Darden Christian Fellowship

Darden Fellowship Group

Darden Christian Fellowship (DCF) serves the Darden community by helping students, partners, and faculty explore the intersection of business and faith in Jesus Christ. Through Bible studies, Christian teaching, service projects, and retreats, we hope to encourage individuals in the Darden community to engage the business world with eyes to see and hearts to understand their neighbors, their power, and their role in God’s story of the world.

Weekly Meetings 

First Coffee Fellowship: Tuesdays, 9:30-9:55 a.m. in the Alumni Leadership Lounge for coffee, encouraging fellowship, and a reminder of our identity in Christ from Scripture.

Women’s Small Group: Thursdays, 7:00-7:45 a.m., in the Alumni Leadership Lounge. Darden women and female Darden partners are invited to join us for Bible study and fellowship. Contact Ellen Regan for more information.

Men’s Morning Small Group: Thursdays, 7:00-7:45 a.m. in LT 132. Grab some coffee and come alongside other men for a time of fellowship, accountability, and a study of God’s Word. Contact Steven Menendez for more information.

Men’s Afternoon Small Group: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Darden men are invited to join this predominately second-year study. Contact Eric Sipf for more information.


Small Group Kick-Off Breakfast: Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 a.m. in the Alumni Leadership Lounge. Come have breakfast and learn more about DCF small groups. Chick-Fil-A will be served! 

Kick-Off Cookout: Friday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. at 132 Harvest Drive. Mark your calendars for our first fellowship event of the year! Dinner will be provided but BYOB. This will be a great time to catch up with old friends and welcome new ones into the DCF community. Spouses and families welcome! Contact Steven Menendez with questions.

Fall Retreat: Friday, September 29–Saturday, September 30 at Skylark Farms. More details to come, but save the date!

“Darden Christian Fellowship has been a tremendous blessing over the course of the last two years. As an incoming Darden student, I hoped to find Christian community at school, but wasn’t sure what it would look like or how God might use it. DCF, through its partnership with the Study Center, provided countless opportunities to grow in my faith. From hearing different speakers share about their faith in the workplace to participating in a service-learning trip to Nicaragua, I was constantly reminded of how God uses all things for His good.”

– Kelly Gerhardt, Darden ’16, 2015-16 DCF President