2020 Annual Meeting

COVID-19 UPDATE:   As of Monday, May 18, the 2020 Annual Meeting has been cancelled.  For those who have already registered, you will receive a full refund.

The 10th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers will be held this summer at beautiful Bon Secours Conference & Retreat Center in Marriottsville, MD.  Located just off Route 70 at the border of Howard and Carroll Counties in south central Maryland, the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours is easily accessible to the Baltimore/Washington Region. The Center sits at the highest point of 313 acres of pastures and woodlands adjacent to Patapsco State Park and commands spectacular views of some of Maryland’s most beautiful countryside.  There’s also a swimming pool!

This year, registrations will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July16, and the conference concludes on Saturday, July 18 ending with lunch together. The dates for this year’s meeting are July 16-18, 2020.

As always we will be considering what it means to answer the call of Christ in a university environment. Our speakers are Rick Campanelli, Eric Gregory and David Skeel.  You can find their full biographies below.  Check back on this page in the coming months as we add more details about the workshops we will have this year, and a full schedule of the meeting.




Rick Campanelli, JD, is the Director of Graduate Ministries for the Center for Christian Study in Charlottesville, and teaches the core course on ethics for students pursuing the Leadership & Public Policy degree at the University of Virginia.  He has held senior positions in law and policy at the US Departments of Justice, Health & Human Services and State, and was Director of the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Health & Human Services.  In private law practice he represented national nonprofit organizations and ministries, including International Justice Mission and Prison Fellowship, and advocated for the First Amendment rights of religious organizations.  He is a member of the national board of the Christian Legal Society, and serves on its Center Committee for Religious Freedom. 


Dr. Eric Gregory joined the faculty at Princeton University in 2001, and was promoted to Professor in 2009.  He is the author of Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship (University of Chicago Press, 2008), and articles in a variety of edited volumes and journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, Studies in Christian Ethics, and Augustinian Studies. His interests include religious and philosophical ethics, theology, political theory, law and religion, and the role of religion in public life. In 2007 he was awarded Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. A graduate of Harvard College, he earned an M.Phil. and Diploma in Theology from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and his doctorate in Religious Studies from Yale University. He has received fellowships from the Erasmus Institute, University of Notre Dame, the Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, Harvard University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization at New York University School of Law. Among his current projects is a book tentatively titled, The In-Gathering of Strangers: Global Justice and Political Theology, which examines secular and religious perspectives on global justice.

At Princeton at large, he is chair of the Council of the Humanities.  He is also director of the Program in Humanistic Studies and Stewart Seminars in Religion, and sits with the executive committee of the University Center for Human Values.  He also serves on the the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics.


Dr. David Skeel is S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is the author of True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World (InterVarsity, 2014); The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and Its (Unintended) Consequences (Wiley, 2011); Icarus in the Boardroom (Oxford, 2005); Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America (Princeton, 2001); and numerous articles on bankruptcy, corporate law, financial regulation, Christianity and law, and other topics. Professor Skeel has also written commentaries for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Books & Culture, The Weekly Standard, and other publications.  He has received the Harvey Levin award three times for outstanding teaching, as selected by a vote of the graduating class, the Robert A. Gorman award for excellence in upper level course teaching, and the University’s Lindback Award for distinguished teaching.


Registration Form


As noted above, the Annual Meeting will be held at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center in Marriottsville, MD from July 16-18, 2020.  Costs include 2 nights lodging and 6 meals (dinner on Thursday, July 16 through lunch on Saturday, July 18).  All rooms are single occupancy with one queen-sized bed.  Couples will lodge in the same room but need to register separately.  Fill out and complete the required information below.  Please note that all registration fees are non-refundable after June 1.

REGISTRATION RATES:  We are delighted to continue to provide early discount rates for those who attend the Annual Meeting as list below:

  • $335/pp for Members/Partners
  • $435/pp for Non-Members/Partners
  • $250/pp for off-site lodging (Conference fees and meals only)


However, the early discount registration rates will end on April 30, 2020The registration rates will increase on May 1, 2020 as follows:

  • $370/pp for Members/Partners
  • $470/pp for Non-Members/Partners
  • $290/pp for off-site lodging (Conference fees and meals only)


If you have any questions, please contact Elaine at 434-296-3333.

Registration Fee