Counted Faithful: Larry Carlson and the Hershbergers

Counted Faithful: Larry Carlson and the Hershbergers

Three of Maranatha’s most faithful and enduring servants will retire this summer. Athletic Facilities Manager Larry Carlson has worked 40 years at the College, Registrar Dr. David Hershberger 38 and Teacher Education Department Associate Professor Barbara Hershberger 33. The Board of Trustees granted faculty emeritus status to the Hershbergers upon their retirement. These three stories [Continue Reading...]

Making an Impact for Christ: Football Missions Trips

Making an Impact for Christ: Football Missions Trips

Hitting someone with enough momentum to knock them into next week may not sound like a traditional method for spreading the gospel, but it has worked for Nate Spate and dozens of other Maranatha football players. Spate (’98) was among a group of student-athletes who went to France in 1995 to assist missionaries while also [Continue Reading...]

Flexibility, Organization Priorities for New Registrar

Flexibility, Organization Priorities for New Registrar

Steve Carlson says he hopes to capture some of the best of the past as he guides the Registrar’s Office into the future. “This might sound a bit ironic, but the one thing I most want to maintain as constant is an openness to change and adjustment,” Maranatha’s new Registrar said. “An institution like ours [Continue Reading...]

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77) is aware of the importance of his job—and the reward for doing it well. “I do look at my job as keeping soldiers alive, and that makes it a critical job,” Linder said. The 60-year-old Montana resident is working in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. He trains American soldiers in the use of Ground [Continue Reading...]

Eat Mor Chickin! Shaffer (’08) to Own Chick-fil-A Franchise

Eat Mor Chickin! Shaffer (’08) to Own Chick-fil-A Franchise

During his senior year of college, Robert Shaffer solidified what his friends thought to be a curious career choice: to own and operate his own Chick-fil-A franchise. “They had this perception that Chick-fil-A was a run-down restaurant with poor quality and poor service,” Shaffer said. “Even my wife (girlfriend at the time) Mandy and her [Continue Reading...]

Music and Seminary: A Very Compatible Duo

2010 Graduate Andrew Mosier recently answered some questions regarding his current seminary training in Pennsylvania. What have you been doing since your graduation?  Since graduation I have gotten married, moved to Pennsylvania, started working at Chick-fil-A, started working on my M.Div. at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, begun work towards my counseling certification with CCEF (Christian [Continue Reading...]

Ray (’11) Shares Science Postgraduate Experiences

Ray (’11) Shares Science Postgraduate Experiences

Andrea Ray’s conversation with another Purdue University graduate student confirmed that God had placed her in the right place at the right time. “She said to me, ‘The only things I knew about you were that you spoke Spanish and that you believed in God,’ ” Ray recalled. Ray (’11) talked to Maranatha science students [Continue Reading...]

Davis to Graduates: Love God

Davis to Graduates: Love God

See Graduation photo galleries here John Davis asked the Class of 2012 to consider the most important lesson they have learned at Maranatha, then speculated as to their answers. Nursing students, Davis guessed, might say performing an emergency tracheotomy; for teacher education majors, classroom management; for business majors, investment strategies; for biblical studies majors, proper [Continue Reading...]