Founders' Day 2013 featuring Bill Hybels | Judson University Christian College

Judson University Founders' Day

October 25, 2013

Celebrating 50 Years in Elgin!

Featured Speaker

Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., with a weekend attendance of 20,000. He is also chairman of the board for the Willow Creek Association, a not-for-profit fellowship of more than 12,000 like-minded churches located in 45 countries. He is the best-selling author of more than 20 books, including Holy Discontent, Just Walk Across the Room, The Volunteer Revolution, Courageous Leadership, and classics such as Too Busy Not to Pray and Becoming a Contagious Christian. Hybels received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, Ill. He and his wife, Lynne, have two children and two grandsons.

Luncheon Speaker

Lynn Wheaton

Lynn Wheaton is the former Director of Advancement of Judson University. He was born and raised in Detroit, Mich., and graduated from The King's College, New York. Before working at Judson University, he was a news reporter for radio, and worked in sales for the ServiceMaster Company. He also served as a church relations director. Lynn retired in 2007 and resides at Shell Point Retirement Community, Ft. Myers, Fla., with his wife Ruth. They have three children, Jeff, Kim Hoffman and Cindy Hoag. He currently sings bass in the Village Church Choir and with the Shell Point Singers. He also leads worship services and vesper services at assisted living facilities and interviews on Shell Point Television.

Golden Eagle Award Recipient

Bill and Sally Boscaljon

Bill Boscaljon (’79) is an Iowa native who attended Moody Bible Institute before enrolling at Judson. An Elgin, Illinois, native, Sally (Ackemann) Boscaljon graduated from Judson in 1973 and earned her elementary teacher certification at Judson in 1998. They were married in 1979. Bill and Sally each were employed for various responsibilities on campus including Student Activities, the Bookstore, Plant Operations, the Alumni Office, the Health Center, and as houseparents in Volkman Hall. Sally has served on the Alumni Board and the Council for the Master of Literacy Program. Together they have enjoyed leading the coordinating committee for Judson’s Golden Centennial Celebration. They are active members of First Baptist Church of Elgin. Sally teaches third grade in Elgin School District U-46 and Bill is a supervisor at Ace Hardware.

Please join us in celebrating the past, present and future of Judson University at our Founders’ Day activities on Friday, October 25, 2013.

Registration has Closed.

Registration for the Founders' Day Luncheon has now closed. Limited, non-reserved seating for Bill Hybel's talk in Herrick Chapel may be available if you arrive early on the day of the event.

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Please join us in celebrating our Golden Centennial Anniversary during Founders' Day on Friday, October 25, 2013.


10 a.m., Herrick Chapel

Featured Speaker Mr. Bill Hybels


11:30 a.m., Betty Lindner Campus Commons

Mr. Lynn Wheaton will share about the significance of our anniversary and the Golden Eagle Award will be presented. 

Registration Closed 

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