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For information on MVNU's Church Relations please email our office at If you're interested in having one of the faculty/staff listed below come to your church service, special event or retreat, please contact us for calendar options. We're here to serve and resource you.

Stephanie Lobdell

Rev. Stephanie Lobdell

Campus Pastor

James Smith

Rev. James Smith

VP for University Relations & East Central Region Field Youth Coordinator | Profile Page

Henry Spaulding

Dr. Henry Spaulding

President | Office of the President | Profile Page

Doug VanNest

Dr. Doug VanNest

Professor of Pastoral Practics, Coordinator of Church Ministries and CMP Programs, Dean of the School of Christian Ministry | Profile Page

Brad Kochis

Rev. Brad Kochis

Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement

Jennifer Ballenger

Prof. Jennifer Ballenger

Assistant Professor of Youth and Family | Profile Page

Brenita Nicholas-Edwards

Dr. Brenita Nicholas-Edwards

Professor of Intercultural Studies | Profile Page

Timothy Radcliffe

Prof. Timothy Radcliffe

Assistant Professor of Theology | Profile Page

Jeanne Serrao

Dr. C. Jeanne Serrão

Professor of Biblical Literature | Profile Page

Henry Spaulding, III

Dr. Henry Spaulding, III

Assistant Professor of Theology, Associate Campus Pastor | Profile Page

Eric Vail

Dr. Eric Vail

Associate Professor of Theology | Profile Page

Michael VanZant

Dr. Michael VanZant

Professor of Biblical Literature and Coordinator of the Master of Ministry Program | Profile Page

The Student Travel Ambassadors (STAs) are current MVNU students who are trained in a similar fashion as our Admissions Counselors and sent out as MVNU representatives. They participate in college fairs, church visits, and youth conferences. Our STAs are students that are excited to share their MVNU experience with high school and middle school students. If you’d like to schedule an STA to attend an event please contact Anita Beal at for more information.

Our current student travel ambassadors are:

  • Sarah MeekSarah Meek Sarah is a junior majoring in both Intercultural Studies and Spanish. She is a small group leader and a student worker in the University Development Office. She loves being involved with all of the activities and sports events on campus. Her favorite thing to do is hang out with my friends and make new ones! Fun Fact: She absolutely LOVES popcorn.

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Church Relations