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Faculty and Staff Members of Grace College Honored for Years of Service

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Back Row: Glenn Goldsmith (15 yrs), Dr. James Swanson (20 yrs) Third Row: Dr. William Katip, Dr. Mark Norris (10 yrs) Second Row: Sandra Ide (10 yrs), Deb Musser (20 yrs), Leana Allison (25 yrs), Melissa Chappell (10 yrs), Deb Katip, Chad Briscoe (5 yrs), Dr. Roger Peugh (25 yrs), Dr. Nate Bosch (5 yrs), Susan Koser (10 yrs) Front Row: Sina Locke (15 yrs), Deonda Jones (20 yrs), Tonya Cardin (5 yrs), Collette Olson (20 yrs), Christine French (5 yrs), Scott Blum (10 yrs), Charlanne Wolff (5 yrs), Carol Vosberg (20 yrs) Not Pictured: Mike Alejado (5 yrs), Heather Johnson (5 yrs), Kim Reiff (5 yrs) and Mike Yocum (20 yrs)

Each year, Grace honors faculty and staff who have served the college for five years, and again every five years thereafter. This year, Grace honored 23 members of the college and seminary at their annual luncheon. First-time honorees included Mike Alejado, assistant volleyball coach; Chad Briscoe, athletic director; Dr. Nate Bosch, associate professor of Environmental Science; Tonya Cardin, office manager for the School of Ministry; Christine French, coordinator of Special Needs Services; Heather Johnson, head softball coach; Kim Reiff, chair of the Art Department; and Charlanne Wolff, counselor.

Ten-year honorees included Scott Blum, women’s basketball coach; Melissa Chappell, staff accountant; Sandy Ide, student accounts manager; Sue Koser, registration technician; and Dr. Mark Norris, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Fifteen-year honorees included Glenn Goldsmith, off-campus student coordinator and assistant chief of Campus Safety and Sina Locke, administrative assistant for Student Affairs and Academic Services.

Six individuals were honored for 20 years of service, including Deonda Jones, OIT programmer and analyst; Deb Musser, director of the counseling center; Collette Olson, payroll coordinator; Dr. Jim Swanson, vice president of Student Affairs and Academic Services; Carol Vosberg, administrative assistant in the School of Education; Mike Yocum, associate professor of Communication; Leana Allison, campus post office supervisor and Dr. Roger Peugh, campus prayer coordinator, were honored for 25 years of dedicated service as well.

“Grace College & Seminary would not be what it is today if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of so many individuals,” said Grace President Bill Katip. “Congratulations to all of our honorees this year. We are so thankful for each and every one of them.”

Winona History Center Receives Ken Anderson Materials

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Pictured left to right are Lane Anderson, Margaret Mauzy, Naoma Clark, Ken Anderson Jr., and Melody Anderson

The children of late Christian writer, editor, and filmmaker Ken Anderson (1917-2006) recently presented Grace College’s Winona History Center with hundreds of documents, letters, and artifacts related to the life and ministry of Anderson and his wife, Doris.

“These materials are a perfect fit for the History Center,” commented director Jared Burkholder.

“Anderson’s work was interconnected with Winona Lake’s religious heritage and contributed to its reputation as a regional center for American evangelicalism. It is a privilege that the family has entrusted the Grace College archives with these materials.”

In time, the items will be catalogued and made available to researchers who might be interested in the history of Christian films as a distinct genre, the use of media in evangelism, or in the personal story of the Anderson family. Anderson wrote 77 books and made over 200 films, which were used primarily among Christian youth groups and conference gatherings, including those of Youth for Christ International.

This past Tuesday, June 3, representatives from Grace College celebrated the Anderson family’s gift with a luncheon attended by five of Ken and Doris’s children and their spouses.

Grace Website Wins Three National Awards

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Grace’s athletic website www.GCLancers.com earned three national top-10 awards at this week’s NAIA-SIDA National Convention.

The newly redesigned website was launched less than a year ago in June 2013. At the national convention in Orlando, Fla., Grace’s athletic website tied for 10th place in the “Outsourced Websites” contest and was tops among the Crossroads League members. The Lancers’ website was designed by SIDEARM Sports and is maintained by Sports Information Director Josh Neuhart.

Additionally, GCLancers.com earned two top-10 results in the “Best Special Event Webpage” contest. The webpage celebrating the men’s basketball team’s 1,000 career victories was fourth at the national level, and the NCCAA Basketball Championship Central was eighth overall.

GCLancers.com posted over 400 articles during the 2013-14 athletic season. The website features live streaming of home contests, extensive photo galleries for each sport and social media integration. Grace also unveiled a complete mobilized version of the website during the past year.

“We couldn’t be more thankful for the national awards given to our website. Our online presence with the website is a crucial window into our institution and athletic department, so to receive these awards is a great honor,” said Grace athletic director Chad Briscoe. “Many people go into making our site a success. Josh Neuhart does a tremendous job managing the athletic site throughout the year, which is a huge recruiting tool for our athletic programs. Also we thank Dave Grout, Kevin Sterner and Vincent Sell from BrandPoet as they were an integral part of the design process to take our website to the next level.”

