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Stephanie Lawrence '15 fell in love with Africa as a teenager and is now preparing for what she is called to - long-term ministry with children in Uganda. During her early years at Malone "Miss Stephanie" served the children of Canton as a program coordinator at Tiqvah - Hands of Hope. Later on she served as the director of Children's Ministries at LoveCanton Church. She continues in this ministry at LoveCanton as she prepares for missionary life in Uganda through the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders.
Jared Hetherington '10 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with double majors Youth Ministry and Bible & Theology. He is employed as the director of student ministries at Faith United Methodist Church in Montoursville, Pa. Jared married his lovely wife, Nikki on September 26, 2014. One of his favorite passages has always been Colossians 3:23, "Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." He writes, "Everything we live and do should be done for God's glory and that's how I strive to live my life. My favorite class was probably 'Models of Youth Ministry.' That class really helped shape and form the way I minister to students today."
Hannah Kelley '09 earned an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary where she is now employed as dean's office coordinator. She plans faculty-sponsored lectures, provides course support, and staffs a variety of committees. She attends Pasadena Mennonite Church where she is on the leadership team, preaches regularly, and teaches children, youth, and adults. More...
Gabe Lopez '13 attends Duke Divinity School, pursuing an M.Div. degree. He has a particular ministry in tutoring Hispanic children struggling with the English language barrier. He feels that part of his calling is to bridge a gap between Anglo and Hispanic churches. More...
Andrew Berg '06, '13 is worship director at one of Stark County's largest churches - Rivertree Christian Church. He is recording an album of live hymns with proceeds benefiting a Canton homeless shelter, Refuge of Hope. Andrew coaches and mentors other worship leaders, plans and participates in weekend services, and creates music resources. Read his blog: andrewberg.wordpress.com .
Marie Nolan '15 first learned of Malone through its presence at the ALIVE Christian music festival. She now leads the campus community in worship, as well as traveling to area youth groups.
Tim Keene '07 is a middle school Bible teacher at Lake Center Christian School, where he also co-leads chapels and serves as a pastor of sorts to middle school students. Tim also studied communication arts and history at Malone, and is married to Malone grad Sarah (Linville). He previously was the youth pastor at New Baltimore Community Church.
Noelle (Hone) Beck '01 is executive director of Akron's First Glance Student Center, a youth center that works with urban, at-risk teenagers and young adults serving approximately 500 children, teenagers, and young adults per week. Noelle also is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Todd '03, '06 & Allyson '03 Nagle
The Nagles serve with Africa Inland Mission as dorm parents at Rift Valley Academy in Kenya. When Stateside, Todd is Reimbursements Coordinator at Africa Inland Mission International. The couple has three children, Ava, Tyler, and Elise.
C. Wess Daniels '02 is a released minister (pastor) of Camas Friends in Washington state. He loves being a part of an intimate, long-established community. He's earned a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary and teaches courses at George Fox Seminary and Earlham School of Religion. Read his blog: gatheringinlight.com
Matthew Everhard '99 pastors Faith Church, a large evangelical Presbyterian church in Brooksville, Fla. He has written seven books and is general editor of the blog: whitefieldsprayer.blogspot.com. He earned a master's degree from Ashland Theological Seminary and is pursuing doctoral studies.
Amy (Braun) Price '08 is the Associate Pastor of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at Montrose Zion United Methodist Church. She has a certificate in Youth Ministry & Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and earned an M. Div. in Practical Theology with an emphasis in spiritual formation from Ashland Theological Seminary.
Corey '12 & Rachel Hunka
The Hunkas serve 7-12th grade students in southeast Canton at The Martin Center, where they offer recreational activities such as basketball, dance, a youth room, a weight room, and learning the Gospel. Corey started a youth conference, EPIC, which stands for "Every Person is Crucial."
Megan Hutchinson Krings '00
Megan's career has been focused in Chicago, where she has served as a youth pastor along with her husband. She's also been assistant registrar at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and works in administration at the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago at the Nicholas Center, which offers programs to strengthen clergy and lay leaders for service in the church and world. She earned a master's degree in social work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
James Talbert '13 serves as the Director of Young Adult Ministries at The Chapel In North Canton. He is working toward a master's degree in theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. James leads a Life Group for Malone University students. He also works and supports Corey Hunka '12 and his ministry at the Martin Center. James has done missions work in Guatemala.