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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.

Brad Kochis

Rev. Brad Kochis

Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Advancement

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

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 CucklerSarah Cuckler – Hi! I am a junior Elementary Education and Intervention major. My favorite thing about MVNU would definitely be the great Christian community and the caring professors. Around campus, I also work as a senior tour guide and a special events ambassador. For fun, I love to read, hang out with my friends, and be outside.
  • Brett DillingerBrett Dillinger – Hi everyone! I am a sophomore studying Pastoral Ministry and Psychology. My favorite thing about MVNU is playing intramurals with all of the friends that I have made at MVNU. I think MVNU is a wonderful place to be because the people and professors here are as awesome as they get! I love going to the library and reading while I drink some good coffee from our local Happy Bean café.
  • Cassidy HooverCassidy Hoover – Hello! I’m a sophomore here at MVNU. I am majoring in Social Work and minoring in Criminal Justice. I would like to work with kids and help families in need! My favorite thing about MVNU is the atmosphere. The students, staff, and professors are all so friendly! For fun, I like to drink coffee with friends and explore new places.
  • Ryan KuhnRyan Kuhn – Hi there! I am a junior Finance major and my goal is to become a Christian financial planner. MVNU has been home for as long as I can remember. I grew up in the Nazarene Church and spent many weekends on campus here at MVNU. My favorite thing at MVNU is the intramural sports! I get involved in every intramural season. I love the way the community comes together for friendly competition.
  • Abigail WallisAbigail Sampson – Hello there! I am a senior double majoring in Nursing and Psychology. I have been involved in the MVNU community for all four years, and have loved meeting and developing the relationships I have here on campus. My favorite thing about MVNU is the ability we must develop professional and personal relationships with my classmates and professors. I love getting to know that I am getting an amazing education and my professors care not just about my grades, but about how I am doing in everyday life. When I am not on campus or doing MVNU events, I love sitting at home and working on my crafts and art projects as a stress reliever!
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