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Alumni

ALUMNI

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Welcome back to the University of Valley Forge (UVF)! You are always welcome here. Remember those chilly fall days walking to class with friends, dialogues with caring professors, and the lessons that could only be learned in those few special years spent in chapel or the residence halls? You will always be part of this community, whether you graduated from UVF or one of its previous merger schools, and we encourage you to stay connected with us.

 

As a graduate of UVF, you join more than 5,000 alumni worldwide serving as leaders in the church and in the world. Whether you have found yourself on the mission field of a foreign country, as a kindergarten teacher in a public school, a business leader in a corporation, or a pastor, counselor, or musician – you represent all that UVF does through the leading of the Holy Spirit.

 

You ARE the University of Valley Forge!

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We are so excited to host you and provide opportunities for you to connect with fellow alumni! This year our theme is “Generations” because we are celebrating 80 years as a Forge Family!  We have chosen Psalm 145:4 as our theme verse: “One generation commends Your works to another; they tell of Your mighty acts.” As we join together at Homecoming this year, we want to glorify the Lord as we proclaim all that HE has done in and through each generation in these 80 years.

Opportunities

The staff and faculty of the University of Valley Forge want to make sure that you have the resources you need to make the personal and professional connections that will enhance your career or ministry. As UVF alumni, you stay part of the family long after you receive your degree, and we want to continue to be a community of support as you discover God’s plan for your life.

Stay Connected

Meet the Vice President of the Alumni Association: Pastor Rich Jones

Rich, a second generation UVF alum, grew up in a pastor’s home. A month after graduating from the University of Valley Forge in Spring of 1992, he married Jodi (’92),  his college sweetheart. They have been happily married since then and have two beautiful daughters, JoLyn and Jacki.

 

For twenty years, Rich served in several churches in MI, NJ, and PA as a student ministries pastor. In 2008, he and Jodi felt the call to plant a church in the city of Pittsburgh. After serving Element Church for 7 years, Rich and Jodi followed God’s call back to Philadelphia to revitalize HighPointe Church.

 

In Fall of 2019 Rich and Jodi moved to Tampa, FL to further develop Cheap Church Printing, a printing enterprise that focuses on offering top-quality print work at affordable prices to serve churches and missionaries.  They currently attend Crossover Church in Tampa, FL and serve in ministry as small group leaders.

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