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8-15-2016 Jennifer (Courser, ’95) Basham Jennifer writes “As of July 3, 2016 our family has moved to Wood Point,New Brunswick where Daniel is the pastor of Wood Point Baptist Church. We are excited about this new opportunity and seeing how God is going to work in the community and our church here.. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for our children, Karyss (17) and Riley (9) as they adjust to new schools, especially for Karyss as she enters her last year of high school. We are very excited about how God has worked to bring us here.”

7-26-2016 Pastor Greg (’83) Stine Greg Stine is now a chaplain at the Arizona State Prison at Kingman.

7-18-2016 Andrea (Jochum, ’12) Zockoll Andrea writes, “I graduated with my MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner in December of 2015, and have started working as an NP at an Adult Medicine office in Salisbury, MD. I look forward to beginning my doctorate work next month. I am immensely enjoying my new career and am so thankful for the foundational education I received in MBU’s nursing program! I want to particularly recognize Mrs. Crum and all the work she did to make the program academically excellent and encourage its students to continue their education to serve others and bring glory to God.”

7-6-2016 Rachel (Potts, ’96) Rice Rachel writes, “Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, I will be a 4th-6th grade special education co-teacher for Oakwood Grade School in Oakwood, Illinois. This small county school district is just outside my hometown of Danville, Illinois. I am looking forward to teaching again since having a few years away from the profession.”

6-11-2016 Bethany ( Staller, ’13) Miley Bethany is a 6th grade teacher at Mentor Christian School in Mentor, Ohio. She was recognized by the VFW as Ohio’s Middle School Teacher of the Year.

5-14-2016 Daniel (’09) Backhaus Daniel Lawrence Backhaus completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on May 14th.

3-11-2016 Mrs. Dorothy Burckart One of the founding faculty members of Maranatha, Mrs. Dorothy Burckart will be celebrating her 90th birthday on March 29th.  Her godly example and encouragement have been a blessing to many through the years. We were able to surprise her with a shower of cards, as we expressed our appreciation for her and to her.

12-26-2015 Timothy (’91) Blank Tim recently retired from the USAF after 20 years of service. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree.

11-2-2015 Rich (’15) Wilson Rich Wilson was called in September 2015 as Pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Victory Baptist Church will celebrate 30 years of ministering in Oshkosh in December of this year.

7-9-2015 Judith (Laughlin, ’81) Gibson “My husband (since 1981) Gregory Gibson has a new music position at Legacy Bible Church, a newly established church in Fishers, IN. From its inception in March 2015 to the present, the attendance has averaged about 150. Already an orchestra has been established which averages about 30 members each week and in the fall a choir will be established. We praise God for His faithfulness for new members and visitors each week. I am still teaching part time at Anderson University in its School of Education.”

6-10-2015 Matthew (’11) Olmstead Matt became the pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marysville, Ohio in June, 2015.

6-8-2015 Pam (Hinton, ’83) Horneck “I am finishing my 2nd year as principal of NorthStar Academy, an online international Christian school. Many of our customers are missionaries, some in remote areas of the world. We work with homeschoolers and Christian schools. I taught at the school for 6 years before becoming principal. My husband, Noel, is in charge of the school’s I.T. department.”