News at Faith
Kimberly Tanner Joins the Faith Faculty
Faith is pleased to welcome Miss Kim Tanner back to our faculty. Kim previously taught communications courses at Faith from 2010-2012 as an adjunct professor. She will begin teaching communication and speech courses again this school year as a full-time faculty member.
Kim holds a bachelor’s degree from Clearwater Christian College, a master’s degree from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary, and a master’s degree from Iowa State University. She has served as a graduate assistant at ISU, an adjunct faculty member at FBBC, and a faculty member at Clearwater Christian College.
We are excited to have Kim back with us as she helps train students to better communicate the Word to the World.
Faith Welcomes Jordan Sauser
Jordan Sauser has joined the Faith Family as the director of financial aid and coach of the men’s soccer and track and field teams.
Jordan graduated from Faith in 2008. While a student, he competed in basketball, soccer, and track and field, where he distinguished himself as an All-American hurdler. He also served on three summer ministry teams.
Jordan and his wife, Laura, along with their children, Tinley and Ridley, live in the Ankeny area and are active members of Community Baptist Church. We look forward to having Jordan serve with us this coming school year.
Work Teams Needed for Renovation Project
We are undertaking a major renovation project during the 2016-2017 school year, and we need the help of work teams from churches.
Last fall we moved our Music Department from its building across the street from our main campus into the Nettleton Center to give our music staff better facilities. We will now renovate the former music building to be our seminary building. This renovation will give our seminary a greater identity and visibility.
We plan to do most of the renovation work ourselves, but we are counting on individuals and missions teams from churches to help us. Listed below are some areas where you can help:
BUILDING: Deck and stairs
FRAMING: Walls and windows
HANGING: Drywall, interior doors, light fixtures
HELPING: Electrical, HVAC, plumbing
INSTALLLING: Aluminum soffit, fascia, vinyl siding, bathroom fixtures, cabinets and countertops, PTAC units, windows
LAYING: Brick, carpet tile, ceramic tile
PAINTING/STAINING: Ceilings, doors, walls (all interior)
POURING: Concrete sidewalks, steps, driveway, parking lot
REMOVING: Bushes and shrubbery, carpet and floor coverings, concrete, drywall, furniture, interior doors and trim, interior walls and stairways, shelving, windows
TRIMMING: Baseboard, doors, stair rails, windows (all interior)
As you can see, we have need of skilled workers and people who can assist skilled workers.
Dr. Ken Rathbun Appointed Academic Dean
Dr. Ken Rathbun, a Faith grad and veteran missionary educator, has been appointed vice president for academic services and dean of the college. Dr. Rathbun has most recently served as a Baptist Mid-Missions missionary at Fairview Baptist Bible College in Westmoreland, Jamaica, where he was a professor and the academic dean. Dr. Rathbun's credentials and academic experience make him ideally suited to his new role at Faith. Read more.
Dr. Dean Taylor Named Professor of Pastoral Training
Dr. Dean Taylor has been named the new professor of Pastoral Training succeeding the retiring Dr. Robert Domokos. Dr. Taylor comes to us from two successful pastorates at Brookside Baptist Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and Calvary Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina. His wide experience as a pastor has prepared him to take this role of training men for pastoral ministry. Read more.
Faith Confers Honorary Doctorate on Rev. Vernon Rosenau
During our commencement services on May 6, Rev. Vernon Rosenau, the new president of Baptist Mid-Missions, was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. In conferring the degree, Dr. Tillotson said, "The Lord has already gifted and qualified Vernon Rosenau to be the new president of Baptist Mid-Missions. Our recognition today is meant to be a further confirmation that he is God’s man for this new ministry." Read more.
Minnesota Fall-Out RetreatOctober 20–22
A spiritually challenging weekend for Minnesota teens at Camp Jim.
Missions ConferenceOctober 24–28, 2016
Join the Faith Family as we focus attention on the theme "The Harvest is Now".
Festival of CarolsDecember 2 and 3
Begin your holiday season with a concert of festive Christmas music that highlights the birth of Christ.
Refresh ConferenceJanuary 31–February 3, 2017
A conference designed to refresh Christian leaders and their wives. Registration open.