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Alumnus of the Year 2022
Pastor Doug Stein


Two alumni awards are given to alumni regularly recognizing those who have served with distinction in ministry and those who have shown character and outstanding ability on the athletic field.

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Alumni of the Week

Alumni of the Week 2021
9/29The Alumnus of the Week is Daniel (’83, ’87) Stertz of Hudson, WI. Daniel serves as senior pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Hudson, WI. Daniel and his wife, Mary, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Daniel asks that you pray for him and his ministry as he seeks wisdom and grace to see spiritual growth in the church.
10/13The Alumna of the Week is Sarah Du Fault (’16) of Santa Clara, UT. Sarah is an elementary teacher at Westside Christian School, and is an active member of the church, involved in nursery, music, and cleaning. She also loves spending free time with her nephews who live close by! Please pray for Sarah as she ministers in her school, church, and family.
11/10The Alumni of the Week are Rodney (’16) and Laura (Harpole ’13) King of Arlington, OH. Rodney and Laura serve at Calvary Baptist Church in Findlay, OH in multiple ministries of their church. Rodney is also currently working on getting his MDiv. Pray that the Lord would continue to use them to minister to their church family.
10/27 The Alumna of the Week is Carrie (Davis ’86) Mendoza of San Diego, CA. Carrie and her husband are missionaries in Tijuana, Mexico, where they have two church plants and a small Bible college. Carrie teaches English and music classes in their Bible college, as well as classes for young ladies. Pray that the college would find a building and for their new students who are preparing for full-time service in Mexico.
12/1The Alumnus of the Week is Roger Chapman (’93) of Brookfield, CT. Roger works as a general manager at Analytical & Combustion Systems. He and his wife, Karie, have served at Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Redding, CT, for 25 years in various ways such as serving as deacon and treasurer, and helping in the music ministry. Please pray for them as they are approaching the “empty nest” stage.
12/15The Alumna of the Week is Casandra (Taylor ’18) Downs of Ft. Benning, GA. Casandra works as a full time Firefighter/EMT. She also serves in her local church with their Wednesday night children’s program.
12/29The Alumni of the Week are Richard (’82) and Susan (Hoeber ’83) Simonsen of Mukwonago, WI. Richard and Susan have worked as church planters and trainers of national church leaders in Kenya since 1988. Richard works as the Dean of Academics at an Independent Baptist College there in Kenya.

Alumni of the Year

2022 – Doug Stein

This year, the Alumni Association honored the Alumnus of the Year: Pastor Doug Stein.

The Lord led Doug to Maranatha in the fall of 1975. He graduated with a bachelor’s in Pastoral Studies in 1979 and then an MA in Biblical Studies in 2008. Doug has served in full-time ministry as an assistant or associate pastor for 42 years in four churches. He served for over ten years at Calvary Baptist of Watertown with Pastor Bob Loggans. Upon reflection, Pastor Loggans commented,  Doug has exemplified what it means to be a genuine servant, often taking the second role, but doing so with grace, integrity, and excellence. Doug Stein is what Maranatha is all about!”

After his time at Calvary, Pastor Stein returned to Grace Baptist Church in Anderson, IN, where he has served for over 20 years. He currently serves as the administrative pastor. Alumna Abby (Thomas) Huthmaker, who attended Grace Baptist Church before coming to MBU says, “Pastor Doug Stein has served the Lord unconditionally in full-time ministry for many years. He has sacrificed his time, effort, and energy for his local church as well as his community.”

His other ministries included participating in missions projects, serving as pulpit supply for local churches, and serving in his community. Doug is a policeman and fire chaplain. He recently retired as deputy chief after 30 years of being a volunteer fireman and EMT. He also serves in various roles within the Fire Rescue Leadership.

Doug and Karen have been married for 44 years. They have four kids: Bethany, Rachel, Caleb, and Josh, who all attended MBU and they have also been blessed with 9 grandchildren!

Thank you, Doug, for your faithfulness to Christ and His church and your commitment to the ministry of Maranatha.

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