As Bethel’s largest international trip to date, 48 people – including students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and friends of the college – traveled to Israel to learn about the Bible in the places Scripture happened. Each day of the 12-day journey involved bus rides, hikes and lessons at key Biblical locations, including the Dead Sea, Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Mount of Olives and Gethsemane, just to name a few.
Associate Professor of Mission Kent Eby ’94, Ph.D., traveled to Tanzania, Africa, to minister alongside pastors of the Maasai Tribe this summer.
Paqui and Brian Kelly are passionate about supporting educational, heath care and community initiatives through the Kelly Cares Foundation. That’s why they chose to support the renovation of Bethel’s largest lecture hall on campus, which will primarily be used as a classroom for nursing and science lectures.
As the Missionary Church Endowed Professor of Biblical Theology, David McCabe, Ph.D., holds Bethel’s first-ever endowed professorship, where an external entity perpetually supports a faculty member.
When New York Times best-selling author Lee Strobel came to campus to speak at Bethel’s first-ever Give Back Gala on May 12, there was no one more excited to see him than Bethel mom and grandma Mattie Ulrich, of Osceola, Ind. Mattie had been waiting to meet Strobel for nearly 40 years – since 1978, when their lives intersected in a way that would change them both forever.
For the past 10 years, Jorge ’10 and Caron ’09 have been taking care of others and sharing their lives through soccer.
Eleven players from Bethel’s men’s soccer team traveled to Asia in June, where they interacted with children in orphanages and prisons, sharing and connecting through their sport.
Coaches have been hired and recruitment is currently underway for two brand new varsity sports at Bethel College. Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving and Men’s and Women’s Bowling will be offered starting in the fall of 2019.
Biology major and cadaver lab intern Darrian Arch ’18 is using her platform as Miss Indiana USA to advocate for organ donation.
Greg Conrad ’81, ’04, spent his career in health care administration, most recently serving as president of Beacon Health Ventures.