Mission Board affirms 3 new campus ministers

The Southern Baptist campus ministers at the three largest universities in Nebraska and Kansas will be retiring at the end of the school year in May.

Rick Clock will be retiring after 32 years at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Brett Yohn and Bob Anderson have served for 40 years. Yohn leads the ministry at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln while Anderson serves at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

The KNCSB Mission Board on Friday, March 8, affirmed the three men and their wives who will be assuming the new leadership roles after Clock, Anderson and Yohn retire. Board members held a special prayer time for the three couples.

Robbie Nutter will take over the leadership role at Kansas State University. He and his wife, Gail, are 1997 graduates of K-State. They have served on the K-State Christian Challenge staff since graduating except for two years when they served with the International Mission Board.

Nutter will graduate in May with a master’s of divinity degree in collegiate ministries from Midwestern Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.

Jeremy Pape will be the new Christian Challenge director at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He and his wife, Amber, have served with UNL Challenge since 2005.

They are both graduates of Kansas State University, where they were active in Christian Challenge. Amber graduated in May 1999 and Jeremy in May 2000.

The Papes also served two years with the International Mission Board.

Ryan Stelk will assume the leadership role at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Stelk serves on K-State Christian Challenge staff. He and his wife, Ginger, are in their 10th year of campus ministry.

Stelk is a graduate of Cumberland College (now called University of the Cumberlands), a Southern Baptist college in Williamsburg, Ky. He is 10 hours away from earning a master’s of divinity degree in collegiate ministries from Midwestern Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.