The Campolo Center for Ministry at Eastern University seeks to identify, recruit, financially support, and mentor students who demonstrate a calling, giftedness, and commitment to vocational Christian service in a church or para-church ministry.

Tony and Peggy Campolo, each distinguished Eastern alumni, have dedicated their lives to faithfully bearing witness to the Good News of the Gospel in their private and public lives. Campolo Scholars are expected to continue their legacy during and after their tenure at Eastern. Eligibility for this distinguished and generous scholarship requires admittance to Eastern University or Palmer Seminary, and superlative academic performance, ministry leadership, and community service.

The Campolo Center for Ministry is committed to partnering with dedicated, spiritually-gifted, ministry-focused students, their family and home church, Eastern University and its network of donors, to invest in the education, training, and spiritual formation of servant-leaders for the church and para-church ministries.

It is the vision of Tony and Peggy Campolo and a goal of the Campolo Center that Campolo Scholars graduate unencumbered by the burden of student debt as they fulfill their calling for vocational Christian ministry. To that end, the Campolo Center offers generous scholarships to students admitted into its Scholars program.

Meet the 2018-2019 Campolo Scholars

Ally Bartlett

From: Galax, VA

Year: Senior

Major: Business Administration, Minor in Biblical Studies

Church: Hopewell United Methodist

Ally is a transfer to Eastern University, having completed an Associates of Science degree a year after graduation from high school. She is on staff at Hopewell UMC as the Coordinator of Young Adult Ministries in Downingtown, PA, and loves being a Campolo Scholar. She is excited to see how God uses these opportunities and future ones to glorify the name of Jesus.  

Jean Mary Berdy

From: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Year: Sophomore

Major: Economic Development

Church: Hopewell United Methodist

Berdy is determined to grow in his understanding of business practices and return to Haiti and promote social change through the church. He already has opened an orphanage for children in Haiti.


Hilary Horigan

From:  Phoenixville, PA

Year: First Year Seminarian

Major: Masters of Divinity

Church: Grace Valley Fellowship

Hilary completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work at Northwestern College in Iowa and is back in her home state of Pennsylvania with her husband Isaac. Hilary is concerned about the implications of faith and politics/public policy and comes to Palmer to prepare for a leadership position where she hopes to attend to the spiritual development of church members and provide support for social and safety needs of the congregation and community.  

Jon Galdames-Henry

From: Fairfax, VA

Year: Senior

Major: Youth Ministry

Church: Church of the Good Samaritan

Jon Galdames-Henry was born and raised in northern Virginia, where he lived with his mom and three younger brothers.  He moved to Pennsylvania to study at Eastern University and fell in love with the city of Philadelphia. He will graduate with a degree in youth ministry and plans to live in Philadelphia and work for a faith-based non-profit that partners with the marginalized.  

Emily Pastin

From: Douglasville, PA

Year: Senior

Major: Business Management, Dance

Church: Salvation Army/Wayne Presbyterian Church

Along with the Campolo Scholars Program, Emily is a member of the Leadership Fellows Program and served as a chaplain for the University’s Student Chaplain Program during her sophomore year.  Outside of school, Emily attends the Salvation Army and leads various programs and ministries within the organization on local, national, and international levels.  Emily has a passion for sharing the love of Jesus with children and teens through the performing arts and plans to continue this ministry after graduation.  

Angelo Soto

From: Ann Arbor, MI

Year: Freshman

Major: Political Science

Church: Crossroad Community Baptist

Angelo is bringing his servant’s heart and calling to do God’s work to Eastern University, to gain an education in Political Science. Angelo is passionate about many ministries, and has served in a large capacity in several events and organizations. He loves to proclaim the name of Jesus, and remind all that he meets of their purpose.  

James Williams

From: Glen Mills, PA

Year: Third Year Seminarian

Major: Masters of Divinity

Church: The Green Church

James is a Presidential Scholar, a Sider Scholar, a Church Mutual Religious Scholar, a full-time student, as well as an Associate Minister at The Green Church in Glen Mills, PA — all in addition to being a very proud Campolo Scholar. Outside of seminary, James can be found working at International Ministries – the global-mission arm of American Baptist Churches, USA. James strives to make his life’s work his ministry, putting his service to God above all else.  

Will Abbott

From: West Chester, PA

Year: Senior

Major: Theology, Biblical Studies

Church: Westminster Presbyterian

Will Abbott is a senior majoring in Theology and Biblical Studies. He has spent the summer serving with his church at an orphanage in Mexico and leads weekly Bible studies with teens at two local high schools.  

Abi Fell-Dewalt

From: Pine City, NY

Year: Junior

Major: Spanish

Church: Pine City Baptist Church

Abi Fell-Dewalt is from Pine City, New York and is currently studying abroad in Costa Rica to master the Spanish language, which she will use as a missionary upon graduation.  


Brittney Daniel

Brittney Daniel is from Allentown, PA where she was nurtured in the First Presbyterian Church since she was born.  She earned her degree in Missions and Anthropology (Class of ’18) and is the first Campolo Scholar to graduate from Eastern Univeristy.  Brittney is in her first year of seminary at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.      

Michelle Miles

Michelle Miles is a recent graduate from Eastern University majoring in youth ministry with minors in theology and Biblical studies. She is working locally, planning her wedding with fellow Campolo Scholar Jon, and prayerfully discerning her next steps. She is also serving at Church of the Good Samaritan.


Lenise Morales

Lenise is a young worship leader from Philadelphia. Lenise is a singer-songwriter and will continue to bring hope to those who hear her music. She is traveling to and from LA to work on many projects, while remaining plugged in to many local organizations.


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  1. Andrew Baker on December 31, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    My name is Andrew Baker and I am a college professor in Searcy, Arkansas.

    I will be in Philadelphia on Wednesday, January 9 with a group of 12 college students from Harding University ( who are traveling from NYC to DC stopping for the day in Philadelphia looking at different projects creating social impact.

    The students are taking this trip for college credit.

    I wanted to see if it might be possible to bring the students by to visit the Campolo Center for them to see and learn more about the good you guys are doing and the educational opportunities you are providing.

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

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