About

Who We Are

A Christian Study Center is a community of students and scholars animated by the ancient ideal of integrating faith, learning, and living. Such centers have emerged at many leading universities in the U.S. and Canada in recent decades. The Michigan Christian Study Center, launched in Fall 2022, joins this growing movement. We are Christian in the broad, historically orthodox sense—described by C.S. Lewis as “mere Christianity”—based in the Bible and summarized the Apostle’s Creed. We do not advance any particular political or cultural agenda; rather, we seek to exercise a faithful and thoughtful Christian presence in U.S. public higher education.

Our Supporters

Our Strategic Vision

A fuller explanation of the Michigan Christian Study Center’s purpose and vision can be found by clicking below.

The Christian Study Center Movement

Staff

Rick Ostrander

Rick Ostrander

Executive Director

Heidi Lemmerhirt

Heidi Lemmerhirt

Director of Operations and Student Engagement

Lucia Flowers

Lucia Flowers

Hospitality Coordinator

Loren Berry

Loren Berry

Hospitality Coordinator and Social Media Intern

Julia Marhofer

Julia Marhofer

Hospitality Coordinator

Johnny Bonnell

Johnny Bonnell

Hospitality Coordinator

Anders Vendt

Anders Vendt

Hospitality Coordinator

Brenden Pitney

Brenden Pitney

Hospitality Coordinator

Board of Directors

Bart Bryant

Bart Bryant

 Elizabeth Faremouth

Elizabeth Faremouth

David Hazelton

David Hazelton

Rick Ostrander

Rick Ostrander

Janet Tang

Janet Tang

Josh Welch

Josh Welch