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Brody Bliss - Director of Adult Education (LEAD)

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2004
M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008

MCC Start Date: September 2012

What I like about MCC...I enjoy using my spiritual gifts to empower students with Christ’s Word.  Teaching is a joy.

My Interests...hunting, fishing, playing sports, and watching college football with my family.

Mary Ann Buhler - Director of Library Services

B.A., Kansas State University, 1971
M.S., Emporia State University, 2003

MCC Start Date: January 1994

What I like about MCC...I like the Christian environment.  Being able to help students be successful in their studies by providing resources for them and then helping them find the ones which are appropriate for their research.

My Interests...reading, music, traveling, hiking, canoeing, organic gardening.

Rachel Coleman - LEAD Recruiter

B.S., McMurry University, 2011

MCC Start Date:  November 2015

What I like about MCC...I love the family atmosphere, and enjoy helping others achieve their goals.

My Interests...baking, reading, sewing, being outdoors, and spending time with my family.

Shawn Condra - Athletic Director / Men's Basketball Coach

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 1994

MCC Start Date: July 1994

What I like about MCC...I enjoy the opportunity I get to work with students, and to challenge them and encourage them in their faith.

My Interests...I like spending time with family and watching any sport event.

Genae Denver - Director of Alumni Relations

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 1990
B.S., Kansas State University, 1990

MCC Start Date: June 2008

What I like about an alum of MCC, this institution has always held a special place in my heart.  I love serving God in a position where I get to work with great alums, and find ways to better connect and encourage alumni to serve the Lord wholeheartedly, regardless of their chosen profession.

My husband, Greg, is pretty interesting!  We enjoy serving the Lord together through small group ministry, and also enjoy spending time with our two college age daughters.  I love to sing, play the piano, be part of choirs, and read.  Another favorite of mine is doing coffee with my friends!

Kyla Dunn - Admissions Office Assistant / Admissions Crew Leader

MCC Start Date: September 2011

What I like about MCC...I love having a place that I can consider my home away from home.  MCC is full of individuals from different places who come together with one common purpose, to serve and to grow in their relationship with Christ.

My Interests...playing games, talking, birthday parties, CHRISTMAS, and anything with people, LOVE people.

Ben Grogg - Director of Student Development

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 1999

MCC Start Date: September 2007

What I like about MCC...Watching new students come in and learn how God wants to use them and send them out into the world to change it for HIM.

My kids, home improvement projects, and almost anything outdoors.

Jenna Keck - Financial Aid Counselor / VA Certifying Official

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2008

MCC Start Date: October 2009

What I like about MCC...I love working at MCC because of the way our team takes care of each other as family, as well as professionally.

My Interests...I love to spend time with my daughter and husband, Disneyland trips, drinking Dr. Pepper, shopping, and singing songs to Sue Neal.

Robyn Kejr - Admissions Marketing Specialist / Residence Hall Supervisor in Kenoyer Hall

B.S, Manhattan Christian College, 2010
B.S., Kansas State University, 2010

MCC Start Date: April 2014

What I like about MCC...I came back to MCC for the purpose of pouring into the lives of the women on campus.  I have felt this tug on my heart for a while, and I am really excited to continue building relationships with prospective students!

My Interests...deep conversations, creating things, photography, new people, traveling, adventures, chips and salsa, peanut butter and carrots, my sister’s homemade apple pie.

Shalin Klein - Administrative Assistant to the President

B.S., Kansas State University, 2011

MCC Start Date: July 2015

What I like about MCC...I love the environment and people at MCC.  Working and partnering with people who love Jesus Christ is such a blessing to me and refreshment every day.  I also love being able to invest back in the men and women who will affect the next generation; it is something I hold close to my heart.

My Interests...LOVE hanging out with my best friend, my husband; interests: sports, anything spontaneous, hanging out with friends, Mexican food (specifically Coco Bolo’s!), music, interior decorating and fashion.

Tom Lemke - Associate Head Baseball Coach

B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013

MCC Start Date: August 2015

What I like about MCC...I enjoy having the opportunity to teach the game of baseball to young men and help them grow in their lives both on and off the field in a Christ centered environment.

My Interest...Baseball, Basketball, Husker Athletics, Arizona Cardinals, Movies, Music, Road Trips with friends, and visiting my family.

Alyson (McCall) Lister - Retention and Learning Skills Coordinator

B.S., Kansas State University, 2012
M.S., Kansas State University, 2014

MCC Start Date: July 2014

What I like about MCC...I love the people here!  MCC is a great community and I really enjoy all the people I get to work with here.

My Interests...Hanging out friends and family, reading at a coffee shop, baking, spending time on the family farm. 

Renee McDaniel - Administrative Assistant For Academic Affairs

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2004

MCC Start Date: October 2013

Jimmy McDonald - Head Baseball Coach

B.A. Weaton College (Ill.), 2013

MCC Start Date: June 2015

What I like about MCC...I love being able to use athletics for discipleship in an environment that champions Jesus Christ.

My Interests...Teaching the game of baseball, reading, spending time with family, watching sports, and listening to sermon jams!

Anya Maltseva - Maintenance

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2012
B.S., Manhattan Chrisitan College, 2013

MCC Start Date:  May 2006

What I like about MCC...I love working with the students, getting to know them, and giving them a hard time.

