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Dr. Thomas (Tom) Wolthuis
serving Geneva Campus Ministry
at University of Iowa, Iowa City

Geneva Campus Ministry is an approved student organization that has been active at the University of Iowa since 1971. We are a community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to serve Jesus Christ on campus. Geneva is supported by the "Reformed" branch of Protestant Christianity, plus friends from many other denominations. 

We believe that God is at work in us and through us for the renewed life of all people and creation through faith, hope, and love. Our vision is to help guide a Christian educational exploration at the University of Iowa, engaging learning and life with the good news of Jesus Christ.

As followers of Christ, we warmly welcome doubters, seekers, the curious, and those of other faiths (or none) to join us. Participate in any or all of our activities... We hope you'll have a great time, and make new friends as you do!

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you.
2 Thessalonians 3:1  ESV

Dave Potter, Chaplain
serving Fresh Start Ministries 
at Linn County Correctional & Juvenile Centers
Our Mission

The mission of Fresh Start Jail Ministries is to provide Spiritual and Emotional care to all inmates, their families and friends, and the staff members of the Linn County Correctional and Juvenile Centers.

Two Chaplains uniquely gifted for Corrections Ministry, a volunteer coordinator and dozens of volunteers work together with Corrections Officials and Administrators to provide this important service.

A Comprehensive Effort

The Chaplains offer personal, private and confidential counseling for individuals incarcerated in the Linn County Correctional Center (County Jail) and the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center. They also provide support and counseling to the staff of the Linn County Corrections systems.

This ecumenical program is focused on the needs of the individual. Weekly worship services are also provided at the Correctional Center and at the Juvenile Detention Center.

 

Following is a prayer I found in a Bible returned to me after the inmate left, it says a lot about our blessings we receive for faithful work unto Christ. God Help Me. We have all been hurt, we can be angry and think of revenge ------ or we can seek healing, PEACE, and forgiveness. Dear God, help me ----- I need You in my life. Please heal my troubles and put the joy of Your Spirit in me. Help me to learn in You. Teach me to understand Your Will for my life. I cannot learn from you unless you change my heart and help me to listen. Please come into my life in a stronger way, help my Faith to grow in Your peace and LOVE. I need Your LOVE Jesus. Thank you for always LOVING me. You will be my God for all the days of my life. Amen.
~ Chaplain Dave

We also support the following area ministries with our time and offerings:
  • Our Mission

    To empower choices for life through Christ-centered education and support.

    Our Core Values

    Christ-centered, spiritually and scripturally-grounded, client-focused, and life-honoring.

    We Believe In

    The sanctity of human lives.

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  Thank you for participating in Bridgehaven's 2022 Baby Bottle Boomerang!  Your congregation has joined many churches in praying for and supporting the ministry.  Your generous donation of $1,628.56 is so appreciated.  You are making an eternal impact by supporting our work of empowering choices for life.  Your support is vital to this ministry and your partnership is cherished.  ~ Blessings, Sheralee Gonder, Volunteer and Community Coordinator, Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center, April 8, 2022


     

  • About His Hands

    Since 1992, His Hands Free Clinic has been seeking to honor God by helping the uninsured and underinsured in our community. The clinic is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry that provides free medical, chiropractic, women’s health, mental health, physical therapy, prescription assistance, patient advocacy and dental services near downtown.

    We are members of the Linn County State Innovation Model, Linn County Housing Continuum of Care, Free Clinics of Iowa,  Christian Community Health Fellowship, and the National Association of Free Clinics.

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to bring glory to God by meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those without adequate resources. We strive to treat patients with the dignity and respect that they deserve as children of God.

    Statement of Values

    Based upon the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are dedicated to serve a diverse community. We are committed to love and respect all persons of every race and creed, and to demonstrate integrity in our words and actions.

