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6359-Malone University husband and wife ministry team awarded by Coalition for Christian Outreach

6359-July 19, 2012

Canton, OH. Jeff Leon, a life coach through the Coalition for Christian Outreach, and Linda Leon, a 1993 graduate and director of spiritual formation serving Malone students since 1995, were recently awarded the "Excellence in Campus Ministry" Honor by the Coalition for Christian Outreach.  The Leons have invested most of their professional ministries at Malone University.

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Criteria for the Excellence in Campus Ministry Honor include evidence of transformed students from their ministry, weekly Bible study with students, regularly sharing the Gospel, participating with students in the CCO's annual Christian conference: Jubilee, cultivating applications to CCO staff and/or summer opportunities, consistently raising their full financial support, and intentionally and actively supporting diversity.

According to Randy Heckert, university chaplain at Malone, "the Leons are an exemplary team of what it looks like to live out our Christian faith in action.  They love students and regularly open their home to them for meals, fellowship, mentoring, and Bible Studies.  The positive impact they have had, and will continue to have, on Malone students will be evident for generations to come."

From their website: The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) is a campus ministry that partners with churches, colleges, and other organizations to develop men and women who live out their Christian faith in every area of life .

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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