Chapel and Forum Schedule


2 Lois O’Malley and Jenny Cott, Dear Neighbor Ministries in Wichita forum
5 God’s plan for your life – what do you perceive? – Raelynn Reeves chapel
7 You have something to give! – students who served in camp ministry last summer chapel
9 Transitions seminars – various campus locations forum
12 Camp days chapel – Camp Mennoscah chapel
14 Mission/service days chapel – The Navigators chapel
16 Should I stay or should I go? – Julie Lehman, campus counselor forum
19 – Cesar Garcia, Mennonite World Conference general secretary chapel


1 “See, I am doing a new thing!” – Brad Burkholder, pastor, Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church chapel
3 Serving in the name of Christ – Disaster Management students share about their Summer Field Experience chapel
5 – sophomore Grace Allen forum
8 The God of preservation – Jerry Acosta, HC Pastoral Ministries grad and church planter in Wichita chapel
10 Worship through music – HC music scholars chapel
12 Awe, Father Boyle and Margins – Dave Nickel, First Mennonite Church, Lincoln, Neb. forum
17 Not a fad thing, but a real thing – Dustin Galyon, men’s basketball head coach chapel
19 Faithfully responding to climate change: Solutions to water and agriculture challenges in East Africa – Doug Graber Neufeld, professor of biology and director of the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions, Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Va.) forum
22 That was then, this is now – Rev Cynthia Wolford, pastor of Greater Faith Christian Church in Wichita chapel
24 Walk with me – Rev Cyneatha Millsaps, Markham, Ill., Executive Director, Mennonite Women USA chapel
29 The myth of Kansas sunsets (and other barriers to self-awareness and global engagement) – John Murray, dean of global engagement chapel
31 Learning to sing together, part 2 chapel


3 Tell me a story – President Joe Manickam chapel
5 Speed dating HC chapel style chapel
7 Emergency preparedness – Hesston Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services forum
10 Finding ourselves in Philly – sophomores Mariana Martinez Hernandez, DJ Kintigh, Anna Zehr, Masemo Wakibogo and Bible prof Michele Hershberger chapel
12 A Samaritan experience – meet in the HMC Community Center chapel
14 Transcultural learning opportunities – André Swartley, English prof forum
17 Learning to sing together chapel
19 Dreamings for a peace-filled world chapel
21 International Day of Peace – Armelda Xhari, sophomore, Lezhe, Albanian, and Ron Moyo ’12, outreach pastor, Whitestone Mennonite Church forum
24 The right to peace – student panel chapel
26 Taproot: a gap year experience in Philadelphia – Lindy Backus and Aldo Siahaan chapel
28 Lark Athletics – Lynn Fielitz ’79 and Malcolm Mann ’15 forum


20 Opening chapel – Community is the center of our life! chapel
22 Bold – Dustin Galyon, men’s basketball head coach chapel
24 Be our guest – academic services – Heidi Hochstetler and Deb Roth, Student Success forum
27 Live with purpose – Austin Mitchell, Hesston College class of 2015 and former staff member chapel
29 Illustrating your uniqueness chapel
31 Seeing with new eyes – Joanna Osborne Masingila, Syracuse University 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.