Lisa Espineli Chinn, who is a past national director of international student ministry and currently a ministry coach and consultant with InterVarsity/USA, will speak during the college’s Gathering and Chapel services on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 18 and 19, in Dimnent Memorial Chapel through the Hageman Faith Series.
She will present “Making Room: The Power of Hospitality in Missions” during The Gathering on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. and “Open Your Eyes!” during Chapel on Monday, Oct. 19, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both events and admission is free.
Lisa Espineli Chinn is known for her pioneering work in the area of reentry for international students. She has written several publications, including “Think Home: Reentry Guide for Christian International Students” (translated into several languages), “Back Home: Daily Reflections on Reentry,” “Coming to America/Returning to Your Home Country,” “Customs and Culture: A Reentry Simulation Game,” and “Reentry Guide for ShortTerm Mission Leaders.” Lisa has served on the Board of the Association of Christians Ministering Among Internationals (ACMI), Balikatan Inc., and Hope International.
In 2014, she finished 14 years as national director of international student ministry of InterVarsity/USA, which she now serves as a ministry coach and consultant. She offers cross-cultural training seminars and speaks at churches, conferences, and college campuses. She is on the Advisory Board of the Lausanne Global Diaspora Network.
The annual Hageman Faith Series was established to encourage a vibrant Christian faith among the students, faculty and staff of Hope College. The lecture series is endowed to invite recognized Christian speakers to Hope’s campus who will inspire and encourage a living and personal faith in Jesus Christ. Selected by the college’s Campus Ministries team, which is overseen by the dean of the chapel, speakers are chosen on the basis of having an articulate, winsome and challenging message that is relevant to college-aged students seeking to grow in their life with Christ.
Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located at 277 College Ave., at the corner of College Avenue and 12th Street.