Mission Statement Building on its foundation as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry, Ottawa University prepares professional and liberal arts graduates for lifetimes of personal significance, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. A Welcome to the Fredrikson Center for Faith and Church Vitality from the late Roger Fredrikson: "I was amazed and utterly surprised when President Eichner and the Board of Trustees of Ottawa University decided to name the chapel the 'Fredrikson Chapel'. I could only accept this as an act of grace, hoping it would be to the glory of God. But delighted and deeply grateful when Kevin Eichner insisted the chapel would be a center of faith and church vitality—that this could be a place for chapel services, as well as outstanding theologians and church leaders coming for conferences; that it would be the source of church renewal so desperately needed in our time. I am profoundly grateful that the Fredrikson Chapel is working to fulfill its ultimate purpose, as an active center of faith revitalization and church renewal! "