During Hesston College chapel April 30, 40 students were commissioned for Christian ministry and service for summer and fall placements.

“These students are going to make a difference in someone’s life because they are willing to join with and participate in Jesus’ ministry that is already taking place in all of these different settings,” said Todd Lehman, Hesston College campus pastor.

The students will serve around the world in positions from camp counselor to supervisors at disaster sites.

Doing an eight-week field experience in High River, Alberta, are Disaster Management Program students Megan Baumgartner (Hesston, Kan.), Davis Cook (Goessel, Kan.), Philip Horning (Ephrata, Pa.), Rachel Jantzi (Hendersonville, N.C.), Cynnandra Luttrell (Tiskilwa, Ill.), Ben Rush (Quakertown, Pa.), Travis Splechter (Coffeyville, Kan.), Aimee Stein (Hesston, Kan.), Elisabeth Wilder (Hesston, Kan.), Steven Yoder (McVeytown, Pa.) and Simon Zehr (Tiskilwa, Ill.).

Students serving at Camp Mennoscah (Murdock, Kan.), are Kayla Kauffman (Hutchinson, Kan.) and Robin Morris (Hutchinson, Kan.).

Students serving at Camp Keola (Big Creek, Calif.) are Emma Cloud (Chandler, Ariz.), Makenna Grow (Logan, Utah) and Dennis Marcellino (Van Nuys, Calif.).

Students serving at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp (Divide, Colo.) are Kendrik Mast (Harrisonburg, Va.), David Penner (Moundridge, Kan.) and Kendal Slabach Brubaker (Harrisonburg, Va.). Kendrik Mast

Students serving at Camp Friedenswald  (Cassopolis Mich.) are Marissa Hochstetler (Strang, Neb.) and Wesley Wilder (Hesston, Kan.).

Students serving at Discovering Opportunities for Outreach (DOOR) (Denver, Colo.) are JD Hershberger (Hesston, Kan.) and Cameron Ponce (Elkhart, Ind.).

Heather Dussinger (New Holland, Pa.) will serve at Greenview Bible Camp (Denver, Pa.).

Maria Diener of (Meridian, Miss.) will work as a counselor a Pine Lake Fellowship Camp (Meridian).

Bryce Elder (Ottawa, Kan.) will serve at Silver State Camp (Sedalia, Colo.).

Brett Fair (Topeka, Kan.) will be going on a mission trip with Wanamaker Woods Church of the Nazarene (Topeka).  

Christina Hershey (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), will serve at Camp Hebron (Halifax, Pa.).

Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) will work as a Legacy Intern at Legacy Ministries (Wichita).

Joshua Landis (Sterling, Ill.), will serve at Wilderness Wind (Ely, Minn.).

Spencer Miller of (Milford, Neb.), will be part of service team from Bellwood Mennonite Church (Milford), to Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP) in Kentucky.

Megan Redd (Castle Rock, Colo.) will be work with the youth group at Creekside Bible Church (Castle Rock).

Nathanael Ressler (Mount Vernon, Ill.) will serve at Silverwood Mennonite Church (Goshen, Ind.) as part of the Ministry Intern Program.

Becca Slabaugh of Goshen, Ind., will serve at North Main Street Mennonite Church (Nappanee, Ind.).

Jeffrey Smoker (Harrisonburg, Va.) will intern with Mennonite Disaster Service’s Projects Logistics Coordinator for eight weeks.

Josh Thomas (Johnstown, Pa.) will work as an intern at Kaufman Mennonite Church (Conemaugh, Pa.).

Hannah Weaver (Inola, Okla.) will serve with Bible Memory Camp programs (Goshen, Ind.) across the country.

Garrett Woelk (Goessel, Kan.) will serve at Swan Lake Christian Camp (Viborg, S.D.).

Nick Yoder (Millersburg, Ohio) will work at a school in Uganda with Grace Mennonite Church (Berlin, Ohio).

Taylor Zehr (Archbold, Ohio) will be serve at Little Eden Camp (Onekama, Mich.).

Located 30 miles north of Wichita, Hesston College is the two-year liberal arts college of Mennonite Church USA.