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Katie Schmoeckel

Associate Professor
Department of Humanities

Katie Schmoeckel earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Maranatha. Before joining the faculty in 2021, she spent time working as a historical guide, taught history in the classroom for twelve years, implemented tutoring and academic support for secondary students, and taught in Maranatha’s online program. Katie’s love of history is quickly evident to those who visit her office or sit in her classroom.

“I love both studying and teaching history because history is multi-dimensional,” Schmoeckel shares. “As I look across the scope of life, I appreciate the depth of history — the depth of principles and people to learn from. History causes me to look above and remember that God has a plan and purpose for history; He has already written the beginning and the end. Such perspective encourages me to ‘set [my] hope in God, and not forget the works of God.’ (Psalm 78:7)” Schmoeckel adds, “Finally, history causes me to look inward and ask, ‘What am I doing to fulfill my historical purpose for the praise of His glory?’ The study of history is truly enriching.”

Education and Credentials

MEd in Teaching and Learning with a History Concentration, Maranatha Baptist University

BS History Education, Maranatha Baptist University


Campus Involvement: Katie attends many campus functions, including athletic events, plays, recitals and other activities. She also serves on the Constitution Day Committee.


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Family: Katie and her sister, Ann (MBU Nursing faculty), enjoy the opportunity to minister together at MBU and are thankful that they are able to frequently visit with their family, also living in Wisconsin.

Other activities and interests: Up for adventure, Katie has traveled to numerous historic sites in North America, Europe, and Israel. She also enjoys cooking, hiking, event planning, coffee, and chocolate.