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Seminary Building Renovation Update
renoThe siding is off the old Music Building’s exterior, and the new ceilings has been installed. The recent renovations for the new seminary building are progressing well, and the workers are pleased with the goals they accomplished in the first work day. Although there are challenges to renovating a building, like taking off the walls and reinsulating the facility, the team of workers is confident that the renovations can be done by the start of the 2017 school year.

The project that officially began in September had many trials earlier this summer. Curt Fincham, Faith’s maintenance director, said that the progression for the plans themselves took a lot longer to be approved than he had wanted, but he is thankful for the goals that have been accomplished for the new seminary building. Even though the plans may have been slower than expected, it is satisfying to see the progression in a short time.

For the next renovation day, the work crew has set goals to accomplish. A smaller goal is taking care of carpeting the inside, and a bigger, more time-consuming goal is taking out all the windows and framing the new windows. The window framing will not be an easy task, but the team of workers will rise to the challenge and do the best they can to get this goal accomplished.

We look forward to what the team of workers is doing on the new seminary building, and we eagerly await to see the finished product.

—Written by student writer, Cara Hodak (Fr.)


Kimberly Tanner InformalKimberly 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. 


sauserFaith 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.

Here is your opportunity to make a difference at Faith. If you or some people in your church are willing to help us, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Dr. Tillotson's executive assistant, at 515.964.0601, ext. 234. The renovation will start this summer and our goal is to have it ready for fall 2017.


Faith Chorale Spring Concert

March 17

The Faith Chorale will present its annual spring concert March 17 at 7:00 pm. This concert will be held in the Nettleton Center.

Spring Alumni Dessert Fellowship

March 27, 7 pm

Join us for a time of fellowship with old classmates, and hear what's new at Faith.

Instrumental Spring Concert

April 7

The Faith Instrumental Ensembles will present their annual spring concert April 7 at 7:00 p.m. This concert will be held in the Nettleton Center.