Together in partnership with the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ.

who we are

We are an inclusive Christian campus ministry that welcomes all students and young adults.

Our faith is what challenges us and empowers us to build meaningful friendships and to understand and celebrate the ways God is at work through each of us.

We are all about offering safe and supportive community. Learn more about our new small group dinners by emailing

We invite you to live out your Faith Without Fear and to experience God's love with us.

learn about the circuit ministry

The Circuit Ministry is our new nationwide campus ministry for young adults and college students in partnership with other progressive pastors and congregations.


our campus minister

andrew ponder williams

Andrew has been formed through meaningful  ministry experiences  from Capitol Hill, to the United Nations, congregations along the Pacific Coast, and churches in the Southwest. He has served United Church of Christ and United Methodist congregations. Here at Desert Palm Andrew shepherds our youth, young adults, and our UCC at ASU campus ministry. Andrew is a Member in Discernment and is working towards ordination in the United Church of Christ. 

Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Rockhurst University, a Jesuit University in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri and a Certificate in Religion, Activism, and Social Justice from Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California. Andrew and his husband Ashton, who he met while traveling for ministry work, live in Scottsdale, Arizona and enjoy traveling together. Andrew is a vegetarian of 17 years and enjoys writing and hiking.