Elliott Simko is the Partnership Coordinator for Metro Philadelphia, maintaining and developing positions with churches, colleges, and other organizations through which our staff people might reach out to college students.
Elliott first encountered CCO in the middle of his final semester at Eastern University, after being invited to the annual Jubilee conference in Pittsburgh by his old youth pastor. “Never before had I witnessed a campus ministry organization that understood the challenges, struggles, and aspirations of college students so well, and ministered to them so effectively,” says Elliott. “I knew I had to be a part of it!”
Elliott joined CCO staff to serve college students in a myriad of ways on the mainline of Philadelphia. In addition to reaching students at his alma mater, Eastern University, Elliott’s outreach extended to Haverford College, Valley Forge Military College, Villanova University, and several others.
He also led a young adult and college ministry through a partnership with Manoa Community Church in Havertown. The ministry at Manoa enabled him to serve students where they were, while also connecting them with a local church.
Elliott and his wife, Rachel, live in the Philadelphia area with their daughter, Gwendolyn, and still attend and serve at Manoa Community Church.
Everybody on staff at the CCO raises their own financial support, including our partnership coordinators. You can support Elliott or anybody else on our area leadership team by contributing online.