Office of the President

Dr. Byron Klaus - Interim President
Welcome to the University of Valley Forge!

I want to personally welcome you to the 2016-2017 academic year and the special season that it represents. Transitions and change will be our experience together as we look forward to the moments of destiny that God has for you and the entire UVF community. We will live together in the promise of Jeremiah. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

As the interim president I will join you in many first time experiences. That reality can be both a bit scary and exhilarating; but it will certainly include opportunities to see the hand of God in extraordinary ways. I am convinced that the details of our lives and the entire UVF community are clearly on the radar screen of our Lord. His greatest desire is for us to trust Him in those moments where our strength is obviously lacking, as well as those times where we think we are in charge!

There are friendships you will make this coming year, that will last a lifetime. There are people you will meet, who will shape the very fabric of your future. There are divine encounters that you will have with God that are meant to infuse you with the overwhelming sense that God is with you. I encourage you to respond to these moments of destiny with the humility of young Samuel when he heard a voice in the middle of the night and finally realized that he was actually being spoken to by God. Samuel simply said, “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening” (I Samuel 3:10)

So welcome (and welcome back) to UVF. I look forward to this great opportunity God has given us to trust Him and grow together as a learning community.

Byron D. Klaus
Interim President

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