The CCO continues to be the finest college ministry in the country. Our connection to local churches, our integration into the fabric of many colleges and universities, and our understanding of how faith in Christ is meaningful in all aspects of life combine to allow our staff to have enormous impact on individual college students as well as our culture at large.
I originally became involved as a campus staff member because the CCO people I met were very serious about their faith, their minds and their outreach to students. At the same time, they were some of the most fun people I had ever met. That combination seemed like it would be powerfully winning to the college students we wanted to reach. Fifteen years as a staff member and over ten as a board member have not changed my perception. If anything, the CCO is even better now than when I came on staff in 1982.
—J. Paul Organ is Founder & Certified Financial Planner of Marathon Financial Services in Kent Ohio. He is also a CCO staff alumnus.