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Manhattan Christian College Student Government

As the StuGov Executive Council, we are beyond pumped for what God has in store for the 2018-2019 Manhattan Christian College School year. Our theme for the year is “JOY”. This theme has been prayed over immensely and is something that we believe is suitable for where we are as a body of Christ. In years past we have pursued themes such as “Belong”, “I Surrender”, and “UN1TED” and we now see that the next part of the story comes back to the beginning, which is “Joy”. All of us know that it is easy to become complacent, lukewarm, and apathetic with our faith. The world can provide plenty of things to satisfy, but in Christ alone there is true fulfillment and joy. Thus, our focus as students, staff, and faculty is to choose joy even when times are hard. Our goal is to keep the main thing the main thing, which is focusing our hearts on Jesus Christ and the Gospel. This year, let’s choose joy in any and all circumstances. We are Manhattan Christian College, so let’s be the salt and light on campus, in Manhattan, and around the world for the Kingdom.

Executive Council

StuGov Exec Council 2018-19 Group Picture

Cole Kedney || Executive Council President
Senior // Counseling // Overland Park, KS

Dionne Timken || Executive Council Vice President
Junior // Pastoral Ministry // Nickerson, KS

Brooklyn Sherman || Executive Council Treasurer
Senior // Counseling // La Crosse, KS

Mary Frances McNellis || Executive Council Secretary
Senior // Bible & Leadership (MCC) & Kinesiology (KSU) // Manhattan, KS

Class Committees

These four committees seek to serve and unite their classes. Events, hangouts, times of worship, day trips, community building all help to form the community that is so important at MCC.

Senior Class

2018-19 Senior Class Committee Group Photo

Russell Wilson || Senior Class President
Youth Ministry // Phoenix, AZ

Andrew Matthews || Senior Class Vice President
Intercultural and Pastoral Ministry // Harrison, AR

Jennifer Tarbutton || Senior Class Treasurer
Youth Ministry // Wichita, KS

Shea Pearson || Senior Class Secretary
Worship and Spiritual Formation // Jefferson City, MO

Junior Class

2018-19 Junior Class Committee Group Photo

Preston Seeger || Junior Class President
Children’s Ministry // Sun City, AZ

Reggie Johannes || Junior Class Vice President
Social Justice and Counseling // Marshalltown, IA

Brendan Tener || Junior Class Treasurer
Bible & Leadership (MCC) & Business Administration/Financial Management (KSU) // Shawnee, KS

Shelby Jennings || Junior Class Secretary
Family and Children Ministry // Guthrie, OK


Sophomore Class

2018-19 Soph Class Committee Group Photo

Peyton Miller || Sophomore Class President
Youth Ministry and Counseling // Tulsa, OK

Janel Dormire || Sophomore Class Vice President
Intercultural Studies // Mt. Sterling, IL

Chris Blankenship || Sophomore Class Treasurer
Bible & Leadership (MCC) & Secondary Education (KSU) // Hutchinson, KS

Sarah Ward || Sophomore Class Secretary
Counseling and Youth Ministry // Broken Arrow, OK

Freshman Class

2018-19 Freshmen Class Committee Group Photo

Katherine Petersma || Freshman Class President
Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Children and Worship // Lenexa, KS

Abraham Walker || Freshman Class Vice President
Youth Ministry // McPherson, KS

Joshua Paul || Freshman Class Treasurer
Intercultural Studies // Wichita, KS

Eva Erickson || Freshman Class Secretary
Intercultural Studies // Peoria, AZ



Campus Programming Council

Campus Programming Council is the life of the party. They are responsible for planning social activities and events that happen on the Manhattan Christian College Campus. This includes favorites such as Barn Party, Winter and Spring Banquet, and Skip-Day.

2018-19 Campus Programming Council Group Photo

Cassie Miller || Chairman
Junior // Counseling and Family Ministry // Lenexa, KS

Phillip Archuleta   
Sophomore // Christian Counseling and Family Studies // Derby, KS

Katherine Lundy
Junior // Bible & Leadership (MCC) & Hospitality Management (KSU) // Spring Hill, KS

Nathan Talarico
Junior // Worship and Pastoral Ministry // Manhattan, KS

Student Needs

StuNeeds exists to serve the student body as need arrives. This committee seeks ways not only to reactively serve the Manhattan Christian College Student Body in sudden and emergency situations, but also to proactively serve students on a day-to-day basis.

2018-19 Student Needs Committe Group Photo

Nicole Santillo || Chairman
Junior // Youth Ministry and Counseling // Glendale, AZ

Cole Griffin
Junior // Bible & Leadership (MCC) & Social Work (KSU) // Kansas City, KS

Zach Ridgway
Sophomore // Worship and Youth Ministry // Dodge City, KS

Nikki Williamson
Junior // Bible & Leadership (MCC) & French and Secondary Education (KSU) // Omaha, NE




Trads is responsible for instilling tradition, encouraging pride in the institution, and recognizing God in the past, present, and future of Manhattan Christian College. Traditions helps make the MCC Athletic experience the best in the conference. #RollThunder

2018-19 Traditions Committee Group Photo

Autumn Goucher || Chairman
Senior // Counseling // Surprise, AZ

Mo Manes
Sophomore // Pastoral and Youth Ministry // Olathe, KS

Zach Price
Senior // Children’s and Youth Ministry // Phoenix, Arizona


Student Spiritual Life Committee

SSLC strives to devise ways to challenge the student body in their Christian faith and encourages them to grow in their relationship with Christ. This is done through prayer meetings, prayer walks, special worship services, and other events, which are planned in order to encourage the student body and push students and staff to look more like Jesus.

2018-19 Student Spiritual Life Committee Group Photo

Faith Barr || Chairman
Sophomore // Social Justice and Counseling // Topeka, KS

Jonathan Andrusak
Junior // Social Justice and Counseling // Salina, KS

Karly Gibbs
Junior // Intercultural and Social Justice // Overland Park, KS

Elizabeth Rekas
Sophomore // Bible and Leadership with an emphasis in Intercultural Studies (MCC) & Biological Systems Engineering (KSU) // St. Louis, MO