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Student Ambassadors

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 April Wendt at awendt@mccks.edu or 785-539-3571 to schedule an ambassador visit for the 2015-2016 school year!

AMBASSADOR PROFILES:

Name: Ashlyn Stoll
School Year: Sophomore
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My aspirations (goals, vision): My aspirations are to live every day full out, taking every opportunity I possibly can, all while furthering the Kingdom on Earth.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My inspiration is my mother, she is my biggest hero because of her undying faith and huge heart. She puts herself last in almost everything she does.
How I got to MCC: While working at a summer church camp, a camp team from MCC came and had me fill out a paper. Trent (the soccer coach) called me about playing soccer and I moved here a week before school!
What I’ve learned: I learned more about myself during my first year of college than I probably had in my entire life - from taking love language quizzes to leadership strength finders to just finding out what I need to do in order to stay focused.
When I’m not in class: I am playing soccer, watching movies, taking naps, driving around, and singing.
Why I am an ambassador: I am an ambassador because I get to serve more and do one of my favorite things to glorify God: worship!

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Name: Austin Lovelace
School Year: Junior
Home Town: Overland Park, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I would like to become a teacher, live in China, and travel the world.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My parents are my inspiration.
How I got to MCC: I discovered MCC as I was applying to KSU.
What I’ve learned: I’ve learned that Christ calls his followers to be servants before leaders.
When I’m not in class: I spend time playing guitar, swimming, and drinking coffee.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to have the opportunity to speak words of encouragement to the churches we visit.

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Name: Collin Schlotfeldt
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Center Point, IA
My aspirations (goals, vision): I hope to work in long-term missions with Spanish-speaking people.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My parents, home church staff, and Jesus Christ.
How I got to MCC: I was recruited by a camp team. I visited the college and haven't turned back!
What I’ve learned: I've grown a ton in my faith, my knowledge of the Bible, and in who I am.
When I’m not in class: I am hanging out with the pals, exploring town, hammocking, long boarding, watching movies, or just hanging out.
Why I am an ambassador: I love Jesus and Manhattan Christian College!

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Name: Courtney Deist
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Great Bend, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): My aspirations are to be a great teacher and mom, help people however I can, and be Taylor Swift's best friend.
My inspiration (heroes, models): Really anyone who has helped and encouraged me along the course of my life.
How I got to MCC: I found out about MCC by coming to Oasis every year since 7th grade and I fell in love with the campus and community.
What I've learned: I've learned so many things about myself, other people, and about my walk with God.
When I’m not in class: I am watching Netflix, exploring with my friends and hanging out in my suite.
Why I am an ambassador: I’m an ambassador because I love talking to people about how great MCC is and how God is working in me while I'm here.

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Name: Dalton Mitchell
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Topeka, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to effectively disciple believers, communicate the Word of God, and bring lost souls to Christ, while at the same time, leading a family.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My inspiration comes from pastors and speakers such as: Charles Spurgeon, John Piper, Francis Chan, David Plath, Matt Chandler, and Trip Lee.
How I got to MCC: I got to MCC on a limb. I visited believing I was going to dislike it, and ended up falling in love with it all!
What I’ve learned: I've learned that God is more present and in charge of our lives than we ever give him credit for.
When I’m not in class: I love shooting hoops and reading.
Why I am an ambassador: I am an ambassador because I want to represent Jesus Christ, his love and word. I also want to represent MCC and the great things that are taking place through MCC.

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Name: Daniel Southworth
School Year: 2nd Semester Sophomore
Home Town: Wichita, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): Love God, love people. I want to be where God wants me to be, exactly when he wants me to be there.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My family is full of godly leaders that have helped me learn about God and grow with Him.
How I got to MCC: All four of the main pastors at my home church (Pathway Christian Church) attended MCC, and so when I started struggling after my first semester away from college, I hoped that MCC could be a safe haven for me.
What I’ve learned: God is constant. A life filled with trying to follow and pursue my Savior is more fulfilling than any other way of life.
When I’m not in class: I love playing piano and guitar, watching basketball and spending time with others.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to share the hope for life that Christ has given me. For some kids, they might be able to find God at MCC and I want to promote that.

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Name: Hannah Schmitt
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Omaha, NE
My aspirations (goals, vision): To become a children' s minister. (It has been my goal since 4th grade!)
My inspiration (heroes, models): My parents are my inspiration, along with my mentor, Jenny, who has been such a role model and helped me so much in my life.
How I got to MCC: The Children's Minister at my church went to MCC and had so many great things to say about it. I also had three friends who went here before me, and they really talked it up.
What I’ve learned: I've learned more than I imagined I would have. I have learned how to apply the Bible to all aspects of my life and grow deeper with God through my studies.
When I’m not in class: I'm busy working two jobs, hanging out with friends, and taking naps.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to go out and share God's love to churches and show what MCC is all about.

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Name: Jenette Follmer
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town:Earlham, IA
My aspirations (goals, vision): My goal in everything I do is to proclaim the name of Jesus. My greatest dream is to have a story worth telling. 
My inspiration (heroes, models): My grandparents, parents, and siblings are all people I admire. They inspire me to learn from them and to be the best I can be. 
How I got to MCC: My parents are MCC alumni. MCC also offered the best program for me and I saw the most potential on campus.
What I’ve learned: I have learned so much about academics, laundry, and friends. I have learned that even with newfound independence, I can depend completely and soley on God.
When I’m not in class: I can be found with a book, hiking around city park, or spending time with amazing friends.
Why I am an ambassador: I am an ambassador because I love MCC and am thrilled to represent it, but more importantly because I love God and want to seek every opportunity to share His love.

