Pastor Ben WidemanThere is something captivating about the college years.  This is a moment when you can ask deep questions, engage difficult issues, and explore the world around you.  College also provides an opportunity to dig into your faith journey and to discover what lies at the core of what you believe.

I was shaped deeply through my time as a college student at Eastern Mennonite University, a grad student at Fuller Theological Seminary, and through my daily living in the various jobs that I’ve found myself in. I’m excited that my journey has brought me to Penn State.

Through 3rd Way Collective, we have created spaces for students to engage real-life issues, wrestle with the teachings of Jesus, develop meaningful friendships, and explore what it might mean to take seriously a call toward peace and justice.

I’d love to talk more! Please contact me to start a conversation, get a cup of coffee, or to propose a new idea for 3rd Way Collective.