News at Faith
Men's Soccer Team Has Record-Setting Year
The Faith men's soccer team, under head coach Gary Backous, finished the regular season at 12-2-0, placed third in the MCCC conference tournament, and won the NCCAA II region championship game. The team then moved on to the national tournament in Kissimmee, Florida, November 11-14. The team was seeded sixth in the tournament and finished in sixth place, tied for the best finish at a national tournament in school history. At the conclusion of the tournament, after a brilliant tournament in goal, sophomore David Levy was named to the All-Tournament Team, joining four-time All-American Clifton Barth as the only other Eagle to earn this recognition.
The Eagles history year led to eight team and five individual school records being tied or broken including fewest goals allowed (19), lowest goals against average (0.9 goals/gm), highest winning percentage (.786), most wins (16, tied 2003), fewest losses (4, tied 1975, 82, and 83), most shutouts (10, tied 2010, 13), most wins to start a season (7), and most regular season wins (12).
It was a monumental season as the Eagles went 16-4-1 on the year, winning their first region championship since 2006 and finishing with an amazing opportunity to compete with the best Christian college teams in the country in Florida. We commend our 2015 men's soccer team for their excellent year. Read the full story here.
Mark Davis Appointed as a Vice President
Mark Davis ('03, '07), who has served for several years as our director of admissions, has been appointed as vice president for enrollment and student life. In this new role he will continue as director of admissions and add oversight of the Student LIfe, Athletic, and Alumni Departments at Faith. Mark's passion and commitment to Faith suit him well for this enhanced role. He will continue to travel and represent Faith in camps and conferences. We appreciate Mark's willingness to take on these additional tasks to advance the ministry of Faith.
New Staff Members
Faith welcomes four of our graduates to full-time staff posiitons. Leanna Acree ('15) is now the alumni coordinator and will devote her time and skills to promoting the Faith Alumni Association. She will be responsible for the increased communication with our alumni. Karis Cole ('15), who worked at Faith part-time the last two years as a student, now works full-time. She divides her time between the Business Office and the Advancement Department. In her Business Office role she also spends some time as our receptionist, so if you call Faith, you may hear her pleasant voice. Bri Harrier ('11) is now the executive assistant for President Jim Tillotson. In her role she assists the president and coordinates his schedules. Nick Payne ('13, '15) has been working part-time in our IT Department and now moves to a full-time position in that area. Since so much of our work at Faith depends on IT, Nick is a valuable addition to our staff. These four individuals bring a high level of skills and commitment to their new roles at Faith.
New Music Faculty Member
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Sherri Nicholson as a new faculty member in our Music Department. Sherri graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music and Bible and from Bob Jones University in 2006 with a Master of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy. Since then she has been actively involved in the music ministry of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and in operating a private piano studio of thirty students.
At Faith Sherri will teach music theory, music appreciation, and give private piano lessons. Sherri states that her goal at Faith is to provide "excellent piano and music instruction for the next generation of Christian musicians." Sherri and her husband, Jason, have four daughters—Priscilla, Elizabeth, Olivia, and Lilly. The addition of Sherri Nicholson further strengthens Faith's Music Department both musically and spiritually.
Festival of CarolsDecember 4, 5
Begin your Christmas celebration by joining us for an evening of music that exalts our Savior.
Refresh ConferenceFebruary 9–12
A specialized conference for pastors and wives to refresh you in your ministry
Scholarship WeekendMarch 17–19
High School seniors: spend a weekend at Faith interviewing for scholarships.
Student Leadership SummitApril 14–16
Hear Carl Kerby and Dr.Jonathan Sarfati address the theme of Creation: The Great Debate.