Friday Apr 15, 2016

"The New Pilgrims: How Immigrants are Renewing America’s Faith and Values "

Dr. Joseph Castleberry

President / Author Northwest University

Scribe: John Uppendahl Introduced by: Ann Norman

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72 volunteers needed for BBRC april 24th all in for AUTISM RUN

Don’t miss the fun! Our community needs your help: The BBRC’s April 24th All in for Autism Run in Bellevue needs 72 volunteers for the course before the race can begin. Today Rotary District 5030’s incoming Assistant District Governor Pat Turner for announcing that she is volunteering to help at the event. Now we need 71 more volunteers. Please stop now, reflect on this opportunity, and reach out to your colleagues at work, churches, youth sports teams, gym, etc. and encourage them to join the fun as a volunteer or run participant at After the run, visit the 520 Bar & Grill by the race to celebrate and enjoy good food and drinks, even celebratory champagne!

Rotarian Malaria Partners honors bbrc

Rotarian Malaria Partners‘ Larry Granat received $7,000 check from BBRC which had 100% member participation in awareness and fundraising campaign. Granat said, “Our entire board was in awe and literally applauded the BBRC for its impressive effort, participation and generosity. You are setting an example which we hope to emulate throughout the district. It is my honor to present this banner to the club for your work.

bellevue schools foundation LUNCHEON may 6

Colleen Turner, BBRC member shared she transitioned from owning a travel agency to the non-profit sector.  She now works for the Bellevue Schools Foundation, which since 1979 has been funding programs to help the school district be as effective as possible in helping students in our community succeed. Colleen is asking for introductions for generous people who care about helping our students to change the world. You can help make it happen! Attend the Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Spring for Schools benefit luncheon on Friday, May 6th at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue; check out the details and register online at



About the Speaker

Joseph Castleberry is President of Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, a Christian university founded in 1934 that offers over 70 academic programs at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in residence and online. In addition to President Castleberry’s work in higher education, he is the author of several popular books and a frequent speaker at conferences and churches around the world. His latest book, "The New Pilgrims: How Immigrants are Renewing America’s Faith and Values" addresses one of America’s most pressing social and political issues.
President Castleberry is a graduate of Evangel University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Columbia University, where he completed a Doctor of Education degree in International Educational Development. He began his professional career as a chaplain at Princeton University, and for twenty years, served as a church planter, college professor, and community development leader in Latin America. He recently presented a scholarly paper on the Rule of Law at a conference sponsored by the Mexican National Human Rights Council.
Married to his wife Kathleen since 1983, Castleberry’s family includes three daughters, two son-in-laws, and a grandson. He enjoys golf, running marathons, visiting America’s National Parks with his wife, and watching Northwest University sports.