There are extreme pressures and challenges that we face as we pursue a vocational life in healthcare. CMDA is a Christian spiritual resource, supporting and connecting practitioners and students in healthcare in Central Ohio.

How We Connect

Ministry Locations


The Ohio State University College of Medicine

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

OU Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin

Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Other Ministry Connections:

How We Grow


Monthly Gathering (City-Wide) - in the homes of attending physicians and dentists first Fridays

OSU Dentistry Bible Study - Wednesdays over lunch

OSU Medicine Bible Study - Mondays over lunch

OU Heritage Bible Study - Wednesday mornings

Events | Conferences:

Where We Go


Where We Serve:


Why Give to the Columbus Chapter?

Your donations are a significant help in making it possible for CMDA to support Christian students and influence the world of healthcare in Central Ohio for Christ.

Additional Info

Columbus, Ohio Chapter

Student Ministry

Secular institutions assume training and education can be complete without reference to God. CMDA seeks to help students to live with Christ at the center of their lives and their academic training.

Aaron Badenhop


Aaron Badenhop is associate director of CMDA in Columbus, Ohio. He has served in full-time vocational ministry for over 15 years with Cru, and is program director of The Thompson Institute at OSU (thethompsoninstutute.org). He is married to his wife, Elisabeth and has two daughters, Brooke and Molly.

Columbus Chapter Happenings
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How to find us in this big world.