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Student-led, bi weekly video calls provide Unbound students an avenue for connection, conversation, and community. Discuss interesting topics with welcoming individuals by joining an Empower Call!

learn more!

1. SIGN UP

Browse call topics then list your name and email on the call you want to attend.

2. JOIN HANGOUT

Click the link on the sign-up sheet to enter the call when it’s time for your call to start.

3. MEET STUDENTS

Meet and connect with students like you from all around the world!

Sign Up Sheet

Want to see what Empower Calls are like?

Here’s an excerpt from a recorded call.

Meet our leaders!

Every Empower Call is led by an enthusiastic student leader trained to facilitate encouraging and insightful conversation! When you sign up for a call, you can check out the call description each leader writes so you know what to expect.

Which one are you?

Let us send you an email to make signing up for your first call a breeze!

I’m new here,

and want the inside scoop.

I’m skeptical,

and curious how Empower Calls will help me.

I’m ready to go,

but need help getting there.

Meet the ECAT!

The Empower Call Administrative Team (ECAT) is the team of students who work tirelessly all year to run Empower Calls for students.  They do everything from selecting and scheduling leaders every week to marketing calls so that you know what’s going on!  Looking to find out more about Empower Calls or why they exist?  Talk to the ECAT!

EZRA FRIEDEL

Ezra lives in southeast Idaho and works in construction with his Dad. He also works as the ECAT Executive. One of Ezra’s passions is creating cultures of grace within businesses. As an Entrepreneur, he is driven not by a particular product but by a desire to help others, wanting to provide as many people with meaningful work and connection as the Lord equips him to. He joined Unbound back in 2015 and is on track to finish an AA in communications this November.

SAREKA LUBIN

Sareka is one of the ECAT Communication directors, helping to get the word out about Empower Calls by writing emails and posts. She is earning a History degree from Liberty University and is due to graduate in July. She’s a Texan who loves to read, garden, talk with friends, and be with her family. She also ​enjoys playing music on the viola and piano. She welcomes one and all to join an Empower Call and connect in a meaningful way with the community!

ASHLEY VAUGHAN

Ashley is currently finishing up a BA in Music from TESU, and she is the primary Logistics Manager for ECAT by scheduling leaders each week.  When she isn’t studying, Ashley can be found playing outdoor sports, dancing, reading for fun, singing or playing piano, or watching mystery shows with her family. Her favorite thing about being a part of the ECAT is the opportunity to work with other Unbound students.

NYCHELLE SMELTZER

Nychelle is one of the ECAT Communications directors who markets and advertises Empower Calls. She is a Natural Science and Mathematics major and will be finishing her degree from TESU this summer. She loves to go kayaking, wander as a T-Rex, and be involved in the community. She hails from Alaska (which is better than Texas) but moves around a lot and recently lived in the Big Apple. She enjoys interacting with students and welcomes everyone to see and engage with the community through Empower Calls!

See what students are saying!

“A bunch of beautifully diverse minds come together to think critically. People agree and disagree, but always respect each other’s opinions.”
Carla Thompson
“Since their inception, Empower Calls have been in an important part of my life. The conversations I’ve had and the memories I’ve made on Empower calls will stick with me for long into the future, and that power will continue as long as there are students to attend them.”
Collin Laramee
“The amount of love and respect that Lumerit Scholars demonstrate towards one another during discussions. No matter the topic, I can see Christ’s love reflected in how students treat one another. It is so refreshing and encouraging!”
Tessa Landrum
“From the first call I entered into today having attended hundreds more, the environment, people, encouragement, and fellowship has drawn me in and kept me coming back. I have met lifelong friends. I have gone from a lonely college student who didn’t have much drive, to someone who is a leader, who is motivated and full of energy.”
Kyle Zurbriggen

Questions? Contact the ECAT at empower@lumerit.com.