Vision Statement

Vision Statement

The Oread Center seeks to create opportunities for the historic Christian faith to be seriously considered through thoughtful examinations of faith, calling and culture for the flourishing of the University and its community.

Oread Center Staff

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Chad Donohoe

Executive Director

Chad has served as the Director for Collegiate Ministries at Grace EPC since 2004. A 1994 University of Kansas graduate, he served three years on staff with Cru at the University of Georgia before attending Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where he received a Masters of Divinity, a Masters in Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry in Faith, Vocation and Culture. Chad met his wife Tiffany at KU and they have four children. Contact Chad at [email protected] or (785) 312-4926.

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Kevin Lee

Director of OC Forum

Kevin joined the Oread Center staff in 2014 after serving in an advisory/adjunct role from 2012 – 2014. Kevin holds a BS in Sociology from Oklahoma State University, a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently a PhD candidate in Policy Studies at KU with an emphasis in the History of American Higher Education. In addition, Kevin has also pastored a church, directed a campus ministry at the University of New Orleans and served as an academic advisor for KU’s Journalism department. Kevin has been married to Lori for 17 years and they have four children. Contact Kevin at [email protected] or (785) 218-5312.

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Ryan Mayo

Director of Programming

Ryan joined the collegiate ministry staff at Grace EPC in 2007 after graduating with a degree in English from the University of Missouri. In addition to college ministry, he co-directs the music ministry at Grace and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. He married his wife Kristi in 2010 and they have three daughters. Contact Ryan at [email protected] or (314) 503-2828.

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Kelly Clark

Women’s Ministry Staff

Kelly joined the Oread Center staff in 2014 after serving as a graduate intern for two years. Originally from Wheaton, Kelly graduated from the University of Missouri with BAs in Journalism & Political Science. She and her husband, Jordan, married in 2013 and they have one daughter. Contact Kelly at [email protected] or (630) 649-9005.

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Hannah Johnson

Graduate Intern

Hannah serves as a graduate intern at the Oread Center. She is from Holland, MI and recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Applied Behavioral Science. Hannah is currently working part-time on her Masters of Science in Education at KU. She serves with freshmen and first-year outreach at the Oread Center. Contact Hannah at [email protected] or (616) 298-9644.

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Liz Hixon

Graduate Intern

Liz joined the Oread Center as an intern after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Graphic Design. A Wichita, Kansas native, Liz started her college career at Butler Community College, then took a gap year to serve with a college ministry in Côte d’Ivoire, Africa before transferring to KU. Currently, she also works part time as a designer at a small local design company. Contact Liz at [email protected] or (316) 619-4922.

Supporting Organizations & Affiliations

  • Grace EPC
    Partnered with Grace EPC, our staff are members of the Grace family and oversight of major decisions, both financial and operational, are performed by the leadership of Grace EPC. Though the Oread Center is the college ministry of a local Lawrence church, Grace EPC, we are excited to partner with other local churches and campus ministries.
  • Consortium of Christian Study Centers
    The Oread Center is a full member of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers (CCSC), a network of like-minded institutions and organizations on campuses across the world.
  • KU Religious Advisors

The Oread Center seeks to create opportunities for the historic Christian faith to be seriously considered through thoughtful examinations of faith, calling and culture for the flourishing of the University and its community.

We seek to interact with all spheres of KU in a healthy and humble manner. We seek to promote, extend and enlarge meaningful conversations about faith, knowledge and culture and to resist the tendencies of dismissiveness and divisiveness. The Oread Center is also a member of KU Religious Advisors.

Partnered with Grace EPC, our staff are members of the Grace family. Oversight of major decisions, both financial and operational, are performed by the leadership of Grace EPC.

At the Oread Center, it is our aim to engage in thoughtful dialogue at the intersection of faith, calling and culture. We desire the integration of deeply-held beliefs with everyday behaviors. Integration into the life of a local church plays a substantial role in meaningfully connecting the two. We encourage all of our students to regularly worship at and get connected in a local church.