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.

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Anne Whalen
Director of the Preaching and Music Ambassador Program

Meet Our Preaching Ambassadors

Brandon Barrows '18/'21

Roseville, Michigan

Pastoral Ministry

Sim'phwe Bhebhe '20

Pretoria, South Africa

Pastoral Ministry

Jessica Bishop ’20

Asheboro, North Carolina


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

Lukas Cantrell ’22 

Hobart, Indiana 

Ministerial Missions 

Stephen Carnell ’21

Kouts, Indiana

Pastoral Ministry / Theology

Braxsten Cook ’21 

Kingston, Missouri

Pastoral Ministry / Communications 

Nicole Courtoise '23

Pekin, Illinois


Ryan Crawley ’19/'21

Lincoln, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Isaac Derr '23

Jonesville, Michigan

Pastoral Ministry

Nathan Gonzalez '22

Pleasant Praire, Wisconsin 

Pastoral Ministry 

Josh Helm '22

Pekin, Illinois 

Youth Ministry 

Hannah Hill '23

Lemont, Illinois

Ministerial Missions

Jacob Hooper '22

Gilberts, Illinois

Computer Science

Dakota Hunter ’18

Monmouth, Illinois

Spanish / Intercultural Studies

Nico Jaimes '18

Apopkam, Florida

Children's Ministry

Jesse Johnson ’20

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

Landon LaBaw '23

Catlin, Illinois

Youth Ministry / Communication Studies

Nick Mansell ’21

Chesterfield, Virginia 

Youth Ministry 

Hunter Mantor ’20

Frankfort, Kentucky

Children’s Ministry

Donaven Mayer ’19/'21

Geneseo, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Deborah Mitchell ’22

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Pastoral Ministry 

Emily Painter '23

Rock Island, Illinois 

Children's Ministry

Tyler Robinson '20

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Art / Psychology

Luke Schmeltzer ’21

Morris, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Jaylenn Sutton '22

Berkeley, Illinois

Athletic Training / Biblical Studies

Brianna Wu '20

Rochester, New York

Children's Ministry 

Anne Whalen


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.

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