About Our Ministry

The Navigators at UW Madison

Our Team

Avonlea Schmitz
Staff in Training
Jeff and Karen Vandenberg
Campus Director
Brian Vanzante
Associate Campus Director
Adam Zajac
Missions Staff

Who We Are

The Badger Navigators is a Christian campus ministry group at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Our mission is to advance the Gospel of Jesus on campus and to raise up the next generation of laborers for the Kingdom of God.  We seek to be a close and loving community for students who want to know Jesus Christ and who want to walk through life together.  There are no prerequisites or specific affiliations required to participate in Navigator activities, and we encourage you to check out our community!

What We Do

As a ministry, we seek To Know Christ and To Make Him Known on campus through evangelism, discipleship,  Bible Study and community.  We do this through a variety of large and small group meetings on campus each week - check out our events page to see what we are up to!  We are a highly relational ministry because we believe that life-to-life relationships are essential to our faith.

Why We Serve

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commands His followers to go and make disciples of all nations.  As Navigators, we seek to be a part of carrying out Jesus' command at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and to the ends of the earth.  We desire to see lives changed and disciples raised up through the power of God and His Word and through our intentional community.