CAM is the College-Age Ministry of Blackhawk Church in Madison, WI. We exist to build a community that inspires movement toward Jesus and the Church. We accomplish this by connecting students to scripture, the church and each other.

We meet on Tuesdays at 7 PM in the summer and 8 PM throughout the school year for teaching, worship, and connection. CAM offers a variety of ways for students to learn and grow through small groups, trips, tight community and service.

CAM is a Registered Student Organization of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


We welcome everyone, regardless of your beliefs (or lack thereof). These beliefs are at our core:



There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He lived a perfect life and died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins. He arose bodily from the dead.


All people have sin in their lives and need God’s forgiveness. Those who trust in Jesus Christ and Him alone for their salvation become true members of the body of Christ.


The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.


At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Those who have faith in Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.





Mike Hughes

Pastor of College-Age Ministry

Mike’s been in love with Madison since he came to UW as an undergrad. He lives in town with his wife, Sarah, and spends his time listening to music, reading, running, yelling at the Brewers on tv, alphabetizing his vinyl, arguing about comics and trying to perfect a cup of coffee.

Favorite Book: Infinite Jest
Favorite Songwriters: Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens
Favorite Place in Madison: Monroe Street



Nicola Porto

Associate Director of College-Age Ministry

Nicola never planned to work for a church. She wanted to be a broadcast meteorologist, but the calculus scared her away. Instead she studied marketing at the UW-Madison School of Business where her life changed radically and unexpectedly. She’s a Minnesota native married to her college show choir sweetheart, David.

Favorite Musician: Justin Timberlake
Favorite TV Show: Downton Abbey
Favorite Pastime: Real talk