HESSTON – During an April 25 Hesston College chapel, 24 students, faculty and staff were commissioned for Christian ministry and service for summer and fall placements.
Placements span the globe in positions from camp counselor to supervisors at disaster sites to formal international mission experiences.
Doing an eight-week Disaster Management field experience at Pine Ridge (S.D.) Indian Reservation with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) are Peter Harris, Lititz, Pa.; Jonathan Landis, Sterling, Ill.; Joel Plank, Syracuse, Ind.; Samantha Rossin, Castle Rock, Colo.; and Keiko Ujiie, Osaka, Japan.
Matthew Glick, Bird In Hand, Pa., is planning a year of service with Mennonite Mission Network.
Luke Hertzler, Harrisonburg, Va., will serve for one week with Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) Sharing With Appalachian People (SWAP) program.
Rachel Horst, Food Services staff member, will serve with MDS in a destination yet to be determined.
David Ladwig, Wichita, Kan., will lead two weeks of camp for at risk youth with Legacy Ministries.
Elizabeth Miller, Archbold, Ohio, will serve as a teacher and assistant at a school in Honduras through MCC’s SALT (Serving And Learning Together) program.
Mackenzie Miller, Lancaster, Pa., will work and study Mandarin Chinese in Nanjing, China, during the 2018-19 year through Mennonite Partners in China.
Morgan Sterner, Lehi, Utah, will do 18 months of service at a destination yet to be determined with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Students serving as staff or counselors at camps include:
• Brielle Baucom, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, at a Lee’s Summit community summer camp.
• Savannah Bontrager, Milford, Nebraska, at Spruce Lake Wilderness Camp, Canadensis, Pennsylvania.
• Jeff Kauffman, Hutchinson, at Camp Mennoscah, Murdock.
• Morgan Lantz, Goshen, Ind., at Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, Divide, Colorado.
• Sophie Miller, Goshen, Ind., at Amigo Centre, Sturgis, Michigan.
• Jaelyn Rufenacht, Pettisville, Ohio, at Little Eden Camp, Onekama, Michigan.
• Angus Siemens, Newton, Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico.
• Carissa Slabach, Newton, at Ponca (Ark.) Bible Camp.
• Addie Swartzendruber, Henderson, Nebraska, at Crazy Head Springs Camp in Lame Deer, Montanna.
• Hannah Yoder, Freeman, South Dakota, at Swan Lake Christian Camp, Viborg, South Dakota.
• Noah Yoder, Harrisonburg, Virginia, at Highland Retreat Center, Bergton, Virginia
• Anna Zehr, Tiskilwa, Illinois, at Menno Haven Camp and Retreat Center, Tiskilwa.