    Dear Congregation: You have outdone yourself!  Your recent $500 in financial support of His Hands Free Clinic has helped to pay for medical exams, chiropractic care, diabetes education and supplies, medications, and much more that help individuals in our community without insurance take the first step toward good health.  Bob is 66 years old.  For the first time in his life, he has medical insurance, thanks to help from our patient advocates.  Bob shared, "I never thought I would be able to have insurance at my age.  I avoided going to the doctor my whole life because I didn't have the money.  Knowing I have insurance that I can afford is life-changing for me.  I can now go to the doctor instead of waiting and causing permanent damage to my health."  Our goal at His Hands is to provide a hand up to those in need so that they can take ownership of their health.  Your gift provides free health care but also provides opportunities and community resources to those in need.  Thank you for investing in His Hands and the health of our community.  ~ Sheryl Becker, Administrative Coordinator, His Hands Free Clinic, March 17, 2022


     

  • Wherever there is a need in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa you'll find the Salvation Army. Find out how you can help or be helped.

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    Peace Church: Your kind-hearted gift of $500 has arrived.  Thank you!  I am deeply grateful for your faithful, generous support for The Salvation Army.  For almost 150 years, The Salvation Army has been coming to the rescue of people who are overwhelmed by life.  It started in the backstreets of London, when William Booth began sharing God's love with needy souls.  Thanks to kind and compassionate friends like you--people with a heart for their struggling, suffering neighbors--that tradition continues just as strongly today in our community.  So again, thank you for sharing your hard-earned resources so generously.  May God bless you for your compassion.  ~ Captain Shawn DeBaar, Corps Officer, April 1, 2022


     

  • Providing women and families with children with emergency shelter and stabilizing resources, Waypoint's Madge Phillips Center Shelter (MPC) helps those in crisis rebuild their lives. Since opening in 1995, MPC has served as a vital community resource, providing emergency overnight shelter.

    Those staying at MPC are strengthened and empowered through basic needs, information, strategic referrals, one-on-one support, and skill development. Free drop-in child care is also provided at designated times to allow individuals to attend appointments with advocates, seek employment, and fulfill other obligations.

    While living at MPC for up to 30 days, households are provided a safe, supportive, and structured environment to help them achieve their goals.

    Dear Peace Church:  Through your $500 investment and kindness to Waypoint in January 2022, we can continue to inspire thousands of individuals who are facing homelessness, poverty, and violence to move forward in their lives.  Because of you, Waypoint is able to transform lives and provide positive outcomes for more than 7,500 people each year.  With your support, 94% of victims of domestic violence report feeling safer after working with Waypoint; 98% of children graduating from KidsPoint Learning Center & Preschool are developmentally on track for kindergarten; and 78% of clients experiencing a housing crisis find a permanent home after working with a Waypoint Housing Specialist.  Thank you again for believing in Waypoint and providing hope to those who need it most!  ~ Sincerely, Autumn Paine, Chief Development & Marketing Officer, March 23, 2022


     

  • Mission

    To provide shelter and prevention services to the homeless and near-homeless.

    Vision

    To empower clients to break the cycle of homelessness and become self-sufficient.

    Values

    Empowerment, Respect, Accountability, Compassion, Integrity, Acceptance, Education

    Dear Peace Church: Thank you so much for your gift of $500 on March 9, 2022, to Willis Dady Homeless Services.  Because of you, Willis Dady is moving people from homelessness to housing in 28 days. Your gift allows us to help any household in Linn County if they are faced with an eviction.  Our Prevention Advocates help in crises with resources to stay in place or to find a new home, without ever entering homelessness. Your support also allows us to reach out to people living on the streets of our community with emergency shelter on freezing cold nights, connecting them to health care, supportive housing, and other resources.  Above all, our outreach workers are making sure people living on the streets know they are valued and that help is available.  Thank you for your incredible ongoing support of the work we do at Willis Dady. ~ With gratitude, Alicia Faust, Executive Director, and Emily Zimmon, Development Director, March 10, 2022


     

  • Peace Church is partnering with Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids to collect items for the Open Hands Food Pantry at Cedar Hills.  The donation list includes: soup; peanut butter; mac & cheese dinners, toilet paper, fruit and vegetables, any tomato products (diced, whole, sauce, juice); cake mixes & frostings.  Please place items in the boxes under the coat racks.

    Dear Friends:  I would like to thank you for all of your donations of food to our food pantry.  We appreciate all of your support in helping to feed those in need in our community.  God bless you!  ~ Darlene DeVries, Open Hands Food Pantry, April 2, 2022