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Bethel makes new faculty and staff appointments

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2013-14 school year:

Nancy Ciskey, associate professor of nursing. She has an A.A. in nursing from Hutchinson Community College, a BSN from Newman University, Wichita, and an MSN and Family Nurse Practitioner certification from Wichita State University. She taught nursing for eight years at HCC and currently works as a nurse practitioner.

Joe Fenton (Nov. 2012), web editor for Institutional Communications and media services coordinator for Information and Media Services (IMS). He is a graduate of Hesston College and Goshen (Ind.) College and most recently worked at KWCH-Channel 12 in Wichita. 

Russ Francis (May 2013), information services coordinator for IMS. He was most recently the system administrator at the ACCK office in McPherson.

Matt Hein (May 2013), associate director of development. He is a graduate of Pratt Community College and has a B.S. in business administration from Bethel College. He was most recently employed as sales and marketing director at Sand Creek Station Golf Course, Newton.

Joseph Kotz, assistant football coach

Joel Linscheid, instructor of music and director of jazz studies (two-year sabbatical and study leave for James Pisano). He has a B.A. in music with K-12 education licensure from Bethel College and an M.M. degree in jazz performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado-Boulder. In February 2013, he completed a year of full-time travel and performance with The Glenn Miller Orchestra as a featured soloist, playing first tenor saxophone as well as clarinet and flute.

Robert “Bobby” Lloyd, assistant professor of business and economics. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration-management, a B.S. in foreign language-Spanish and an MBA from Fort Hays State University. He was most recently a commodities marketer in bulk fertilizer for Koch Nitrogen Co., Wichita.

Lindsay Luinstra, athletic training assistant

Donalyn Manion, communications coordinator for Institutional Communications. She has a BFA in graphic design from Wichita State University and spent two decades in University Publications at Kansas State University before, most recently, teaching graphic design and coaching softball at South High School, WIchita.

John Marble (Feb, 2013), head volleyball coach. He has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University, Irvine, Calif. He comes to Bethel from Dawson Community College, Glendive, Mont., where he was head volleyball coach and program director of engineering technology.

Stephanie Marsh-Ballinger (Dec. 2012), administrative assistant for the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR)

Mallory Marsh, director of forensics and instructor of communication arts. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the School of Communication Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and an M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in organizational communication from the University of Alabama, where she was assistant speech coach for the undergraduate forensics team.

Marty Mathis (Dec. 2012), head football coach. He has a B.A. in youth studies/African-American studies/art studies from the University of Minnesota. He comes to Bethel from Marian University, a Catholic liberal arts university in Indianapolis, where he spent six years as assistant football coach, co-defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. The Marian Knights won the 2012 NAIA national title.

James McCartney, assistant football coach

Aron Miller, assistant football coach

Heather Moore, nursing admissions and office administrator. She most recently worked as a surgery scheduler at Via Christi Clinic, Wichita.

Reilly Murphy, football offensive coordinator. He is a graduate of Grossmont Junior College, San Diego, and Indiana State University and earned his sports law certification from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego. He was most recently quarterbacks and tight ends coach at Notre Dame College, Cleveland, Ohio.

Wendy Nugent, alumni office administrative assistant. She was a long-time photographer and reporter for The Newton Kansan and currently does writing and photography for HarveyCountyNow.com.

Kerryn Opat, athletic training assistant

Malcolm Pearson, assistant football coach

Margo Schrag, Thresher Bookstore clerk 

Paige Townley, resident director of Haury Hall and coordinator of the First-Year Success initiative. She is a recent graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Chris Westover, instructor of music and director of instrumental music (three-year sabbatical and study leave for Timothy Shade). He has a B.A. in music from Western Kentucky University and an M.M. in instrumental conducting from Southern Methodist University and is completing a DMA in orchestral conducting at the University of Oklahoma, where he was music director of the OU Civic Orchestra and assistant conductor of both the OU Symphony and the OU Opera Theatre. 

Chi-Emeke Worthington (Dec. 2012), football co-defensive coordinator.  He has a B.S. in physical education from Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C., and a master’s degree in athletic administration and cultural studies from the University of Iowa. He comes to Bethel from Marian University, a Catholic liberal arts university in Indianapolis, where he spent two years as corners coach and defensive backs coach. The Marian Knights won the 2012 NAIA national title.

Adjunct instructors for 2013-14:

Heather Boyce Broddle, visual arts and design. She has a BFA in graphic design from Wichita State University and has worked as a freelance graphic designer for nearly two decades. She will teach Graphic Design I, II and III.

Lorna Harder, adjunct assistant professor of biology (sabbatical leave for Jon Piper). She has a B.A. from Bethel College and currently teaches biology and computer information technology courses at Hesston College. She will teach Environmental Science.

Justin Heinzekehr, Bible and religion. He has a B.A. in Bible, religion and philosophy from Goshen (Ind.) College and an M.A. in theology and ethics from Claremont School of Theology, where he is completing a Ph.D. in process studies. He will teach Health Care Ethics, Introduction to Biblical Studies and Nonviolence Theory/Practice.

Holly Nickel, literary studies. She has a B.A. in English from Bethel College and an M.A. English literature from Emporia State University. She is the owner of Lincoln Perk, Hesston, and co-owner of the Salted Creamery, Newton. She will teach Critical Writing.

Ryan J. Pendleton, business and economics. He has an MBA with a concentration in finance from Newman University, Wichita, and is the owner of Monkey Bars in Wichita. He will teach Principles of Finance and Principles of Microeconomics.

Thomas Rainer, visual arts and design. He has a BFA in graphic design from Wichita State University and is associate digital creative director for Armstrong Chamberlain, Haysville. He will teach Special Topics: Web Design.

Mary Schmidt, language. She has a B.A. in American Sign Language/English interpreting from Goshen (Ind.) College and an M.A. in marriage, family and child counseling from Fresno (Calif.) Pacific Seminary. She will teach Sign Language I and II.

Christy Schunn-Sebes, social work. She has a B.S. from Bethel College and an M.A. in social work from the University of Kansas and is executive director of the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network, Inc. She will teach Human Behavior in the Social Environment.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2013-14 Forbes.com analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see www.bethelks.edu.