Channel Islands YMCA Welcomes Dr. Jeff Schloss as Guest Speaker for Annual Good Friday Breakfast

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The Channel Islands YMCA Association is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeff Schloss as the guest speaker for its 39th Annual Good Friday Breakfast. The breakfast, themed Keeping Hope Alive, will take place Friday, March 25 at the Fess Parker DoubleTree Resort and will focus on the significance of the death of Jesus Christ. The morning will include breakfast, inspirational praise, music and community fellowship.

Jeff Schloss is the Walker Chair of Natural & Behavioral Sciences at Westmont College, where he directs the Center for Faith, Ethics and Life Sciences. He has lectured and held fellowships in programs at Wheaton, Michigan, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Notre Dame.  He currently serves as Senior Scholar for the BioLogos Foundation, an international organization exploring harmony between faith and science.

A former surf bum and college dropout, Schloss returned to school after a life-changing experience with Christ, eventually graduating from Wheaton College and doing doctoral work at the University of Michigan and Washington University. 

“What a privilege to be invited to speak at the Good Friday Breakfast,” said Schloss. “I look forward to reflecting together on issues of faith and to sharing something of my personal story with the Santa Barbara community “

Tickets to the breakfast are $50. Tables for eight partnerships are also available and include: Premier for $2,500; Gold for $1,000; Silver for $750 and Bronze for $400.

To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit or call 805-687-7720 ext. 267.

About the Channel Islands YMCA

Established in 1887, the Channel Islands YMCA is a charitable organization of seven YMCA branches serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties including: Camarillo Family YMCA, Lompoc Family YMCA, Montecito Family YMCA, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA in Santa Ynez, Ventura Family YMCA, and Youth and Family Services YMCA which operates Noah’s Anchorage Youth Crisis Shelter, the St. George Family Youth Center and My Home.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Channel Islands YMCA serves over 46,000 individuals and provides over $1.3 million in financial assistance to families in need for child care, YMCA memberships, away and day camps, youth sports, and teen after-school programs. For more information, visit or call (805) 569-1103.



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