New leaders assume campus ministry roles

New directors have assumed the leadership of the Southern Baptist campus ministries at the three largest universities in Nebraska and Kansas.

The Reconnect reunion of Kansas-Nebraska campus ministry alumni honored Brett and Mary Yohn along with Bob and Sandie Anderson on their retirement after 41 years of ministry. The reunion was held Aug. 2-4 in Overland Park, Kan.

The Yohns served at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while the Andersons served at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Reunion participants also paid tribute to Rick and Gay Lynn Clock who retired after 33 years of service at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Although the Clocks did not attend the reunion, they were remembered for their faithful service in an environment where Christian ministry is difficult.

Here is information about the new campus ministry directors:

University of Kansas

Ryan Stelk has assumed the leadership role of the Southern Baptist campus ministry at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Stelk previously served on the Christian Challenge staff at Kansas State University. He and his wife, Ginger, are in their 10th year of campus ministry.

Ryan 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.

Ryan and Ginger have four children.


Kansas State University

Robbie Nutter has taken over the leadership role at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. 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 graduated in May with a master’s of divinity degree in collegiate ministries from Midwestern Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.

Robbie and Gail have three children.


University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Jeremy Pape is the new director of Christian Challenge at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He and his wife, Amber, have served with UNL Challenge since 2005. They are both graduates of Kansas State University and have two sons.

Jeremy and Amber also served two years with the International Mission Board. They have completed some coursework with Emmanuel House Seminary.

Visit the UNL Christian Challenge Web site and look for it on Facebook.