Pastor Needed – Huntington, IN

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Union Church is currently searching for a Lead Pastor to shepherd our congregation.  We are a large non-denominational congregation with multiple worship sites, located in the heart of rural Huntington County, Indiana. Established in 1946, we are a congregation led by a strong Elder Board (including the Pastor).  We are a conservative, evangelical church whose motto is “Loving God, Loving People”.

We are seeking a pastoral candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in an associate or lead pastor role
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience working with a multi-staff congregation

The preferred candidate will have had:

  • seminary instruction or a ministry degree
  • strong biblical preaching
  • leadership and relationship skills
  • worked with a multi-site congregation.
  • a proven record of casting a compelling vision for the church, including discipleship and spiritual formation.
  1. The preferred candidate should be strong in the following spiritual gifts:  faith, leadership & teaching.
  2. The preferred candidate should be strong in prayer and be able to give examples of answered prayers.

As we desire to minister to our community, we would prefer that candidates be willing to acclimate and integrate themselves into not only our church family, but our community family as well.

If you are qualified and interested in our position, please submit a resume and a statement of faith to the following email address:  tdbrumbaugh@yahoo.com .  You can also see more about Union Church at our website, www.unionchurchin.org

Grace College Announces Spring Dean’s List

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Grace College has released the names of students who displayed academic excellence in spring 2014. These students have therefore earned the honor of being placed on the Dean’s List.  To be eligible for the honor, students must be enrolled full-time and have a grade point average of 3.940 or greater for any given semester and a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or greater.

The following students were named on the spring 2014 Dean’s List:

Krista Acksel of Elkhart, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Acksel

Sarah Ahern of Grayslake, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ahern

Hannah Alcorn of Argos, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Alcorn

Kimberly Allred of Selma, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Steve Allred

Erick Anderson of Gurnee, Ill., son of Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Anderson

Brennan Angle of Nappanee, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Shannon Angle

Nathan Arnold of Winona Lake, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Howard Arnold

Tammy Baughman of Osceola, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Samuels

Brandon Bellinghausen of Conyngham, Pa., son of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Bellinghausen

Rachael Bellinghausen of Liberty Township, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Russell Neumeier

Kristi Berlet of Walton, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Berlet

Jessica Bickle of Columbia City, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bickle

Paul Blankley of Mooresville, N.C., son of Dr. & Mrs. Alan Blankley

Seth Booker of Bloomfield, N.M., son of Mr. & Mrs. Ted Booker

Jason Boyle of Auburn, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Steven Boyle

Mary Anne Brenner of West Chester, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brenner

Jennifer Brewington of Danville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brewington

Caitlin Brown of Elkhart, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Brown

Joshua Brown of New Paris, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brown

Katherine Brueck of Lakeville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stephan Brueck

Ethyn Brumbaugh of Winona Lake, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. David Brumbaugh

Carissa Buttermore of Canton, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Buttermore

Claire Byers of Ostrander, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Brad Byers

Grace Cahill of Lansing, Kan., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Cahill

Thomas Carini of Brookfield, Wis., son of Mr. & Mrs. Filippo Carini

Megan Carpenter of Pendleton, Ind., daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Scott Carpenter

Kayla Cervenka of Geneva, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cervanka

Christopher Chapman of Warsaw, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. David Chapman

Hannah Clemmons of Muncie, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Clemmons

Jacob Crone of White Pigeon, Mich., son of Mr. & Mrs. Scott Crone

Rachel Cross of Delaware, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jim Cross

Drake Darrah of Buffalo Grove, Ill., son of Mr. & Mrs. Craig Darrah

Kathleen DeVries of Oswego, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John DeVries

Laura Dewlen of Medaryville, Ind., daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Thomas Dewlen

Sarah Kreft of Winamac, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. DeWayne Doty

Carissa Eisenman of Woodburn, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Eisenman

Taylor Fanning of Bremen, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fanning

Amanda Farrell of Evart, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Scott Farrell

Kailee Feldman of Bremen, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Tim Feldman

Samantha Fisher of Warsaw, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fisher

Alisa Frankland of Jessup, Md., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Randy Frankland

Samantha Furto of Westville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Scott Furto

Bryce Glock of Leesburg, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Glock

Jennie Gold of Orrville, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Scott Gold

Mitchell Graff of Clarksville, Ohio, son of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Spies

Kathleen Graham of Westfield, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Graham

Maile Grout of Seymour, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Grout

Sarah Grube of Meyersdale, Pa., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Grube

Rachel Gruenloh of Jasper, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Gruenloh

Emily Guinter of Crawfordsville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Earl Guinter

Adam Gutwein of Warsaw, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Gutwein

Savannah Hadden of Carmel, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hadden

Lanae Haessig of Milford, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dave Haessig

Madisson Heinl of Natronna Heights, Pa., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Heinl

Emily Hickerson of Warsaw, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Hickerson

Sarah Hinkel of Lawton, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Hinkel

Jessica Hoffman of Helena, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Roger Hoffman

Laura Hoke of Marysville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. P. Jeffrey Hoke