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Name: LeeAnne Fox
School Year: Junior
Home Town: Chandler, AZ
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to go. God has given me a passion for the world and I aspire to see and impact as much of it as I can for Christ.
My inspiration (heroes, models): Jesus, Blake Mycoskie, and Mother Theresa.
How I got to MCC: I heard about MCC from youth interns at my church.
What I’ve learned: I have learned, and continue to learn, how to better love, serve, and glorify God.
When I’m not in class: I enjoy making art, photography, watching movies, and adventuring.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to serve and respresent the ministry that is MCC.

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Name: Melanie Montgomery
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Earlham, IA
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to reach the broken, wherever that takes me. I don't have a specific place in mind, but I do intend to leave the States for the sake of God's Kingdom. I also hope to someday raise a family.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My best friend, because of her amazing faith.
How I got to MCC: I fell in love with the campus my freshman year of high school. I am here at MCC because this is where God laid it on my heart to go and this is where I belong.
What I’ve learned: I have learned to fully rely on God and to trust him with my life.
When I’m not in class: I am reading, watching Netflix, or hanging out with friends.
Why I am an ambassador: I love MCC and I want to show others the great things MCC is doing.

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Name: Rachel Riedy
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Topeka, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): If the door opened, I would drop everything and leave today to be a missionary. I feel called to reach the unreached, people in areas that have never heard the Gospel or who don't have Bibles in their language.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My role model is Audrey. She was my youth pastor for several years. She taught me patience, showed me grace, and instilled in me the desire to seek after God always.
How I got to MCC: I fell in love with the school after my visit. For me, there was no question, I knew I would soon call this place home.
What I’ve learned: I've learned to be patient with others, with uncontrollable circumstances, with myself and also with the Lord. Even when I don't understand, I choose Him!
When I’m not in class: I love to craft and explore. I am a barista. And when it rains, I go on bike rides.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to be a part of unifying the students, church, college and "the body" community.

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Name: Rebekah Zwink
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Burlingame, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to be able to go anywhere there isn't the Gospel and use my skills to help them understand it.
My inspiration (heroes, models): One of my biggest role models is my friend Leigha Brewster. She is heading to the Philippines to learn how to be a midwife. 
How I got to MCC: Both my grandparents went to MCC. I also love the dual-degree program with K-State.
What I’ve learned: There is a balance to everything and it is very hard to reach it.
When I’m not in class: I like to draw, read, sing, daydream, write poetry, and sleep. 
Why I am an ambassador: I love the opportunity to bond with fellow MCC students and to get to know people from all different kinds of churches.

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Name: Seth Dills
School Year: JuniorHometown: Clearwater, KS
My aspiration (goals, vision): I want to work to change lives wherever I am located - whether that is teaching, preaching, counseling, missions, or wherever God sends me.
My inspiration (heroes, models): Dr. Medaris (MCC) and Dr. Martinez (KSU) are two people who show the love of Christ and whom I greatly respect.
How I got to MCC: I really felt God calling me to MCC, and I do not regret my decision to come here.
What I’ve learned: I have learned to question everything, because it helps you grow.
When I’m not in class: I am adventuring at Tuttle, going on runs, working with my kindergarteners, and visiting coffee shops.
Why I am an ambassador: I want to share my love for this school with others.

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Name: Shane Herl
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Topeka, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to spread the Gospel to groups of people who do not get to experience it like we do in the U.S. I hope to someday be a missionary and to be able to pastor a church.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My inspiration comes from David Platt, C.S. Lewis, Marcus Mariotta, and Lionel Messi.
How I got to MCC: Rick Wright called me a million times, insisting that I come check it out. Eventually I gave in and decided to give it a shot. Best decision I've ever made!
What I’ve learned: I have learned that God uses us in ways that we never would have imagined. My life is not about me at all, but it's totally about Him first and loving others like He loves me. I have also learned that community is key to growing!
When I’m not in class: I serve in YoungLife, I play soccer for MCC, and I love to hang with the guys around campus.
Why I am an ambassador: I am an ambassador because MCC has flipped my life a total 180. A year ago I would have never imagined I would be going to school to study full-time ministry. God has used MCC to show me how to be a servant and a leader for Him, and only Him.

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Name: Sydney Rhoades
School Year: Junior
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to be a high school teacher, maybe someday a principal, to be involved in my church, to have a family and to represent Jesus well in all those things.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My inspirations are my parents because they are great examples of Christ-loving adults, my best friend Kim who is the most humble and genuine person I know, and of course, Beyonce.
How I got to MCC: I found out about MCC through camp team and was sold on coming because of the dual-degree program.
What I’ve learned: I've learned a lot about what it looks like to be a part of a Christ-centered community.
When I’m not in class: I love to paint, watch movies, and have dance parties with the girls in my suite.
Why I am an ambassador: I am excited for an opportunity to represent MCC and work with some really awesome people.

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Name: Zach Price
School Year: Sophomore
Home Town: Phoenix, AZ
My aspirations (goals, vision): I want to be a family/children's ministry pastor and hopefully one day be a head swim coach of my own team.
My inspiration (heroes, models): My mentor (Jesse Daniels) and my aunt (Cecilia Hernandez).
How I got to MCC: Through the alumni at my home church.
What I’ve learned: The community at MCC is amazing and it feels like home.
When I’m not in class: I am drinking coffee, swimming, listening to music, serving or hanging out with friends.
Why I am an ambassador: To represent MCC and how it has impacted my life. I am very excited to get others to come to MCC and to show my love for the school.