Campus Chaplain Weaver to take main stage at Jubilee

Grove City College will be well represented at this weekend’s 2020 Jubilee conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver ’86, interim College chaplain, will be a plenary speaker at the Christian event that runs Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23. He’ll be talking about redemption – “The Moment That Changed Everything” – at 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the main stage. 


“The conference is a life changing and transforming experience and it is exciting to be a part of engaging 4,000 college students with the gospel,” Weaver said. “It is one of the closest things on this earth to experiencing the fullness of the Kingdom of God.”

Jubilee, hosted by the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO,) is geared toward college students. This year’s theme is the Biblical narrative of creation, fall, redemption and restoration.

College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 and Biblical and Religious Studies Professor Rev. Dr. Donald Shepson III are also among the speakers.


McNulty will speak in a Breakout Session at 2 p.m. Saturday titled “God and Government: Biblical Faithfulness in the Political Arena.”

“I’m excited to be speaking on Christianity and politics at Jubilee 2020 because the conference was influential in my life as a Grove City College student,” McNulty said. “It helped me better understand the relationship between Christ’s redemptive work and every aspect of life.”


Shepson will be speaking at 9 a.m. Sunday in a breakout session on “The Spiritual Disciplines: How and Why?”

“I’m real excited about speaking at Jubilee because the students who attend are fantastic and love the Lord,” Shepson said. “There is nothing quite like joining in praise and adoration of God with 4,000 other brothers and sisters; it’s a little taste of heaven I think.”

More than 65 Grove City College students and five faculty are also headed to Jubilee, according to Joshua Hayes, CCO staff at the College. “This year is our largest year of attendance since I began working at GCC in 2016,” he said.

Hayes and his colleagues Adrienne Orris ‘02, Andrew Schumacher and Ben Makin, coordinate the effort of getting students to and from the conference. “We work collaboratively with the Chaplain's office, Trustees, Student Life and Learning, Career Services and other faculty and staff to make this weekend a success,” Hayes said.

Students and non-students can still register the day of the conference. A day pass can also be purchased for Saturday and admittance is free on Sunday. 

If students, faculty or staff have questions about Jubilee, they can contact Joshua Hayes by email at For more information on the conference, visit

Campus Chaplain Weaver to take main stage at Jubilee

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