What is Fall Conference like?
We'll have 4 gatherings to hear from our speaker, have space to process in small groups, and time to practice what we learn together.
We'll be led in musical worship by a team of alumni and students, and there will be optional times for prayer offered throughout the weekend.
* Gaga (dodgeball)
* Friends new and old
* Insurance card and medicines you regularly take (Allergy? Bring your epipen! Asthma? Bring your inhaler!)
* Bible, notebook, soap, towel, pillow, bedding, flashlight
* Clothes for cold weather.
* Water bottle or coffee mug (be kind to the environment)
* A mask, in case they are needed.
* Optionally, there is a book table and swag!
* An offering will also be taken for student ministry in Liberia (their staff team pictured here at a conference in August!)
* We'll sleep in bunk-style cabins with showers. Mattresses are provided, but you'll need bedding (bring sleeping bag or sheets/blanket, plus a pillow)
* Refreshing Mountain is...a refreshing mountain. It gets a bit chilly, but the fall weather is beautiful!
* Talk to your staff or small group leader to find out about carpools from your campus, and see the map below.
Arrive! (carpool from campuses)
1st Main SessionCoffeehouse (games + snacks)
Breakfast and Quiet Time2nd Main Session
LunchFree time & Rec activities
Dinner3rd Main SessionFree time & Rec activities (Firepit, KARAOKE!, game room)
Pack, Breakfast and Quiet Time4th Main SessionClean and Depart!
NaKhia Grays is a lover of Jesus and people. She believes that every person should be able to thrive while walking in their God-given purposes. She has a passion for developing others - mentoring and coaching others as they discover their gifts and strengths, create healthy rhythms for their lives, or navigate seasons of transition. She especially looks to serve those from historically marginalized communities as she has done in her work for the last 20+ years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and Black Campus Ministries.
Over the years NaKhia has served in leadership capacities locally, regionally, and nationally and she speaks from a wealth of experience from her personal relationship with God, investing in others, developing teams, creating spaces for people to encounter God, pursuing systemic change for others to thrive, and working on her own self-leadership.
A Baltimore, MD native, NaKhia graduated from Bucknell University in 2001 with a BS in Computer Science. After helping to replant an InterVarsity chapter as a student at Bucknell, NaKhia volunteered with InterVarsity upon graduation and joined InterVarsity staff the next year. She has served at Bucknell, York College of PA, and Bowie State University before serving as our Mid-Atlantic region’s first Black Campus Ministries Regional Coordinator from 2014-2023. Currently, NaKhia has a dual role serving as an Assistant Regional Ministry Director here in the Mid-Atlantic region and serving within the National Black Campus Ministries Department. She has a focus on staff and leadership development.
NaKhia is happily married to her amazing husband of 16 years, Tarik, and is the mom to an imaginative 7-year-old, Daniel. Some of NaKhia’s hobbies are reading, writing, puzzles, and exploring new places. NaKhia and her family reside in Waldorf, MD outside of Washington, DC.
We are monitoring COVID conditions. If circumstances warrant, we may require the wearing of masks for some parts of the conference.
I agree not to attend Fall Conference if I have had a positive COVID test within 5 days of the event. If I show symptoms of COVID-19 while a Fall Conference, I agree to test for COVID-19. If I test positive for COVID-19 while at Fall Conference, I agree to quarantine for the remainder of the conference. I understand that if I am unwell I may be required to wear a mask during portions of Fall Conference; if required, I agree to wear a mask that covers both my nose and mouth for those portions of the conference.
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For Free t-shirt, register by 10/8
If this is your first time at an in-person InterVarsity Conference or Camp.
(After 10/8 price increases to $200).
Scholarships are available! Please talk to your InterVarsity staff or small group leader if you need a scholarship.
Optional: Would you like to pay an extra amount to help another student in Central PA to attend Fall Conference?