College ministry is a growing edge at DMPC. We feel that the spirit is leading us to nurture college students already within our church, and to reach out to students at D&E with the love of Jesus Christ.
Davis Memorial is closely affiliated with Davis and Elkins College, which is a Presbyterian affiliated school located just next to DMPC. Our Co-Pastor Rev. Kevin Starcher serves as the Chaplain at D&E, providing pastoral care, worship services, and other programs to help students grow in their faith. Elder Tina Vial serves as the College’s Coordinator for Church Relations, and helps to ensure connections between the college and other churches throughout West Virginia. The College Ministry Team will serve to enact “adopt-a-family” program, sending notes and care packages, as well as praying for students.
DMPC hosts a number of events for D&E, including Founders Day Convocation, Festival of Lessons and Carols, and other events conducive to a church setting.
The partnership between the church and college is fluid and dynamic, with both partners seeking to work together to show God’s grace to faculty, students, and the community.