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Bethel makes new faculty and staff appointments

April 16th, 2018

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College announces the following new administration, faculty and staff appointments for the 2017-18 school year:

Terri Anderson, admissions counselor.

Andrea Bell, systems analyst.

Joel Boettger ’13, instructor of jazz studies. He has a Master of Music degree in jazz and contemporary media from the Eastman School of Music.

Meredith Dwyer, assistant professor of business and economics. She has an MBA in leadership from Newman University.

Victor Garcia-Bebek, head men’s soccer coach.

Cammie Goen, assistant to the director of alumni relations, institutional researcher and instructor in sociology. She has an M.A. in sociology from Wichita State University.

Peter Goerzen ’07, instructor of Bible and religion. He continues as campus pastor. He has an M.Div. from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Kellen Goertzen ’12, clinical education coordinator for athletic training program. He has a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska.

Nick Greenway, coordinator of residence life.

Alex Hagan ’16, head women’s soccer coach.

Greta Hiebert ’85, assistant to the director of development.

Tony Hoops ’05, athletic director. He continues as head men’s basketball coach.

Connie Jacob, assistant professor of nursing. She has a Master of Science in Nursing, nurse educator, from Fort Hays State University.

Chandra Johnson, academic coach. She has a master’s degree in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Fresno (California) Pacific University.

Drew Johnson, head women’s basketball coach.

Nicole Johnson, assistant women’s basketball coach.

Rosa Lee, assistant professor of music. She has a DMA in piano performance and literature with a minor in pedagogy from the Eastman School of Music.

Julian Liby, multi-media coordinator in Institutional Communications.

Donalyn Manion, instructor of graphic design. She continues as communications coordinator/graphic designer in Institutional Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Wichita State University.

Rachel Messer, assistant professor of psychology. She has a Ph.D. in lifespan developmental psychology-cognitive track from Oklahoma State University.

David Middleton, head softball coach (formerly assistant softball coach).

Stacy Middleton ’95, head volleyball coach and associate head softball coach (formerly head softball coach).

Jeremy Mitchell-Koch, associate professor of chemistry. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Kansas.

Mary Noella, custodian.

Taylor Parker, assistant track coach.

Kelsay Gardiepy Rychener, instructor of communication arts (sabbatical replacement). She has an communication from Wichita State University.

Siobhán Scarry, associate professor of English (permanent appointment after two years as visiting professor). She has a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Andrew Schmidt ’10, associate director of admissions for constituency and church relations.

Eric Schrag ’98, vice president for institutional advancement.

Morgan Schreffler, assistant professor of mathematics. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Kentucky.

Renae Stucky ’16, interlibrary loan assistant and Kauffman Museum assistant.

Michael Taylor, director of forensics and instructor of communication arts. He has an M.A. in communication studies: performance studies from the University of Northern Iowa.

Connie Winter, admissions data entry coordinator.

Sheena Youngers, web developer.

Adjunct faculty

Elizabeth Conkle, nursing

Jessie Jiang, Chinese language

Johanna Jones, nursing

Damon Klassen ’98, theater

Kathy Schroeder ’77, visual art and design

William Simkulet, philosophy

Bethel College is No. 1 in College Consensus’ ranking of Kansas colleges and universities, and is the only Kansas private college listed in the analysis of top colleges and universities, for 2017-18. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.