Faculty Spotlight – Stephen Love

by Paul Devine This is Kingdom. Stephen Love uses the phrase as a touchstone in all his work as Director of the Worship Ministry program at Manna University. “How does this assignment help an individual align with God’s Great Commission?” Love asks. “In what way is this strengthening their faith, challenging their lifestyle, developing their … Read more

Faculty Spotlight – Christine Bartel

by Paul Devine Taking a class in Manna U’s Counseling Department from Christine Bartel is a bit like joining her personal social network. “I am very relational. I love to know about my students,” Bartel explained. Bartel is active on her classes’ message boards and is often sending emails, or setting up Zoom meetings. She … Read more

Faculty Spotlight – Stefanie Ertel

by Paul Devine Anyone associated with Manna University over the past decade or so has experienced a positive impact from Stefanie Ertel. As Dean of Students from 2012-2019, Ertel oversaw many parts of student life and managed the school’s alumni association. Dean Ertel also directs the undergraduate program in Christian Leadership, a program she helped … Read more

From Intern to Director: Dee Bowie as the New Director for theEXPERIENCE College Internship

by Kimiko Gray Deandra “Mama Dee” Bowie’s internship journey began at a Manna Students Thanksgiving “stu” (an old-fashioned term for “student group event”) in 2016. Pastor Nick Ertel, theExperience director at the time, had an internship booth for anyone who wanted information on the program. After speaking with Pastor Nick, Dee was excited to learn … Read more

The Early College Experience

by Kimiko Gray   Not long ago, Nathalie Fletcher realized she wanted to pursue vocational ministry. To receive the necessary theological training, Nathalie turned to Manna University. She is currently in her second semester, and she has found the experience to be incredibly rewarding. “It was really, really fun,” she said, describing her time at … Read more