CFO-HR Gathering

June 5 - 7, 2023
Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI


This gathering will give provide a time for strategy focused discussion, networking, and fellowship. The gathering will take place at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI, an intimate setting that allows for candid discussion on the opportunities and challenges of CFOs and HR Directors at CCCU schools.


11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Registration/On Campus Housing Check-In Open


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Plenary Session 1: Cornerstone University Welcome & Presidential Address

Scott Stewart, CFO & Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riano, President


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Plenary Session 2: Innovation

Bill Verhelle, CEO of QuickFi


3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Refreshment Break


3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
  • CFO Roundtable
  • HR Roundtable

(Closed Session)


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tour of Cornerstone University


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dinner Buffet

Calvin University Prince Conference Center


7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Registration & Information Desk Open


7:00 AM – 7:45 AM


8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Worship & Devotion 


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Plenary Session 3: Religious Freedoms in Higher Ed


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Refreshment Break


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
  • CFO: CCCU Financial Aid Survey Results; Dan Nelson & Jeff Olsen, Bethel University – MN
  • HR: Follow Up Q&A Time


12:00 PM – 1:15 PM


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Breakout Sessions
  • CFO: Cyber Security; Allison Davis, Capin Crouse
  • HR: Title IX Regulations; Lathrop GPM


2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Refreshment Break


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Combined Breakout Session

CFO/HR Combined: Insourcing vs Outsourcing Panel Discussion
(Closed Session)


4:14 PM – 4:45 PM


5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Off-Campus Dinner & Outing: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM


8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Worship & Devotion


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Plenary Session 3: Innovation: Phase 10 and Spring Arbor Group

Ken Johnson, CFO of Grand Legacy Corporation and Spring Arbor Group, LLC


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Refreshment Break


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Combined Breakout Session

CFO/HR Combined Roundtable Discussion
(Closed Session)


12:00 PM
Grab and Go Lunch

Plenary Speakers

Ken Johnson

Gerson Moreno-Riaño

Scott Stewart

Bill Verhelle


On-Campus Housing: If you’ve selected a registration option that includes housing, you will be housed in a two-bedroom, suite style dorm. Each registrant will have their own bedroom, but will share a two-sink bathroom. Linen packages are included (you will not need to bring your own sheets, towels, or pillows). Toiletries are not included.

Registration Eligibility and Process:
CCCU conferences and events are a benefit to faculty, staff, and administrators at our CCCU institutions, so they are typically closed to non-member individuals and institutions unless they are sponsors or speakers. There are some exceptions to this rule, so if you are a non-member interested in attending, please send your request to

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet the CCCU eligibility policies.  The CCCU reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation.

To register for the conference, click the Register button and sign in to your CCCU account. If you have any issues or if you forgot your log-in information, please call our office at (202) 546-8713 for assistance.

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Full payment must accompany your registration. Please call the CCCU office at (202) 546-8713 if you need to make payment by check.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration at any time prior to the start of the program. If you must cancel, please email Refunds for cancellations received through Wednesday, May 17, 2022 will be issued. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Wednesday, May 17. No-shows are not refundable. Registration transfers will be honored at any time.

COVID-19 Protocols

Testing/Vaccination Policy

The CCCU is constantly monitoring CDC guidelines. We are living in a new reality, and we think we can navigate that reality together.

Currently, the CCCU is requesting that attendees at the Institute be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test 1-3 business days prior to arrival. This policy is subject to change. An individual can be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine).

Conference Rates
Early Bird
Ends April 05, 2023
Ends May 10, 2023
Ends May 31, 2023
Member without housing
Member with housing
Non-member without housing
Non-member with housing
Commissioner without housing
Commissioner with housing