Bethel University-Community Impact Report 2021

&RPPXQLW\ ,PSDFW 5HSRUW _ Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company ® is one of the nation’s leading SURSHUW\ DQG FDVXDOW\ LQVXUHUV IRU PRUH WKDQ &KULVWLDQ PLQLVWULHV Based in northeast Indiana, they were founded more than a century ago RQ D FRPPLWPHQW WR EHDU EXUGHQV EDVHG RQ *DODWLDQV %URWKHUKRRG Mutual's insurance products and risk management resources are designed to protect the people, property, and reputation of churches, schools, colleges, camps and related ministries. Brotherhood Mutual has a long history of supporting Bethel University through board membership, event sponsorships, and various other RSSRUWXQLWLHV GDWLQJ EDFN QHDUO\ \HDUV $GGLWLRQDOO\ %URWKHUKRRG 0XWXDO KDV GLUHFWO\ EHQHƃWHG IURP WKH VNLOOV DQG H[SHUWLVH RI %HWKHO University graduates who have become valued employees. Brotherhood Mutual currently employs nearly a dozen Bethel graduates, including several within leadership. “We’re pleased to be among Bethel University’s community partners. We understand the immense value Christian education brings to our communities. That’s why we’re committed to walking alongside Bethel University as [they] raise up Christlike men and women whose hearts are focused on building the Kingdom,” says Mark Robison, chairman and president of Brotherhood Mutual. $GGLWLRQDOO\ WKH FRPSDQ\ RƂHUV VXPPHU RSSRUWXQLWLHV WR DUHD FROOHJH students, including those who attend Bethel. Recently, one student spent two summers at Brotherhood Mutual as part of its Mosaic program, ZKLFK RƂHUV D XQLTXH RSSRUWXQLW\ WR GHYHORS SURIHVVLRQDO VNLOOV DV DQ XQGHUJUDGXDWH 7KLV SUHSDUHG KHU ZHOO IRU HPSOR\PHQW LQ KHU ƃHOG RI interest. “We are deeply grateful for Brotherhood Mutual as a community partner and friend to Bethel who is committed to, engaged with and invested in the lives of young men and women pursuing educational excellence, spiritual formation, and character of integrity at Bethel University,” says Matt /HQWVFK 03$ &)5( YLFH SUHVLGHQW IRU LQVWLWXWLRQDO DGYDQFHPHQW DW %HWKHO With similar missions and goals, Brotherhood Mutual and Bethel are both working to transform communities for Christ. “Just as Bethel University is committed to helping students deepen their faith and serve their communities, we are committed to helping ministries grow and thrive, so they can reach their communities for Christ,” says Robison. 'DU\O 3DQQDEHFNHU Š JUDGXDWHG IURP %HWKHO 8QLYHUVLW\ WKHQ %HWKHO &ROOHJH ZLWK D GHJUHH LQ FRPSXWHU VFLHQFH DQG now serves as Vice President, Information Technology, for Brotherhood Mutual. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Bethel. “I believe a Christ-centered, liberal arts experience helps students develop versatile skills that transfer exceptionally well to the workforce. When you combine that excellent training with the compassion, care, and concern for others embodied by Bethel's leadership, I believe you produce students who graduate well-equipped to impact their world in very meaningful ways,” he says. 3 $ 5 7 1 ( 5 3 5 2 ) , / ( %(7+(/ ('8&$7,21 /($'6 72 6(59,1* MINISTRIES By Lissa (Grashorn) Diaz ’07 DARYL PANNABECKER