Upcoming Events


Past Events

2021 Wheaton Associates Spring Program

The Wheaton Associates Spring Program was a pre-recorded program affirming our hope in Christ and gratitude for His provision and presence. This program included a welcome from President Philip Ryken '88, a testimonial from trustee emeritus and Wheaton Associates Charter Member Clayton Brown, a student testimony from Amelia Miller '23, a reflection on 40 years of faithfulness from Manager of Leadership Annual Giving Daniel Muñoz, a hymn history lesson by Vice President for Advancement, Vocation, and Alumni Engagement Kirk D. Farney, Ph.D., and a time of worship with Sara Beth Thomas '21.

Wheaton Associates Vision Program

This Wheaton Associates Vision program is a pre-recorded time of sharing, affirming our assurance in Christ, gratitude for His presence and provision, and renewing our dedication to the mission of Wheaton College. We invite you to watch the video which includes a student testimony from Ester (Esti) Ham '23, a time of worship and prayer, and a devotional message from Dr. Daniel Treier, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Theology and Ph.D. Program Director.

Christmas Festival Reception

Wheaton Associates and Blanchard Society Members were invited to attend a special reception being held in Coray Alumni Gymnasium on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Wheaton Associates Vision Breakfast

Speaker: Dr. David Lauber

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, nearly 200 Wheaton Associates, alumni, and friends gathered together in Coray Alumni Gymnasium for the Wheaton Associates Vision Breakfast. We heard from Dr. David Lauber ’89, newly appointed Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies.

Wheaton Associates Morning of Celebration Breakfast

Speakers: Bryan and Carmen Nitzel Kennedy

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, we gathered in Coray Alumni Gymnasium for the Wheaton Associates Morning of Celebration breakfast and heard from Lexi Goebel '19 about her experience at Wheaton, and Bryan ’90 and Carmen Nitzel Kennedy ’90 were our featured speakers.

Wheaton Associates Vision Breakfast

Speaker: Dr. Jeffry C. Davis

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, nearly 200 Wheaton Associates, alumni, and friends gathered together in Coray Alumni Gymnasium for the Wheaton Associates Vision Breakfast. Chloe Zhou ’20 shared about the profound impact that Wheaton’s professors and its partners have played in her spiritual and academic development. Our featured speaker, newly appointed Dean of Humanities, Dr. Jeffry Davis ’83 shared moving reflections on the tremendous power of words, the increasing reliance on technology and the resulting devaluation of words, and the overarching importance of the living Word of God. The breakfast program closed with attendees singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Watch the video now.

Wheaton Associates Morning of Celebration Breakfast

Speaker: Dr. David Gieser '71

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, we gathered in Coray Alumni Gymnasium and heard Bayse Peek ’18 share about how a warmth and travel-loving city dweller ended up at Wheaton College and the profound impact that Wheaton and its partners have played in her spiritual and academic development. Our featured speaker, current chairman of the Board of Trustees Dr. David Gieser ’71, shared heartfelt and moving reflections on the legacy of Dr. Billy Graham and called all Wheaton Associates to honor the commitment of prayer for every area of this campus, so loved by Billy and Ruth Graham. The breakfast program, viewed for the first time over livestream by Wheaton Associates near and far, was closed with attendees singing one of the great hymns of the church “Just as I Am.”

Wheaton Associates Vision Breakfast

Speaker: Dr. Jerry Root

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, we renewed our passion for the mission of Wheaton College and heard from Dr. Jerry Root, Professor of Evangelism and Director of the Wheaton Evangelism Initiative as he shared about Evangelism and the Liberal Arts. Listen now

Jerry Root is a graduate of Whittier College and Talbot Graduate School of Theology at Biola University. He is a Professor at Wheaton College and serving as the Director of the Evangelism Initiative as well as being a Faculty/Scholar-Practitioner at the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. Jerry also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the College. He and his wife, Claudia, have four grown children-all of whom are married, and they have thirteen grandchildren.

Prayer Requests and Updates

For nearly four decades, Wheaton Associates have faithfully taken the needs of Wheaton College before the Lord. You stand with us through times of great joy and trial, and for this, we cannot thank you enough.

  • Praise the Lord for His faithfulness through the generosity of Wheaton Associates members, who raised 85% of last year’s $7 million Wheaton Fund.
  • Please pray for students who study at Wheaton, both remotely and in person, during this difficult season.
  • Pray for students new to Wheaton College next school year. That the Lord would grant His peace, grace, protection and provision to them and their families.
  • Pray for faculty, staff, and senior administrative leadership as they seek to serve our students and the mission of Wheaton College.
  • Pray for the Lord to keep us COVID-Safe, Thunder strong.

Just as the promise and potential of Wheaton students cannot be measured, we cannot begin to know the full value of what your prayers mean to the life and mission of Wheaton College.

For Promoting and Encouraging