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

Abigail Anderson ’20

Cincinnati, Ohio

Ministerial Missions

Brandon Barrows ’18

Roseville, Michigan

Youth Ministry

Brian Bowen ’21

Bonnie, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry / Computer Science 

Adam Brickner ’19

Freemont, Ohio

Christian Education

Jake Brugger ’19

Adrian, Michigan

Youth Ministry

Lukas Cantrell ’22 

Hobart, Indiana 

Ministerial Missions 

Braxsten Cook ’21 

Kingston, Missouri

Pastoral Ministry / Communications 

Ryan Crawley ’20

Lincoln, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Elizabeth Daanen ’20

Geneva, Illinois

Business Philanthropy 

Elise Fetzer ’19

Oak Lawn, Illinois

Biology / Intercultural Studies

Kevin Godsey ’21

Lake Zurich, Illinois 

Pastoral Ministry 

Nathan Gonzalez 

Pleasant Praire, Wisconsin 

Pastoral Ministry 

Josh Helm ’22

Pekin, Illinois

Youth Ministry 

Dakota Hunter ’18

Monmouth, Illinois

Spanish / Intercultural Studies

Rachel Johnson ’22

Oswego, Illinois

Youth Ministry

Jesse Johnson ’20

Kokomo, Indiana

Pastoral Ministry

Zach Klippert ’18

Puyallup, Washington

Pastoral Ministry

Bob Kuhn ’18

Demotte, Indiana

Philosophy and Religion

Nick Mansell ’21

Chesterfield, Virginia 

Youth Ministry 

Hunter Mantor ’20

Frankfort, Kentucky

Children’s Ministry

Auriana Mayer ’17/’19 M.A.

Geneseo, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry / M.A., Pastoral Ministry

Caleb Durbin ’19

Fairfield, Ohio

Youth Ministry

Grace Knowles ’22

Mattoon, Illinois

Youth Ministry

Donaven Mayer ’19

Geneseo, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Jeremy McGrath ’19

Bartlett, Illinois 

Corporate Communications 

Deborah Mitchell ’22

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Pastoral Ministry 

Esther Paek ’17/’19 M.A.

Richmond, Virginia

Computer Science / Religious Studies / M.A., Religion

Hailey Phelps ’20

Schererville, Indiana

Youth Ministry

Christian Reyes ’22

Emporia, Kansas

Pastoral Ministry

Cienna Riemersma ’18/Grad

Tinley Park, Illinois

Christian Education / Urban Ministry 

Chase Riley ’20

Kinmundy, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Luke Schmeltzer ’21

Morris, Illinois

Pastoral Ministry

Brennan Showers ’20

Stillman Valley, Illinois

Youth Ministry

Tyler Thornton ’18

Mesa, Arizona

Pastoral Ministry





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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