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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
bbliss@mccks.edu

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
Nick.brown@mccks.edu

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

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
mabuhler@mccks.edu

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
scondra@mccks.edu

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
gdenver@mccks.edu

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
bgrogg@mccks.edu

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
Jenna.keck@mccks.edu

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 Counselor / Residence Hall Supervisor in Kenoyer Hall

B.S, Manhattan Christian College, 2010
B.S., Kansas State University, 2010
rkejr@mccks.edu

MCC Start Date: April 2014

Admission territories include...Manhattan KS, Salina KS, Western KS, and Alabama, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.

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.

Dave Krahling - Accounts Receivable and Student Billing

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2013
dkrahling@mccks.edu

MCC Start Date: July 2011

What I like about MCC...I enjoy the interaction with our students, and watching them learn and grow in Christ.  I cannot say enough about our fantastic faculty and staff.  We are one big family here at MCC.

My Interests...Penn State football, spending time with my wife and kids, golf, track and field, fast-pitch softball and Hershey chocolate.

Alyson McCall - Retention and Learning Skills Coordinator

B.S., Kansas State University, 2012
M.S., Kansas State University, 2014
amccall@mccks.edu

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

Trent McGee - Admissions Counselor / Women's Soccer Coach

B.S., Kansas State University, 2010
stmcgee@mccks.edu

Admissions territories include: Kansas City, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

sueneal@mccks.edu

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!

Bev Olson - Assistant to Director of Adult Education (LEAD) / Residence Hall Supervisor in Johnson Hall

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2011
bolson@mccks.edu

MCC Start Date: October 2010

What I like about MCC...The LEAD (degree completion program) consists of adults who usually work a full-time job, have a family at home, and commitments to their church and community.  I like to help the LEAD students to experience the rewards of a quality education as they develop their management and leadership skills, so they can be the source of Christ-like influence wherever they go.

My Interests...Shepherd’s Crossing, MCC Women’s Basketball program, MCC Cross-Country teams, walking, swimming, and Johnson Hall students.

Larry Olson - Associate Athletic Director / Women's Basketball Coach / Cross Country Coach / Residence Hall Supervisor in Johnson Hall

B.A., Bible Trinity College
M.S., United States Sports Academy
lolson@mccks.edu

MCC Start Date: July 2007

What I like about MCC...I believe MCC is a character building institution and practical in their approach to Christian Education.

My Interests...reading, basketball, walking.

Ethan Pope - Admissions Counselor

Admissions territories include: Topeka KS, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
epope@mccks.edu

MCC Start Date: February 2014

What I like about MCC...The process of introducing ministry into the lives of high school students is exciting and allows for deeper conversation to flow naturally.

My Interests...I enjoy a good adventure with variations in long boarding, hammocking, running, and time spent in deep exploration.

Nita Prickett - Assistant to President

A.S., Garden City Community College, 1995
nprickett@mccks.edu

MCC Start Date: July 2006

What I like about MCC...I like being surrounded by young men and women who are passionate about God and interacting and getting to know them.  I love having MCC girls in my small group.  The faculty and staff have a love and heart of service for God and MCC.  It is a blessing to be able to combine working with ministry.

My Interests...my family is important to me – my daughter and grandchildren; my church family, small groups, and the opportunities I have to serve God and his Kingdom.  I love to sit down and read a good book when I get the chance, watch science fiction movies and being creative doing crafts especially making cards.

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
rratliff@mccks.edu

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.

Velda Root - Data Entry Facilitator

B.S., Kansas State University, 1958
vroot@mccks.edu

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
jrupe@mccks.edu

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!

Lauren Sanders - Director of Dining Services / Head Volleyball Coach

B.S., Kansas State University, 2005
lsanders@mccks.edu

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
ssandy@mccks.edu

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.

Josh Simon - Director of Information Technology

A.S., Northwest Tech, 2011
josh.simon@mccks.edu

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.

Jessica Talbert - Institutional Accountant

B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2003
B.S., Kansas State University, 2003
jtalbert@mccks.edu

MCC Start Date: January 2006

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

My Interests...my four boys.

Kaylee Wedel - Admissions Office Assistant

kwedel@mccks.edu

MCC Start Date: January 2014

What I like about MCC...I like being able to watch the college grow and see the impact that the students at MCC have around the world.  I also love being able to work with a ministry that is pursuing God's calling!

My Interests...I love playing board games, reading new books, watching K-State sports, baking, and spending time with friends and family.

April Wendt - Director of Church Relations

B.S., Kansas State University, 1994
awendt@mccks.edu

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

A.A., Manhattan Christian College, 2014
B.A., Kansas State University, 2015
swenger@mccks.edu

Admissions counselor territories...Northeast, KS.

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

A.S., Pratt Community College, 1993
B.S., Manhattan Christian College, 2014
teka.wilson@mccks.edu

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

bwinters@mccks.edu

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.