About Us

Our passion is your purpose in Jesus Christ.


Through their unique experience of 10 years in business, education and volunteer service in their community along with over 10 years in campus ministry as students, volunteers and staff, Ray and Melissa were called to start CoPassion.


CoPassion helps students discover and fulfill their calling in Christ through Christian community and meaningful internships.


Ray and Melissa firmly believe God loves you and has a world changing purpose for your life; that you are God's masterpiece created in Christ Jesus for good works which includes your field of study and future career. CoPassion is dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ by mobilizing the Church to invest in the next generation by intentionally integrating students and recent graduates back into the body of Christ through meaningful #internships, helpful connections and gainful skills.


CoPassion incorporates a simplified approach to discover and fulfill your calling through the Life On Purpose PathwayTM, a four part framework.


"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us." Ephesians 3:20

Board of Directors

Glen Schrieber, VP

Serves as Vice President on the Board

Kyle Brady, VP

Serve as Vice President on the Board

Ed Brown, Treasurer

Serves as Treasurer on the Board

Melissa Strickland, Secretary & VP Operations and Organizational Development

Ray Strickland, President

Championing the movement for all college students to discover and fulfill their calling in Christ.


Favorite Quote and Core Value:


"The greatest thing we can ever do is to welcome the greatest person who ever lives to live through us!"


Favorite Bible Verse:


"so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;" Colossians 1:10



What We Believe

You can change the world by helping students fulfill their calling in Jesus Christ.



CoPassion is a movement for all college students to discover and fulfill their calling in Jesus Christ.



Transform college students into Christ-centered leaders.



Every student in the world can find and fulfill their purpose in Jesus Christ.










Invite students to Christ

Invest in students spiritually and professionally

Integrate students into the body of Christ located in the marketplace through internships



February 14, 2014