Preaching Ambassadors

Olivet’s Preaching Ambassador Program connects students preparing for ministry with the churches to which they are called to serve.

Both students and congregations reap immeasurable rewards as they establish these important connections. Students gain valuable ministry experience by preparing and delivering sermons for local churches. Congregations hear the preaching of God’s Word from the next generation of Church leaders, and meet the ONU students who benefit from their prayers and financial support.

Help support the ministry of Olivet's student Preaching Ambassadors by making a donation today.

Looking for more info?

Anne Whalen
Director of the Preaching and Music Ambassador Program
815-939-5291
awwhalen@olivet.edu

Meet Our Preaching Ambassadors

Amber Adkins '24

Lansing, Michigan

Pastoral Ministry

Max Baron ’21

US Virgin Islands, St. Croix

Pastoral Ministry

Brandon Barrows '18/'21

Roseville, Michigan

Pastoral Ministry

Brian Bowen ’21

Bourbonnais, Illinois

Religious Studies

Austin Brown ’19/'21

Westchester, Illinois

Master of Arts in Religion

Jake Brugger ’19/'21

Adrian, Michigan

Youth Ministry

KeLynn Brummell ’24 

Burr Ridge, Illinois

Corporate Communications 

Lukas Cantrell ’22 

Hobart, Indiana 

Ministerial Missions 

Stephen Carnell ’21

Kouts, Indiana

Pastoral Ministry / Theology

Braxsten Cook ’19/'21

Kingston, Missouri

Pastoral Ministry & Communications

Nicole Courtoise '23

Pekin, Illinois

Business

Shaun Fish '21

Yonkers, New York

Ministerial Missions

Daniel Fulks '22

Adrian, Michigan

Youth Ministry 

Brayden Fuoss '24

Chatsworth, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry 

Hannah Hill '22

Lemont, Illinois

Ministerial Missions

Dakota Hunter ’18

Monmouth, Illinois

Spanish / Intercultural Studies

Danae Jenkins '24

Howard, Ohio

Youth Ministry & Math Education

Jesse Johnson '20/'22

Kokomo, Indiana

Pastoral Ministry

Adam Keller '22

Normal, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Grace Knowles ’22

Mattoon, Illinois

Youth Ministry

Luke Krumsieg ’23

Lebanon, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Josh Mathiasen ’24

Elmhurst, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Donaven Mayer ’19/'21

Geneseo, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Jenna Merrill ’24

Normal, Illinois

Intercultural Studies & Business

Deborah Mitchell '22

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Pastoral Ministry

Emily Painter '23

Rock Island, Illinois 

Children's Ministry

Luke Schmeltzer ’21

Morris, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Makenzie Sherwood '22

Southport, North Carolina

Children's Ministry 

Jaley Stevens '24

St. Peters, Missouri

Youth Ministry 

Anne Whalen

Director 

awwhalen@olivet.edu

Help to Fund a Preaching Ambassador's Education

We all know quality higher education is expensive. There is a way to help ministry majors who are facing this challenge. Funding of Preaching Ambassadors exists to provide additional scholarship assistance to Olivet students preparing for Christian ministry so that their debt load upon graduation may be much lighter. Your donation will directly influence the life and future ministry of an Olivet student — a student like the many who are connecting with churches all across the Midwest through the preaching ministry.

Make a Donation