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Kassidy Rouse ’25 named the 2024 Bethel Newman Civic Fellow

Kassidy Rouse ’25 named the 2024 Bethel Newman Civic Fellow

Through her work with the housing justice nonprofit Urban Homeworks, Kassidy Rouse '25 has showcased remarkable servant leadership and a deep-rooted passion for social change. She hopes to use this experience to inform her own ministry work in the future.

July 11, 2024 | 9:49 a.m.

Meet Nick Cocalis, Bethel’s new lead campus pastor

Meet Nick Cocalis, Bethel’s new lead campus pastor

Nick Cocalis, Bethel’s men’s golf coach, will now serve as lead campus pastor, focused on providing students diverse opportunities to experience God during their time at Bethel.

July 10, 2024 | Noon

Eagle Brook Pastor Jason Strand wins Bethel preaching award

Eagle Brook Pastor Jason Strand wins Bethel preaching award

For preaching in ways that transform lives, Eagle Brook Senior Pastor Jason Strand ’01, S’07 won Bethel Seminary’s first annual Preaching Excellence Award.

June 20, 2024 | Noon

Providing the space: How Jo Saxton is investing in the next generation of leaders

As the new executive director of The 25, Jo Saxton brings a wealth of leadership experience from Christian, corporate, and nonprofit areas. She aims to guide and develop confident, young leaders who can make a positive change in their careers beyond Bethel.

June 10, 2024 | 9:17 a.m.

Meet the 2024 Omark Preaching Competition winners

Erica Stricklen S’25, Emmett Rogers S’28, Lydia Kaiser S’27, and Charlene Magill S’27 are the winners of the 57th Edwin J. Omark Preaching Competition. This year, students crafted their sermons around the theme of truth.

June 07, 2024 | Noon

Celebrating Excellence: the 2024 Campus Compact Award recipients

Learn more about the inspiring stories and meaningful work of the Campus Compact Award recipients.

June 05, 2024 | 10:45 a.m.

Bethel University’s class of ’24 steps into the world with faith and purpose

On Saturday, May 25, Bethel celebrated the achievements of its graduates from the university’s undergraduate, adult undergrad, and seminary programs. From overcoming challenges to embracing new opportunities, these graduates are ready to make an impact in the world. About 545 students from all programs graduated over the weekend.

May 30, 2024 | 2 p.m.

A history of preparing leaders, enriching students, and serving God’s kingdom

Growing up, Carole Spickelmier ’64 had a front-row seat to the kind of servant leadership at the core of Bethel’s education. Her father was former President Carl Lundquist. Along with building her own deep ties as a student and employee, she’s written and edited books chronicling Bethel and Converge history. She remains a faithful Bethel supporter and helped form a scholarship to prepare future pastors to lead churches.

May 28, 2024 | 1:05 p.m.

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