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Student Ambassadors

The student Ambassadors of Manhattan Christian College are an important leadership and service-based organization of the college. Their love of the college and her mission help them share the MCC story with alumni and friends of the college. These students represent MCC at churches and functions around the Midwest.  Please contact Genae Denver at gdenver@mccks.edu or 785-539-3571 to schedule an ambassador visit for the 2014-2015 school year!

AMBASSADOR PROFILES:

Name: Ali Walker
School Year: Senior
Home Town: Lenexa, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): My aspirations are working for a nonprofit or children’s ministry and going back to India at some point.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My inspirations are Mother Teresa, my grandma, and my older sister.
How I got to MCC: My parents went here and when I came to visit they were very supportive of my dreams.
What I’ve learned: I’ve learned I don’t know everything and that character and humility are key.
When I’m not in class: I am sleeping, eating, doing turbo kick, watching friends (the show) or pretending I’m still a DJ on my laptop.
Why I am an ambassador: I am an ambassador because it’s a good way to do ministry!

Name: Ashley Clark
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: La Vista (Omaha), NE
My aspirations (goals, vision): I would like to get involved in the college and share the word of Jesus Christ.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My grandpa and my parents
How I got to MCC: Ashley Wheeler (an alum) did an internship at my church and told me about the counseling program.
What I’ve learned: I’ve learned so much about the Bible and how to really have a relationship with Christ.
When I’m not in class: I spend time with friends, exercise, and do homework.
Why I am an ambassador: To get involved in the college and to share the word of Christ.

Name: Austin Lovelace
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Overland Park, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to do missions overseas.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My dad
How I got to MCC: I discovered it while checking out K-State.
What I’ve learned: To go beyond what’s expected.
When I’m not in class: I enjoy playing guitar, drinking coffee, reading, and swimming.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to represent MCC and be held to a higher standard.

Name: Avery Simecka
School Year: Junior
Home Town: Topeka, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): My aspirations are to represent MCC and Christ well, enjoy fellowship with other MCC leaders, and meet MCC alumni and Prospective students.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My family and parents, professors, and Historical leaders are my inspirations.
How I got to MCC: I wanted to do the dual degree program at K-State.
What I’ve learned: I’ve learned Bible history of the Old and New Testaments and theology of different world views.
When I’m not in class: I am running, playing sports, serving, and officiating sports.
Why I am an ambassador: I’m an ambassador because I am passionate to effectively represent MCC and share my personal experiences with others.

Name: Brooks Sutton
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Mesa, AZ
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to do long term missions and be a mission’s pastor at a church.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My inspirations are my old youth pastor and my uncle.
How I got to MCC: I had 2 interns at my church and the 2012 camp team helped give information.
What I’ve learned: I’ve learned how to go out and preach and teach others properly more about the Old Testament and how to be a true servant.
When I’m not in class: I am playing disc golf, sand volleyball, sleeping, and hammocking.
Why I am an ambassador: I love MCC and God and want to be able to share my love with others.

Name: Collin Nitcher
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Wichita, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): To tell the world about Jesus; do a round-off, back handspring, and a back tuck.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My youth pastor, parents and Captain America
How I got to MCC: I heard a call to ministry and many leaders in my church graduated from MCC.
What I’ve learned: The people here are amazing.
When I’m not in class: Netflix
Why I am an ambassador: Genae and Jolene accepted me. I also love telling people about Jesus and MCC.

Name: Dani Denver
School Year: Senior
Home Town: Manhattan, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): To graduate college, pursue my masters, and have a family.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My grandma and Jesus
How I got to MCC: My mom
What I’ve learned: Exegeting takes a lot of work and being involved is fun.
When I’m not in class: I work, do homework, and chill.
Why I am an ambassador: Represent MCC and build relationships.
 

Name: Dee Dee Guthrie
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Kansas City
My aspirations (goals, vision): Be a teacher
My inspiration (heroes, models): Dad
How I got to MCC: I felt God’s calling and when I visited, I felt at home.
What I’ve learned: A lot! Mostly I’ve learned more about my relationship with God.
When I’m not in class: I like to hang with friends outside.
Why I am an ambassador: To go out and educate people about God and what He is doing at MCC.

Name: Dynae Whiteley
School Year: Junior
Home Town: Abilene, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I hope to be a children’s minister, and I’d like to teach private art lessons.  I also want to continuously grow in relationship with Christ.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My mom!
How I got to MCC: Through my sister, Dacia, and several of my home church pastors are MCC alumni.
What I’ve learned: I continue to learn more about who Christ is and how He lived.  I also continue to learn about my faith and more ways I can trust the Lord.
When I’m not in class: I enjoy drawing, singing, and swimming.
Why I am an ambassador: I love MCC and what we strive to accomplish.  I want to share MCC with others.

Name: Emily Nickel
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Hesston, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): To work my hardest, continue growing/learning in my faith, and to love and serve people.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My parents
How I got to MCC: I had been told about it and was interested in KSU for dual degree as well.
What I’ve learned: I have learned so much more depth about my faith I didn’t know before.
When I’m not in class: I listen to music; go outside or spend time at Radina’s.
Why I am an ambassador: To represent MCC and meet new people.