My, hockey, and going to Alaska to work at a children's camp.

Ron Ratliff - Reference Librarian

B.A., Manhattan Christian College, 1979
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1983
B.A., Kansas State University, 1988
M.S., Emporia State University, 1993

MCC Start Date: August 2006

What I like about MCC...the opportunity to work with people committed to Christ and to work with some of the greatest young people ever.

My Interests...C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, theology, history, Christian impact on culture, presenting the Christian faith through story.

Julie Robinson - Admissions Counselor

B.A., University of Sioux Falls, 2008
M.A., George W Truett Seminary at Baylor University, 2013

MCC Start Date: August 2013

What I like about MCC...I like the Christ-centered community.

My Interests...people, missions, speaking the Gospel, youth ministry.

RJ Robinson - Head Cross Country Coach

B.A., University of Sioux Falls, 2008
M.C.M., Truett Seminary at Baylor University, 2013

MCC Start Date: August 2015

What I like about MCC...I enjoy the inviting atmosphere of the MCC campus. It is always a blessing to see the students that are here. I love seeing how God is using this place.

My Interests...I enjoy hiking, fishing, and photography. I also like spending time with my amazing wife Julie and son Sam.

Trish Runion - Student Financial Counselor

A.A., Manhattan Christian College, 2015

MCC Start Date: April 2015

What I like about MCC...I love being involved with students, faculty and staff seeing how Jesus is living and moving through each life and each generation.

My family and dogs are my favorite things.  My passion is studying and sharing the Bible.  I like reading suspense fiction, doing crosswords, working puzzles, and painting ceramics.  I relax by spending time with friends, playing cards and board games or watching movies.

Jolene Rupe - Director of Institutional Advancement

B.S., West Texas A&M, 1985

MCC Start Date: August 1988

What I like about MCC...I like being surrounded by so much ministry potential and energy.

My Interests...First Impressions Ministry at University Christian Church and keeping up with my family!

Bryan Sammons - Admissions Counselor

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2013

MCC Start Date: July 2015

Admissions territories include...Salina KS, Western KS, Wichita KS, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

What I like about MCC...I love the atmosphere on campus. The faculty, staff, and students are all working towards the same goal of growing closer to Christ and furthering His kingdom. It is a fun environment full of great people.

My Interests...I enjoy watching all sports, especially the Kansas Jayhawks. I also like to play soccer, basketball, softball, and golf, watch movies, and spend time with my wife.

Lauren Sanders - Director of Dining Services / Head Volleyball Coach

B.S., Kansas State University, 2005

MCC Start Date: May 2005

What I like about MCC...I like building relationships with the students.

My Interests...volleyball, photography, movies and my pups – Quincy and Diesel.

Josh Simon - Director of Information Technology

A.S., Northwest Tech, 2011

MCC Start Date: September 2013

What I like about MCC...I really enjoy working in IT, since it’s not something everyone can do, and enjoying working with people.  I like working next to my brothers and sisters-in-Christ even more.  The positive and relaxed environment here isn’t something you get everywhere you go.  It’s also great to be doing something to aid people in teaching students to go into the world and make a difference for the Kingdom.

My Interests...playing sports (town team softball and basketball, MCC Intramurals, K-State Rec.), movie guru, watching Kansas City Royals and Kansas Jayhawks, card/board games, storm-chasing, exploring.

Marty Singleton - Director of Finance & Accounting

B.S., Kansas State University, 1986

MCC Start Date: July 2015

What I like about MCC...I like the environment and the opportunity to help grow the Kingdom through the students.

My, friends, fitness, golf, anything outdoors, and of course Kansas State sports.

Ron Summers - Maintenance

MCC Start Date:  January 2004

What I like about MCC...In my job each day is different.  I get to contribute to a wide variety of projects; I odn't every get bored.  

My Interests...My chihuahua, Plato, and doing handy man jobs for people.

Jordan Strom - Assistant Athletic Director / Assistant Men's Basketball Coach / Residence Hall Supervisor in Johnson Hall

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2011

MCC Start Date: July 2015

What I like about MCC...I love working at MCC because of the family atmosphere.

My Interests...I love hanging out with my wife and kids and watching/playing different sports.

Jessica Talbert - Institutional Accountant

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2003
B.S., Kansas State University, 2003

MCC Start Date: January 2006

What I like about MCC...MCC is God centered family friendly and wonderful people.

My four boys.

April Wendt - Director of Church Relations

B.S., Kansas State University, 1994

MCC Start Date: August 2014

What I like about involvement at MCC through the years has brought me such rich relationships that span thoughout the world now, people who are ministry minded and full of integrity.  So for me, MCC is about community and the opportunities it's brought me to "do life" with amazing, talented, Christian leaders that I have the privilage to call friends.

My Interests...I love spending time with my husband and girls playing and making memories.  I enjoy planting flowers and cooking and have great passion for the local church.

Teka Wilson - Admissions Office Manager / Campus Visit Coordinator

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2014

MCC Start Date: October 2010

What I like about MCC...I enjoy people I work with and the students I get to meet.

My Interests...spending time with my girls.  Walking and jogging.  I also like helping at K-State concessions stand.

Brandon Winters - Financial Aid Counselor

MCC Start Date: August 2013

What I like about MCC...MCC is a fun, loving, and friendly place.

My Interest...worship team, technology, and Nebraska football.