Chapel and Forum Schedule


1 I am a refugee – Dr. Anh Vinh, director of Integrated Health Services, Kaw Valley Center Hospital forum
4 Scotty’s last word: Grace through the eyes of the Father – Scotty Friesen, resident director chapel
6 Let’s talk – students chapel
8 Feminism is for everybody – Hannah Heinzekehr, executive director, The Mennonite forum
11 Listening for (and following) the voice of God – Micah Raber and Caleb Schrock-Hurst, sophomores chapel
13 Creation care: How intentional, sustainable living is an act of faithfulness – Campus Stewardship Council chapel
15 Words alive! – student writing awards forum
18 Dealing with disappointment – Austin Braddock, sophomore, and Brent Brockmueller, resident director; music by Scott Braddock, Austin’s dad chapel
20 The last word: Saving lives in the world and 40 years, six lessons – Joyce Huber and Ruby Graber, retiring nursing faculty chapel
22 Industrialization to globalization presentations – students forum
25 The last word: Parting with hope for the future – President Howard Keim chapel
27 Commissioning service for those going into Christian ministry or service chapel
29 10-Day Give launch different location – The Pit, Erb Hall forum


2 Music chapel – Music students chapel
4 Exploring Hesston College’s Transcultural Team experiences forum
14 What do you see? – Michael Armstrong, admissions counselor and soccer coach chapel
16 Potter’s chapel – Steve Fry, alumnus and owner of Elk Falls Pottery chapel
18 “Do you see me?” – Jerrell Williams, director of Prison Ministries, Offender/Victim Ministries forum
21 To what are you bound? – a contemplative, Easter-themed Holy Week chapel chapel
23 I am the bread of life – Justin Heinzekehr, registrar chapel
28 Life plans? That’s cute – Kate Mast and Bethany Miller, Admissions counselors chapel
30 March Madness: Things I learned in basketball – Bryan Kehr, women’ soccer coach chapel


1 When change is in the air – Steph Swartzendruber, resident director; Karli Rodriguez, sophomore; Rob Ramseyer, v.p. of Student Development chapel
3 Respectable sins – Mike Schultz, pastor chapel
5 Emergency preparedness forum
8 Camp day – Mandy Yoder (Amigo Centre) and Colton Eby (sophomore) chapel
10 Mission and service day – Carl and Dove Leinbach, Sharing with Appalachian People (SWAP) chapel
12 Music department forum
15 I am the gate – Aaron Austin, Bethel College chapel
17 I am the good shepherd – Ken Rodgers, music faculty chapel
19 Shane Claiborne – ordinary radical – author, community organizer, activist, peace lover Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series forum
22 I am the way: Know the way, go the way, show the way – Dave Miller, pastor, Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford, Neb. chapel
24 Reflections on Luke 7:11-17 – Kevin King, executive director, Mennonite Disaster Service chapel
26 Carol Lewis – president, Communities in Schools of Georgia Melva Kauffman Lecture Series forum
29 I am… – Dr. Cynthia Wolford, senior pastor, Greater Faith Christian Church, Wichita chapel


6 Measuring success – sophomore Isaiah Crosby chapel
8 Three highs and one low – Howard Keim on his experience of the Hesston College presidency forum
11 Getting to know Mark – Mark Landes, vice president of Finance and Auxiliary Services chapel
13 Life in song – Josh Lightsey, class of 2013 chapel
15 What is leadership? Exploring Hesston’s new leadership program – Members of the Leadership Task Force and students forum
18 Believe it or not (what you believe can make or break you) – Larry Catlett, Pastoral Ministries class of 2011 Martin Luther King week chapel
20 Trumped up fears: Words from Jesus, MLK and Sunatillo Karimov – John Sharp, history and Bible faculty Martin Luther King week chapel
22 I have a dream – Carlota Ponds, Alumni and Church Relations department Martin Luther King week forum
25 Sin will take you farther than you want to go – Kyle Isaac, freshman, Hillsboro, Kan. chapel
27 Highlights from James and a semester Bible study – Shelby Miller and Anna Martin, sophomores chapel
29 Start here, then what? Workshops on transferring form Hesston College forum