Name: Grant Foard
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Kansas City, MO
My aspirations (goals, vision): To be a bible translator in Western Africa.
My inspiration (heroes, models): Jesus, my mother, and a friend who is a bible translator
How I got to MCC: The Lord granted me the Timothy Days Award
What I’ve learned: I have so much more to learn, and so many things I can mature in. Also, I learned how to interpret the Bible correctly.
When I’m not in class: I love playing guitar, grabbing coffee with friends, and watch a lot of movies.
Why I am an ambassador: An opportunity to glorify Jesus

Name: Lauren Wilson
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Wichita, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): To become an elementary school teacher.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My family
How I got to MCC: A student (Kaitlyn Black) talked to me a lot about going and it’s where I felt like the Lord was calling me to be.
What I’ve learned: How to have a relationship with the Lord instead of a “Christian checklist.”
When I’m not in class: I enjoy spending time with friends and watching movies.
Why I am an ambassador: To share with those around me how God is working at MCC.

Name: Lindsey Keller
School Year: Junior
Home Town: Lincoln, NE
My aspirations (goals, vision): Intercultural foreign missions
My inspiration (heroes, models): Anyone who has encouraged me personally in my faith; my youth pastor, my mentor, my sister, and close friends.
How I got to MCC: My youth pastor Austin Brazil is an alum and mentioned MCC.
What I’ve learned: So much. But the biggest lesson has been that there is always so much more to know about our infinite, wonderful God.
When I’m not in class: You can usually find me on the Bluestem porch, sipping coffee, talking with a friend about Jesus.
Why I am an ambassador: I am first and foremost passionate about Christ and making Him known, and I am also passionate about MCC and telling people about the college.

Name: Liz McNeal
School Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Enid, OK
My aspiration (goals, vision): To glorify God in ALL that I do and grow deeper in His love.  I want to know Him more and more.
My inspiration (heroes, models): An older couple from my home church – they took me in my senior year, and have taught me so much about life, love, and faith.
How I got to MCC: I came to visit for Timothy Days (senior visit and scholarship interview event) and completely fell in love with everything about MCC, especially the community.
What I’ve learned: I’ve learned what fellowshipping means and looks like, so much more about Christ and how to make my faith my own.
When I’m not in class: I play piano a little, read, exercise, and spend time with friends.
Why I am an ambassador: I wanted to get involved, mature in my faith and truly represent Christ and MCC with all that I’ve been learning.

Name: Matthew Lundy
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Spring Hill, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): Be a high school Chemistry teacher and soccer coach.
My inspiration (heroes, models): Youth pastor, Derek Birney, Ronaldo, and Jesus
How I got to MCC: Nathan Love
What I’ve learned: MCC is a great place to be
When I’m not in class: I place soccer, play an instrument on the school Chapel team, help with worship at University Christian Church, and work in MCC’s Campus Center.
Why I am an ambassador: To spread God’s word outside of Manhattan and share MCC with others.

Name: Michael Gugel
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Phoenix, AZ
My aspirations (goals, vision): Become a police officer and/or a pastor.
My inspiration (heroes, models): Youth leader/pastor, brother, parents
How I got to MCC: Through CIY and mentor
What I’ve learned: A lot about the Bible and how to exegete for preaching/teaching.
When I’m not in class: Basketball, friends, nature stuff
Why I am an ambassador: I can represent MCC well and help to show their good product. I love volunteering.

Name: Monica Reaser
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Olathe, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to earn a degree, have a career in something I am passionate about, and change the world.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My inspirations are Mother Teresa and family members.
How I got to MCC: A few family members went to MCC, my brother went to MCC, and so did a few church leaders.
What I’ve learned: I’ve learned to be disciplined, to surrender daily, and to have a loving attitude towards all.
When I’m not in class: I love doing photography, to run, and to spend time with friends.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to serve and show the love of Christ to all those we meet.

Name: Seth Dills
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Clearwater, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to teach children, travel the world, and spread the Gospel.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My mom, dad, and my high school teacher Mr. Justice.
How I got to MCC: I heard about it, came for a visit, and it felt perfect.
What I’ve learned: I’ve learned to question everything as well as think independently.
When I’m not in class: I enjoy outdoorsy things, working with kids, and seeing family and friends.
Why I am an ambassador: I think I can really help spread the news of MCC and show others what we are really about.

Name: Tanner Woolf
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Claflin, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): To become the best preacher I can be and help change lives.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My family
How I got to MCC: My church informed about the college.
What I’ve learned: Ministry isn’t just on stage.
When I’m not in class: I like going on adventures.
Why I am an ambassador: I know I want to preach and this will help improve my skills.

Name: Trevor Crawford
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Glendale, AZ
My aspirations (goals, vision): I would like to open a juvenile detention ministry organization.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My mom and my youth leaders
How I got to MCC: Timothy Days
What I’ve learned: I have a lot still left to learn.
When I’m not in class: I enjoy being with friends, studying, or napping.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to share Jesus and MCC with others.