Chapel and Forum Schedule


1 Holy Week chapel chapel
6 Easter Monday chapel chapel
8 Never give up – Rusty Allen, director of Enrollment Management and Athletics Director, Tabor College (Hillsboro, Kan.) chapel
10 T-shirt class – with David LeVan, business faculty forum
13 Mike Hiebert chapel
15 Help me do this! chapel
17 Words alive! – a presentation of exceptional student writing forum
20 I’m just a _______. What can I do? – reflections on the spring break civil rights trip chapel
22 Earth Day in word and note – Bel Canto Singers chapel
24 10-day give launch forum
27 Nigeria – what’s going on? Why the killing? – Alan Stucky chapel
29 Commissioning – for students, faculty and staff doing service this summer and beyond chapel


2 Dad, differences and fathers – Michael Armstrong, admissions counselor and men’s head soccer coach chapel
4 A life of influence – Jason Rains, pastor at Grace Crossing Church, Moundridge, Kan. chapel
6 Music program forum
16 The serendipity of not knowing where you are going – Nadine Friesen, chaplain for independent living, Schowalter Villa chapel
18 Gaining the ridge – David LeVan, business faculty chapel
20 forum – Wyatt Townley forum
23 Hope in struggle – sophomore Elisabeth Wilder, women’s history month, and scenes from Little Women chapel
25 chapel – Michael Miller worship team chapel
27 Music program forum
30 A life’s journey: The making of me – Gregg Schroeder, nursing faculty chapel


2 God’s transforming healing – freshman Austin Braddock and friend, Jan chapel
4 What is a Mennonite? – Kurt Horst, pastor, Whitestone Mennonite Church chapel
6 Music program forum
9 The big question – Jerry Kroeker, director, Swan Lake Christian Camp chapel
11 Mission/Service Days – Courtney Shenk, Rosedale Mennonite Missions chapel
13 Faith and political advocacy – Charissa Zehr, legislative associate for international affairs, Mennonite Central Committee forum
16 Everyone overcome – Dave Works, author of Gone in a heartbeat chapel
18 On reLenting – Ash Wednesday chapel chapel
20 Salsa dancing – with Maria Day and Lucas Garces forum
23 Overcoming oppression – Fr Roy Bourgeois, peace activist and founder of SOA-Watch chapel
25 Music program chapel – student musicians chapel
27 Sorting out race: Racial identity and stereotypes in thrift store donations – Dr. Annette LaZotte, director/curator, Kauffman Museum, North Newton, Kan. forum


7 chapel – Dustin Galyon, head men’s basketball coach chapel
9 Not in my city: Addressing human trafficking in Wichita – Stacie Donaldson, education coordinator for ICT SOS forum
12 Belonging – Scott Friesen, resident director chapel
14 chapel – Kevass Harding, pastor, Delrose United Methodist Church, Wichita chapel
16 Emergency preparedness – Student Life department forum
19 Reflections of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Tony Brown, sociology and history faculty member chapel
21 Reflections of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Sharon and Dr. Evies Cranford chapel
23 Transfer workshops forum
26 Meaningful music and memories – Josh Lightsey, Hesston College class of 2013 chapel
28 Lectio Divina: Divine reading – Fr. Jarrod Lies, director in the Office of Faith Formation of Catholic Diocese of Wichita chapel
30 Diversity and Inclusion forum


1 Christmas: Meanings behind the festivities chapel
3 Candlelight Christmas chapel – meet in N109 and walk through old Northlawn one last time chapel


3 The dance… – Mike Hiebert, pastor, Buhler (Kan.) Mennonite Brethren Church chapel
5 Liturgy of the hours – Fr. Jarrod Lies, director in the Office of Faith Formation of Catholic Diocese of Wichita chapel
7 The story of stuff – Hesston College Sustainability Club and Campus Stewardship Council forum
10 Native American heritage chapel – Erica Littlewolf chapel
12 Dancing the edge of time – Wendell Loewen, associate professor of Youth, Church & Culture at Tabor College chapel
14 Meet Jim Crow: Struggle for democracy in the segregated South – Bruce Rogers, Hesston College class of 1972, educator and civil rights advocate forum
17 Music program – student musicians chapel
19 What is meaningful for worship – students chapel
21 Words alive! forum
24 Christopher Columbus: Hero or villain? – students in U.S. History course chapel
26 Thanksgiving chapel chapel


1 Dan Muwhezi – social sciences faculty chapel
3 Source Course Week forum
6 When barriers keep us in the dark chapel
8 Doorways into prayer – Nathan Koontz and Tonya Ramer Wenger, pastors of First Mennonite Church, Hutchinson, Kan. chapel
13 Resilience and disaster – Sigit Wijayanta, father of HC sophomore Galed Krisjayanta chapel
15 Making service our story – Ben Kreider, Service Adventure participant, Mennonite Mission Network chapel
17 Music recital forum
20 The adventure of remote missions – Dan Bumstead chapel
22 A tale of two pianos – a service of dedication for the new Hesston College concert grand piano chapel
24 Timeless fashion and timeless influence: Eugene Alexander couture – Susan Kauffman forum
27 The journey…hope for tomorrow – Ballet Emmanuel Company, Colorado Springs chapel
29 What would Jesus do? A reflection on the North Korean labor campus – Faith and Discipleship class students chapel
31 How faith-based organizations can work with the Federal Government – David Myers, senior advisor to the FEMA administrator and director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships forum


1 MAs – who we are – Ministry Assistants chapel
3 Perspective on North Korea from a Christian worker – Joe Manickam, director, Northeast and Central Southern Asia Program at Mennonite Central Committee chapel
5 Conversations for peace in Palestine and Israel: An overview of the conflict – Daryl Byler, executive director at Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University forum
8 One man’s passion: marching for civil rights in the U.S. – Bruce Rogers, educator chapel
10 Helping flood survivors in High River, Alberta – Disaster Management Program students chapel
12 Your brain, stress and the signs we wear – Julie Lehman, campus counselor forum
15 For such a time as this: Reflections from Ferguson – Michelle Armster, Interim Transitional Executive Director, Mennonite Central Committee Central States chapel
17 Starting with smart resources – on Bible apps – Todd Lehman, campus pastor chapel
19 E pluribus unum: Out of many, one – Tony Brown, artist-in-residence and sociology and history faculty forum
24 Blessed are the peacemakers – Shin-hee Chin, art faculty, Tabor College forum
26 Each Other’s Light – Tony Brown, artist-in-residence and history and sociology faculty, and Herm Weaver, Mountain States Mennonite Conference minister Homecoming chapel chapel
29 – Daniel Moya, Hesston College class of 2008 and member of La Republica Rock Latino chapel


18 Opening Chapel – Todd Lehman, campus pastor chapel
20 2014-15 theme verse – President Howard Keim chapel
22 Student Life forum
25 You are not alone – Meme Overholt, pastor at Church of the Savior, Wichita chapel
27 Learning through service with others – representatives of local service organizations chapel
29 Academic Services forum


Chapels are planned by the Campus Pastor to accomplish one or more of the following: build Christ-centered community, provide worship opportunities, inform students about Christian mission, and assist with the integration of faith and life.
Forums are planned by faculty and staff to create dialogue about a specific topic or idea.

All chapels and forums begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Chapel takes place in the Hesston Mennonite Church Worship Center. Audio of past chapels is available by clicking on linked chapel titles.

DVD recordings of most chapel services are available for purchase ($5 for campus delivery, $7 for shipped copies) from Gary Oyer, director of Media and Instructional Technology Services.