2 Christmas candlelight chapel – Christmas songs and scripture in the Community Center chapel
4 This Lark life – podcast listening party forum


2 O worship the Lord – a music-based time of praise chapel
4 Celebrating 10 years, Disaster Management/Mennonite Disaster Service: Faith, work and service – Alicia Hurst ’08, Disaster Management graduate, Mennonite Disaster Service worker chapel
6 Talking trash – sophomore Emily Kauffman and freshman Emily Weaver, Campus Stewardship Council forum
9 Masterpiece – freshman Zach Stauffer chapel
11 Start Here, Go Everywhere…to experience true greatness – Landon Jordan ’03, pastor, New Anthem Community Church (Park City, Kan.) chapel
13 Music department forum
16 Te Deum: Praising God with music – music students chapel
18 Praying with the Psalms – Fr. Nicholas Voelker, St Mary’s Catholic Church (Newton) chapel
20 Words alive! forum
23 Haydn: The Creation – Russell Adrian, music faculty chapel
25 Thanksgiving chapel: Which options fill your plate? – Pastor Wendell Daniel, father of freshman Tanner Daniel chapel
30 Hesston (Hollywood) Squares: Christmas edition chapel


2 The wretched afterlife of Harriet Koop – André Swartley, English faculty forum
5 Foster parenting: Loving children into the family – Laurie Oswald Robinson chapel
7 Stories of service in Palestine and Israel – Cat Keating and Nicholas Pope, Mennonite Central Committee workers in Palestine/Israel (via Skype) Mission/service days chapel
14 The heart of Anabaptism: More different or similar? – Scott Friesen, resident director, and Todd Lehman, campus pastor chapel
16 Liberty and justice for all – John Sharp, history faculty, colleagues and students forum
19 Spiritual direction: Listening, noticing and beholding – Carol Mulkin, spiritual director and retreat leader chapel
21 Finding hope in Christ, community and creation – Parables, a worship team from Goshen (Ind.) College chapel
23 Islamic State: Who are they and what do they want? – Dave Osborne, director of International Admissions forum
26 Service by noticing – Jerrell Williams, director of M2 Prison Visitation Program chapel
28 Etched in Sand…etched on God’s hand – Faith and Discipleship class chapel
30 Science for citizens – Brent Yoder, vice president of Academics forum


2 Lectio Divina – Fr. Nicholas Voelker chapel
4 Understanding Title IX at Hesston College forum
7 Where will we fix our eyes? – Wendell Loewen, youth ministry professor, Tabor College chapel
9 Who is my neighbor? – Disaster Management Program students chapel
11 Inclusion and diversity: Creating a common language forum
14 Your unique spiritual personality – Todd Lehman, campus pastor chapel
16 Be a Barnabas – Cleo Koop, Disaster Management faculty chapel
18 The ups and downs, ins and outs of transferring – Andrew Penner ’12, admissions counselor, Eastern Mennonite University forum
21 Reflections on Psalm 42 – Crystal Jo Davis, Disaster Management faculty chapel
23 Love God, love people – Meg Leatherman, Admissions visit and event coordinator chapel
28 Celebrating and honoring creation – Jim Yoder, Chemistry faculty chapel
30 Tire shop in Missouri – Dustin Galyon, men’s basketball coach chapel


17 Walking in the waves – Todd Lehman, campus pastor chapel
19 Why have a theme verse? – President Howard Keim chapel
21 Front page news: Exploring relationships between current events and Source Courses – Source Course instructors forum
24 Knowing Jesus – Scott Friesen, resident director chapel
26 On loving your neighbor – representatives of local service agencies chapel
28 Be our guest: Ordering from the academic success menu forum
31 Friendships and pathways – Jonathan Gonzalez, ministry assistant chapel


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.