Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77): Saving Soldiers’ Lives

Todd Linder (’77) is aware of the importance of his job—and the reward for doing it well. “I do look at my job as keeping soldiers alive, and that makes it a critical job,” Linder said. The 60-year-old Montana resident is working in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. He trains American soldiers in the use of Ground [Continue Reading...]

Eat Mor Chickin! Shaffer (’08) to Own Chick-fil-A Franchise

Eat Mor Chickin! Shaffer (’08) to Own Chick-fil-A Franchise

During his senior year of college, Robert Shaffer solidified what his friends thought to be a curious career choice: to own and operate his own Chick-fil-A franchise. “They had this perception that Chick-fil-A was a run-down restaurant with poor quality and poor service,” Shaffer said. “Even my wife (girlfriend at the time) Mandy and her [Continue Reading...]

Music and Seminary: A Very Compatible Duo

2010 Graduate Andrew Mosier recently answered some questions regarding his current seminary training in Pennsylvania. What have you been doing since your graduation?  Since graduation I have gotten married, moved to Pennsylvania, started working at Chick-fil-A, started working on my M.Div. at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, begun work towards my counseling certification with CCEF (Christian [Continue Reading...]

Ray (’11) Shares Science Postgraduate Experiences

Ray (’11) Shares Science Postgraduate Experiences

Andrea Ray’s conversation with another Purdue University graduate student confirmed that God had placed her in the right place at the right time. “She said to me, ‘The only things I knew about you were that you spoke Spanish and that you believed in God,’ ” Ray recalled. Ray (’11) talked to Maranatha science students [Continue Reading...]

Davis to Graduates: Love God

Davis to Graduates: Love God

See Graduation photo galleries here John Davis asked the Class of 2012 to consider the most important lesson they have learned at Maranatha, then speculated as to their answers. Nursing students, Davis guessed, might say performing an emergency tracheotomy; for teacher education majors, classroom management; for business majors, investment strategies; for biblical studies majors, proper [Continue Reading...]

Larry Carlson: Faithful for 40 Years

Larry Carlson: Faithful for 40 Years

Athletic Facilities Manager Larry Carlson’s primary work responsibilities—setting up folding chairs, ironing uniforms, maintaining playing fields and the gym floors—haven’t exactly helped land him in the spotlight. But whatever the job, Carlson did it for the Lord. “To me, it’s (my) part in the puzzle, and it takes a lot of people to make a [Continue Reading...]

Recent Grad, Micah Lomax, Reflects on Grad School Experience

Micah Lomax graduated from Maranatha in 2010 with a BS degree in Music Education. Micah was accepted at Florida State University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, and he recently completed his MA in Music Theory. Additionally, Micah was privileged to be inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda which is the only national honors society for music. [Continue Reading...]

Dr. David Hershberger: Registrar and Renaissance Man

Dr. David Hershberger: Registrar and Renaissance Man

See photos of Dr. Hershberger through the years on our Facebook page The most pressing item on Dr. David Hershberger’s retirement agenda is what to do first. “I have a pretty broad range of hobbies,” Maranatha’s veteran Registrar admitted. Perhaps he’ll build custom furniture. Perhaps he’ll add to his collection of hundreds of history books. [Continue Reading...]

Weeks Added to Baptist Hall of Fame

Weeks Added to Baptist Hall of Fame

Dr. Richard Weeks had many different titles: Historian, Academic Dean, Bible Faculty, Committee Member, and Sports Statistician. Now there has been a new title added to that list: Hall of Fame member. Weeks has been inducted into the Baptist Hall of Fame. This is an honor previously given notable Baptists such as Ann Judson, Bob [Continue Reading...]