Meet the Department Chair
Jeffrey Miller was named chair of Maranatha’s Humanities Department in June of 2011. He served as Speech Program Coordinator during his first year at Maranatha and has nearly a decade of college-level teaching experience in the areas of public speaking and set design. Miller has written Thespianage, a collection of 60 scripts suitable for churches, youth groups, and Christian schools. “I love the level of expectation at Maranatha,” Miller says. “It challenges our students to rise to the occasion and lead rather than take the path that is easiest and most pleasing to them. It will make them true ambassadors in an increasingly global society.”
Dr. Manuel Morales
Dr. Manuel Morales has taught at five different colleges. He was saved at age 21 in his native Spain. Dr. Morales is known by students for his limitless energy and love for Spanish ministry. He has initiated several co-curricular Spanish ministry programs at Maranatha and area churches since arriving on campus in 2008. “I would like to see students use Spanish in their lives and ministry, whether in the community, church, prison, pulpit, evangelism, businesses, schools, hospitals … and use it to bring the gospel to others.”
Assistant Professor Tim Mielke learned a love for the Lord and photography while growing up in a pastor’s home. He created stop-motion short films while still in high school and continued to refine his skills while earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Mielke taught at Pillsbury Baptist Bible College for 2 ½ years before coming to Maranatha in 2009. He has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 2006, the year he established Milky Way Photography (milkywayphotography.com). “In the highly competitive field of photography, a strong understanding of the digital workflow is needed for professional success,” Mielke said.