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...]

Maranatha to Withdraw from Northern Athletics Conference

Maranatha to Withdraw from Northern Athletics Conference

Maranatha has formally announced that it will withdraw from the Northern Athletics Conference at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year. The NAC Council of Chief Executive Officers accepted the request earlier this week. The decision to withdraw from the NAC came as a result of the CCEO (Presidents of the Conference Executive Committee, excluding [Continue Reading...]

Israel, Maranatha Focus on Historic Football Game

Israel, Maranatha Focus on Historic Football Game

Maranatha is taking advantage of a unique double opportunity this month—one that will give its students vivid educational, cultural, and spiritual lessons while helping to promote the worldwide popularity of American football. A group of 27 Maranatha football players and coaches has been in Israel since May 6, preparing for a May 17 game against [Continue Reading...]

Larry Carlson: Faithful for 40 Years

Larry Carlson: Faithful for 40 Years

Athletic Facilities Manager Larry Carlson’s primary work responsibilities—setting up folding chairs, ironing uniforms, maintaining playing fields and the gym floors—haven’t exactly helped land him in the spotlight. But whatever the job, Carlson did it for the Lord. “To me, it’s (my) part in the puzzle, and it takes a lot of people to make a [Continue Reading...]

Heidi Fletcher: God Provides

Heidi Fletcher: God Provides

The locker room scene was odd, especially following a victory. Players hugged, cried, and said goodbye to Heidi Fletcher. The sophomore guard from Riverdale, MI, had packed her belongings for the Dec. 17 trip to Grand Rapids, MI, where Maranatha’s women’s basketball team was to play Grace Bible College. When the bus drove away from [Continue Reading...]

Students to Raise Money for Special Olympics at Polar Plunge

Students to Raise Money for Special Olympics at Polar Plunge

Update: The NAC athletes raised more than $2,400 for Special Olympics. Read more. Some Maranatha students will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” Feb. 18. The Student Athlete Advisory Committees of all 13 Northern Athletics Conference member schools, including Maranatha, are organizing teams to participate in the Polar Plunge. This is an annual event in which [Continue Reading...]