2020
Bethel University, Mishawaka, IN


The CCCU has been generously awarded a grant on behalf of Beacon IA, a donor advised fund at Impact Assets, to host regional immigration summits. This summit intends to provide a space for CCCU universities, faculty, and students to be inspired and empowered to understand the current state of immigration in the United States and expand advocacy for immigration reform in tandem with the Christian principle of “love thy neighbor.”


Tony Burrell

Tony Burrell

Liz Dong

Liz Dong


Christy Staats

Matthew Soerens

Jill Stoltzfus

Jill Stoltzfus


Registration for this event is free, and CCCU institutions may also apply for up to $1000 in a travel grant. If your campus receives a travel grant and needs to cancel registration for your entire team, you will be asked to forfeit the travel grant provided. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Immigration Fellow, Chirstin Rine, at

Travel Grant Application

The CCCU is excited to offer a total of 56 travel grants to CCCU members institutions to attend Regional Immigration Summits. For each summit, 14 institutions will receive a travel grant of $1,000 for a team of at least 3 representatives. In order to eligible, your institution must be a member of the CCCU and 3 campus representatives must be registered in order to qualify for travel grant funding.



1:00pm | Check-In and Registration

2:00pm | Welcoming the Stranger: Thinking Biblically about Immigration — Matt Soerens

3:00pm | Regional Speaker Panel: Tony Burrell, Liz Dong, Christy Staats

4:00pm | Student Panel

5:00pm | Dinner/Break

6:00pm | Brave Christians Seeking Justice in Honduras — Jill Stoltzfus

7:00pm | End of Summit