Annual Brunch & Boutique

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa

You are invited to join us for Concordia University Irvine’s annual Faith and Friendship brunch and boutique. Funds benefit the Concordia Fund for student scholarships and university programs. The day includes a brunch featuring unique tablescapes, a boutique, special music, a gift card raffle, and much more.

9:00 A.M.

Boutique is open for your shopping pleasure

10:30 A.M.

View the beautiful dining tables decorated by our creative hostesses

11:00 A.M.

Brunch and program

1:00 P.M.

Boutique will re-open at the conclusion of the program

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  • Shop our boutique featuring unique and hand-crafted gift items, jewelry, Christmas decor, home decor, and more
  • Enjoy a delicious brunch
  • View the whimsical and elegant tablescapes created by each hostess
  • Win fabulous prizes
  • Fellowship with special friends

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa is located at 3050 Bristol Street and is just 0.2 miles from South Coast Plaza premier shopping and dining.

Walking by Faith - Not by Sight

2019 Guest Speakers: Jake & Cindy Olson

At the age of 8 months, Jake Olson was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer. The disease claimed his left eye at 10 months old and he lost his right eye at age 12. Jake confronted many challenges and encountered many setbacks during his battle and loss of sight, but remained strong through his faith in God. While at Orange Lutheran High School, Jake joined the football team and learned to long snap his junior and senior years. After being accepted to USC, he was offered a walk-on spot with the USC football team and was named the Pac-12 special teams player of the week.

He graduated from USC in May with a degree in business administration. He now plays golf and partnered with Travis Mathew golf apparel company to develop a braille golf shirt. Jake was also appointed to serve as a member of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Hear the compelling story from Jake and his mother Cindy about how he has used his experience to inspire and motivate others by authoring two books, creating a non-profit foundation to help visually impaired children, and sharing his story openly as a motivational speaker.

Boutique Vendors

Our Women's Faith & Friendship event is a place for women entrepreneurs and artists to sell their wares, connect with other women, and experience the Concordia community. Attendees enjoy shopping for unique gift items and fashion accessories before the holiday season.

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Past Events

Contact Us

Contact Grace Saldana with your questions at (949) 214-3185 or

Table Hostesses may contact LaVeda Carter at (949) 214-3183 or

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