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14-15 Residence Hall Assistants

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Name: Eli Karst
Home town: Valley Center, KS
Major/s: Dual Emphasis: Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2016
Church: Crestview Christian Church
Ministry/ Job History: Guest Relations/Rec Staff at Tonto Rim Christian Camp in Payson, AZ
Current Director of the MCC Drama Team
Hobbies: I’m a Lord of the Rings nerd, I will (might) be in the KSU Marching Band in the fall of 2014, and
I dabble in tech support.
Parents: Wes and Jame’ Karst


Name: Gideon Battis
Home town: Silver Lake, KS
Major/s: Bible and Leadership, Dual-Degree
Expected Graduation month and year: May, 2017
Church: Northland Christian Church
Ministry/ Job History: Wehners Thriftway, Part-time Janitorial work, IT Work-study MCC, Geek Squad,
and MCC Dining Services
Hobbies: Video production, Tech Support, Computer Gaming, Daydreaming, Riding Dinosaurs, Listening
to music, Time traveling, Fighting the dark side, Dropping rings in volcanoes, Solving crimes, Fighting
crime, Thwarting alien invasions, and making waffles.
Parents: Rick and Gwen Battis


Name: Ethan Pope
Home town: Topeka, KS
Major/s: Pastoral and Intercultural Ministry
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2016
Church: Fellowship Bible Church
Ministry/ Job History: Children’s Story Teller: 2 Years, Lawn maintenance: 3 Years, Camp Teamer: FreshmanYear, Pastor: 2 Years, MCC Stuco: 2 Years, MCC Admissions Counselor: 1 Year
Hobbies: Running, Reading, Preaching, Hammocking, Backpacking, Woodworking, Adventuring
Parents: Kent and Marsha Pope


Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Cameron Dunn
Home town: Valley Center, KS
Major/s: Bible/Leadership, Kinesiology
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2016
Church: Pathway Church
Ministry/ Job History: Nursing Home Ministry Leader, Heating and Air for Sandifer Engineering and Controls
Hobbies: All sports, riding bikes, losing at video games, hanging with friends
Parents: Doug and Becky Dunn


Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Will Chisam
Home town: Olathe, KS
Major/s: Bible and Leadership with Pastoral Emphasis and Youth Track
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2016
Church: Cedar Ridge Christian Church (Lenexa, KS)
Ministry/ Job History: Camp Team, Cold Stone Creamery, Youth Basketball Referee, Campus Kitchen Staff
Hobbies: Sports, Videogames, Movies
Parents: Brian and Marianne Chisam


Name:   Matthew Briggs
Home town:   Tonganoxie, KS
Major/s:   Dual Degree. MCC: Bible Degree   KSU: Horticulture Degree
Expected Graduation month and year:   May, 2016
Church:   First United Methodist Church
Ministry/ Job History:   Soccer Referee, Landscaping at Blueville Nursery, 3 choir tours with hometown church, 4-H camp counselor.
Hobbies:   soccer, bouldering, YouTube, track, forensics, outdoor activities, athletics, hanging out with friends, and good music.
Parents:   Arlen and Michelle Briggs



Name: Abby Baker ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Home town: Fredonia, KS
Major/s: B.S. in Bible/Leadership at MCC and B.A. in Social Work at KSU
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2016
Church: Cornerstone Christian Church in Fredonia, Kansas and Westview Community Church in Manhattan, Kansas
Ministry/ Job History: Ministry: 3 International Kerusso Dayz Trips, 2 years on MCC NOW, and Leap of Faith ministry at Westview Community Church Job: 2 summers as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Aide at Four County Mental Health Center and 1 year as a Certified Companion Aide at At Home Assisted Care
Hobbies: Hammocking, jogging, painting canvases, drinking coffee, and exploring nature
Parents: Burke Baker and Julie Smith


Name: Paige Mortensen
Home town: Oklahoma City, OK
Major/s: Intercultural Studies and Counseling
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2015
Church: University Christian Church
Ministry/ Job History: Work Study in Student Development, barista at Radinas
Hobbies: volleyball, reading, watching movies, spending time with my friends
Parents: Kurt and Stacy Mortensen 


Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Leigh Ann Maurath
Home town: Oakley, KS
Major/s: Bible and Leadership Studies at MCC and Agriculture Communications and Journalism at Kansas State University
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2017
Church: Oakley Christian Church, Oakley Kansas
Ministry/ Job History: Manhattan Christian Collage Ambassador, Manhattan All STUCO Exec., Central Kansas Youth For Christ Teen Parent’s Program Volunteer, OCC High School Girls Summer Bible Study Leader, Geary County Extension Office: Military 4-H Program Assistant, Maurath Farms, Oakley Christian Church VBS Leader, OCC Worship Team Leader, OCC Middle School Youth Group Sponsor, Missions trips to: Haiti, Chicago, Kentucky, Arizona.
Hobbies: crafting & scrapbooking, riding horses, coffee dates with friends, and playing cards with my family
Parents: Kurt and Julie Maurath


Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lindsey Marie Keller
Home town: Lincoln, Nebraska
Major/s: Intercultural Studies and Counseling
Expected Graduation month and year: May of 2016
Church: Faith Evangelical Free Church
Ministry/ Job History: high school nannying for two girls, , Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, student Ambassador for MCC, mission trips every summer from 6th grade until college. High School leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, Church at their after-school ministry at First United Methodist for 4th-6th graders.
Hobbies: relaxing at Bluestem, finding new places to hammock, exploring the Konza, and watching movies. I love road trips and traveling, learning new things, and playing tennis. I enjoy taking naps and just relaxing with friends whenever I get the chance.
Parents: Kirk and Laura Keller. 


Name: Robin Kendra Diehl
Home town: Phoenix, AZ
Major/s: Christian Ministries with Emphases: Family & Counseling
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2015
Church: Christ Church of the Valley; University Christian Church.
Ministry/ Job History: Worship & Youth Ministry
Hobbies: Family, Friends, Running, Reading, Music, Dancing.
Parents: Magie and Ken Dieh


Name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lauren Stroud
Home town: Wichita, KS
Major/s: Children’s Ministry
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2016
Church: University Christian Church (local); Pathway Church (home church)
Ministry/ Job History: Summer League Day Care; Wildewood Christian Church Intern (summer of 2014)
Hobbies: playing guitar, crafting, watercolors, eating cereal, & staring at aquariums
Parents: Greg & Tally Stroud


Name: Tiffany Jane Willbanks
Home town: Hutchinson, KS
Major/s: Dual Degree; Bible/Leadership & worship minor; Music Education
Expected Graduation month and year: May 15’
Church: University Christian Church
Ministry/ Job History: Youth Camps; Lifegaurd at Salt City Splash for 6 years, Currently a Barista at Radina’s
Hobbies: volleyball, Music(vocal), Art, Outdoors, laughing, eating, doing voice impressions/accents
Parents: Richard Willbanks, Misty & Bill Arnold


Name: Krystal Zawisza
Home town: Surprise, AZ
Major/s: Children’s and Family
Expected Graduation month and year: May 2016
Church: Christ’s Church of the Valley/University Christian Church
Ministry/ Job History: Children’s Ministry and MCC Camp Team
Hobbies: Reading in coffee shops, running/working out, going to KSU football and baseball games!
Parents: Charlene Davidson and Dave Zawisza