Chapel and Forum Schedule


2 Larkfest awards ceremony forum


2 Kinship concealed – kinship revealed – Dwight Roth and Sharon Cranford chapel
4 Hope and action in the midst of despair – Dr. Kathy Short, University of Arizona (Tucson) professor in the Language, Reading and Culture program forum
7 HC Nursing spring break India trip – nursing students, faculty member Jean Smucker Rodgers and pastor John Murray chapel
9 The stuff of hope; becoming who we are – Lamar Roth and Joel Kauffman chapel
11 Music program recitals forum
14 Stereotype week: the good Samaritan – HC community chapel
16 Stereotype week: what others think I do – HC community chapel
21 Easter chapel celebration chapel
23 Earth Day stewardship – Michele Hershberger, Bible and ministry faculty chapel
25 10-day give clothing drive – HC community forum
28 The last word – retiring faculty and staff Lorna Harder (biology, computer information technology), Sue Stuckey (Food Service), Marion Bontrager (Bible and ministry) chapel
30 Commissioning chapel for students, faculty and staff entering Christian service or mission chapel


3 Scenes from Tartuffe chapel
5 Ash Wednesday chapel chapel
17 You are the potter, I am the clay – Steve Fry, potter from Elk Falls, Kan. chapel
19 Listen up – Michael Miller, Bible memory camp director chapel
21 Music program recital forum
24 Loren Swartzendruber, president, Eastern Mennonite University chapel
26 Take the onesiphorus challenge – President Howard Keim chapel
28 Words alive! – English program forum
31 Women of courage, character and commitment – HC community members, Women’s History Month chapel chapel


3 Chapel in the style of Campus Worship – Nick Yoder chapel
5 Take the onesiphorus challenge – President Howard Keim chapel
7 Inside the box, outside the box, moving toward utopia and finding the spaces in between – Derek Hamm, assistant professor of graphic design at Tabor College (Hillsboro, Kan.) forum
10 Good water! – Jenelle Roynon and Corbin Graber of Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp Camp ministry days chapel
12 Touch and go – Ryan Durbin of Eastern Mennonite Missions Mission and service days chapel
14 Exposing rape culture on the college campus – Megan Tyner (theatre faculty), Karin Kaufman Wall and Michelle Armster, Mennonite Central Committee forum
17 Music program chapel chapel
19 Pioneers, partners and pathways – Drama in the Church class chapel
21 On food and creativity – Katie Boyts, HC class of 2002, writer and pastry chef at Dooby’s Coffee (Baltimore, Md.) forum
24 Let love lead the way – Jeremy Kempf, worship pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church, Phoenix, Ariz. chapel
26 Black History Month chapel – faculty members John Sharp and Marelby Mosquera chapel
28 John Woolman, Quaker abolitionist – Kevin Wilder, Bible and psychology faculty forum


8 Looking back and looking ahead – Hesston College Chapel Committee chapel
10 The future belongs to the curious: Steps to getting the most out of your academic experience – Kendra Burkey, communications faculty forum
13 Our story – Michael Armstrong, Admissions, and Becky Armstrong, Student Life chapel
15 Ministry Assistants chapel
17 Biology – a lifelong affair – Francisca Mendez Haclerode forum
20 MLK week – John Sharp, history faculty chapel
22 MLK week – Dr. Sharon Cranford and Dr. Evies Cranford, college educators and community leaders, Wichita, Kan. chapel
24 Reflections on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. forum
27 Stories of amazing welcomes by Muslims – David Shenk chapel
29 The intersection of loving and living: Entering the territory of loving ourselves, too – Renee Kanagy, pastor, New Creation Fellowship, Newton, Kan. chapel
31 Bridging the gap between academics and sustainability – Campus Stewardship Council forum


2 Christmas HesstonCollege Squares – Faculty and Staff in Community Center chapel
4 Christmas candlelight chapelin Community Center chapel
6 The Story of stuff – Campus Stewardship Council in K150 forum


1 A good Amish quilt folded like money – Janneken Smucker forum
4 What would Jesus text? – Peter Eash-Scott, stay-at-home dad and sketch comedy actor chapel
6 Aid or trade? – from poverty to prosperity – look to business to make it happen – Lauren Good, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) senior consultant/project manager – agriculture, based in Washington, D.C. chapel
8 Sustainability stations – sponsored by the Campus Stewardship Council (in the HMC Community Center) forum
11 Life in Hebron as a CPTer (Christian Peacemaker Teams) – Jonathan Brenneman, Dave Osborne and Jill Schlabach chapel
13 Who we are: an expression of us – members of the Hesston College community chapel
15 Recital – Music program forum
18 Reflections on “home” – Marelby Mosquera and international students chapel
20 Academic chapel – Jim Mininger, former Hesston College interim president, academic dean and faculty member chapel
22 Words alive! – A collection of writing from Hesston College students forum
25 Communion: when that which ties Christians together keeps them apart chapel
27 A Communion service: Celebrating gratitude chapel


2 Twelve angry Christians – Luke Hartman, vice president of Admssions, Eastern Mennonite University chapel
7 Hispanic heritage month chapel – Faculty members Maria Day and John Sharp chapel
9 Mission and service days chapel – Melissa Waltner, Mennonite Central Committee chapel
16 Relief in a can – Jason Unruh chapel
18 Music department forum
21 All things new – Ballet Immanuel chapel
23 Check point – Todd Lehman, campus pastor chapel
25 Culture Week forum
28 When your world gets rocked – Stephen “Tig” Intagliata, Bluffton (Ohio) University campus pastor chapel
30 Finding God in the midst of trauma – Ruth Yoder Wenger, pastor-in-residence and disaster trauma trainer chapel


2 Helping flood survivors in Minot, N.D. – Disaster Management Program students chapel
4 Jesus in the real world – Hesston College Ministry Assistants chapel
6 Diversity and inclusion – Vonnie Sieber, v.p. of Advancement, and Tony Brown, social sciences faculty forum
9 Bombs, rebels and refugees: stories from Goma – MJ Sharp chapel
11 What in the world is happening in Syria – Dave Osborne, director of international admissions chapel
13 Music department forum
16 An ancient book in Post-Modern times – John Murray, pastor, Hesston Mennonite Church chapel
18 Coming home – Tim Foley, Mennonite Mission Network director of overseas missions chapel
20 A biblical perspective on home – Michele Hershberger, faculty, and Bible and ministry students forum
23 Sports culture: a formative factor? – Dave King, athletic director, Eastern Mennonite Universtiy (Harrisonburg, Va.) chapel
27 Homecoming chapel – Lisa Harrelson, Hesston College nursing class of 2009 chapel
30 Lord’s Prayer – reflective stations chapel


19 What is a potluck? – opening chapel chapel
21 Why prayer? – President Howard Keim chapel
26 What I did this summer – students and faculty chapel
28 How to meet your need to serve – representatives from local service agencies chapel
30 Academic services – Deb Roth, Student Support 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.

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