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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.

Nick Brown - Director of Admissions & Recruitment

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2009
B.S., Kansas State University, 2010

Admissions territories include: online students, international students, and students from the states of Alaska, Hawaii and Nebraska.

MCC Start Date: February 2008

What I like about MCC...I love seeing the transformation that takes place from the time a student enters to the time they graduate. I also enjoy beating the student teams during intramural sports.

My Interests...Nebraska football, higher education, golf, reading, TV, my wife and the church.

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.

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.

Jeff Davis - Registrar / Director of Distance Education

A.B., Manhattan Christian College, 1984
B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2000
M.S., Regis University, 2005

MCC Start Date: September 1995

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 MCC...as 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 Interests...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!

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 Interests...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.

Alyson McCall - 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!

Trent McGee - Admissions Counselor / Women's Soccer Coach

B.S., Kansas State University, 2010

Admissions territories include: Northeast KS, Arkansas, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin

MCC Start Date: July 2014

What I like about MCC...The energy from the students on campus is life sustaining.  I continually strive to help students find that best version of themselves.  We are here to serve them, and I couldn't be more excited about it.

My Interests...Harry Potter, all day, every day.

Sue Neal - Director of Support Services

MCC Start Date: August 2005

What I like about MCC...interacting with all the students and investing time getting to know them.

My Interests...Nebraska football, “Go Big Red, Go Big Red!!, hanging out with my husband, cooking, Stampin Up, and last but not least, singing songs on the phone with my BFF in Phoenix, Jenna Keck!

Velda Root - Data Entry Facilitator

B.S., Kansas State University, 1958

MCC Start Date: December 1984

What I like about MCC...I like working in a Christian atmosphere and enjoy the young people.

My Interests...gardening, reading, watching sports, going to my grandchildren’s events and helping out my family members in any way I can.

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.

Serginho (Serg) Sandy - Student Development Counselor

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2009
M.S., Western Kentucky University, 2014

MCC Start Date: July 2009

What I like about MCC...I like working at MCC simply because my daily duties helps penetrate the world for the Kingdom through the students.

My Interests...sports, reading, traveling, socializing, fishing and cars.

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.

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 help grow the Kingdom through the students.

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

Pam Spaulding - LEAD Recruiter

B.S. Kansas State University, 1980
B.S. Univeristy of Texas, 1988

MCC Start Date: April 2015

What I like about MCC...it gives me the opportunity to do God’s work in telling people about MCC with an emphasis on the LEAD program.  I have tremendous respect for the people and the mission at MCC and I am proud to be a part of this institution.

My Interests...studying the Word of God, my husband and family, reading, writing, nature, plants and swimming.

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 Interests...my four boys.

April Wendt - Director of Church Relations

B.S., Kansas State University, 1994

MCC Start Date: August 2014

What I like about MCC...my 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.

Sarah Wenger - Admissions Counselor / Women's Basketball Coach

A.A., Manhattan Christian College, 2014
B.A., Kansas State University, 2015

Admissions territories include...Eastern KS, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas

What I like about MCC...I love working at MCC becuase not only do you work with great people, but you are continually encouraged in your walk with the Lord and never stop growing.  The atmosphere is up beat and positive and I love being around college students.

My Interests...playing basketball, reading, spending time with family, being active outside, fall days, and laughing with friends.

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.

Kyla Wolkow - 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.