Judson University receives gift for worship center

Staff Report

Thanks in large part to a gift from the Demoss family, Judson University has announced the Center for Worship in the Performing Arts is now named The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts.

“The Demoss family has made such an amazing impact at Judson,” said Judson President Dr. Gene Crume. “The commitment of this family to our mission as a Christian university is a blessing.”

Dennis and JoAnn Demoss’s considerable support of Judson University, and in particular Judson’s CWPA, will be used for various worship ministries ranging from performance ministry ensembles and the in-house Dark Room Studios to the technological infrastructure of the Thompson Center’s classrooms and theater.

The Demosses of Barrington have been involved with Judson for more than a decade. They have been actively involved parents, and in 2011 Dennis Demoss, the senior vice president and project director for Sargent & Lundy in Chicago, became a member of the Judson Board of Trustees. Three of the family’s four children have attended Judson; their daughter Kristina graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Mathematics and their son Jordan currently attends Judson University.

“JoAnn and Denny and their family have been, and are, an important catalyst for the positive growth at Judson University,” Dr. Crume added.

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