Meredith Hollar of Warsaw, Ind., daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Steven Hollar

Jayna Huber of Peru, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Huber

Holly Hunt of Crawfordsville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Hunt

Carolyn Jaacks of Elgin, Ill., daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Dale Jaacks

Cassandra Jensen of Danville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lane Jensen

Allison Kauffman of Monroeville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Kauffman

Kyle Kent of Indianapolis, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Duane Kent

Hannah Knepper of York, Pa., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Knepper

Holly Kolberg of Syracuse, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Kolberg

Emily Koontz of Merrillville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Larry Koontz

Andrew LaGioia of Winona Lake, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Rock LaGioia

Michael LaGioia of Winona Lake, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Rock LaGioia

Gabrielle Lawrence of Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mark Lawrence

Leah Lazer of Bedford, Pa., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bob Lazer

Sarah Leichty of Bourbon, Ind., daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Brent Leichty

Andrea Maier of Anderson, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Scott Maier

Tricia Main of Belmont, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stephan Main

Erica Manchess of Pendleton, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Scott Manchess

Elizabeth Manko of Blacklick, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Eric Manko

Leah Manning of Garden City, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Brett Manning

Lydia Marsh of Danville, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Marsh

Kyle May of Carmel, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth May

Tiffany McCartney of Warren, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Timothy McCartney

Danielle McCowan of Muncie, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Terry McCowan

Grace McDillion of Warsaw, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Gerber

Amanda Medley of Clyde, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Medley

Ashley Meyer of Defiance, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Meyer

Meredith Michalski off Xenia, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Morris Michalski

Abigail Miller of South Charleston, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Miller

Adam Miller of Fort Wayne, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. John Miller

Daniel Moore of Wayland, Mich., son of Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Moore

Katherine Morrisroe of Valparaiso, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Morrisroe

Emily Musser, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Scot Musser

Rachel Nesbitt of Winona Lake, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Steve Nesbitt

Joseph Nishimoto of Lakewood, Calif., son of Mr. & Mrs. Darrel Nishimoto

Jessica Norris of Niles, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Norris

Brea Olson of Minneapolis, Minn., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Olson

Danielle Olson of Gaylord, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Olson

Jessica Otteman of Whittier, Calif., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Otteman

Haley Owen of Winona Lake, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Randall Owen

John Parker of Hanover, Mich., son of Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne Parker

Stephanie Perik of Batavia, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Perik

Bethany Pierschbacher of Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Pierschbacher

Rebekah Pityer of Essexville, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Chris Pityer

Alyssa Potter of Jackson, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Potter

Emily Propp of Warsaw, Ind., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Propp

Marina Ramirez of Conesville, Iowa, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Eugenio Ramirez

John Robertson of Mansfield, Ohio, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Robertson

Danielle Rupp of Kittanning, Pa., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. K. Charles Rupp

Brittany Salazar of Lake in the Hills, Ill., daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Basilio Salazar

Georgianne Sandlin of Xenia, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Doral Sandlin

Alexandra Sanford of Eaton, Colo., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L. Lane Sanford

Lindsey Schaefer of Fort Wayne, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Randy Schaefer

Megan Schmucker of Milford, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Don Schmucker

Alexa Schneider of Bear Lake, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Schneider

Laura Schwartz of Plymouth, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Schwartz

Hannah Scott of Canyon Country, Calif., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Scott

Stephanie Seitz of Plymouth, Ind., daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Colin Seitz

Michael Shank of Elmhurst, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Shank

Rachel Shebek of Des Moines, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Randy Shebek

Mariah Shetler of Ubly, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Shetler

Hannah Shields of Hebron, Ind., daughter of Mr. &  Mrs. Douglas Shields

Corrina Shiflet of Myersville, Md., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Shiflet

Alessa Smith of Shorewood, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Smith

Sarah Smith of Loveland, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Smith

Carianne Sobey of Bull Valley, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stephan Sobey

Carly Sprunger of Syracuse, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dean Sprunger

Melissa Stephan of Goshen, Ind. daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Stephan

Mitchell Stewart of Perrysburg, Ohio, son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Stewart

Jordyn Stowers of Merom, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stowers

Maribeth Strong of DeMotte, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mark Strong

Sydney Sullivan of Winona Lake, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Clint Sullivan

Brett Taulbee of Auburn, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Taulbee

Jessica Taylor of Elk Grove Village, Ill., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Keith Taylor

Kylie Tester of Huntington, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Tester

Jalisa Thayer of Syracuse, N.Y., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Roger Thayer

Kaitlin Thompson of Bluffton, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Thompson

Jamie Todd of Elm Grove, Wis., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mark Todd

Eric Totheroh of Montgomery, Ill., son of Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Totheroh

Jared Treadway of Kokomo, Ind., son of Rev. & Keith Treadway

Paige Vandergriff of Fort Wayne, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Estel Vandergriff

Gabriel Vervynckt of Plymouth, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. James Vervynckt

Jarod Ward of Elida, Ohio, son of Dr. & Mrs. Shawn Ward

Lauren Watt of Bedford, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Watt

Hannah Wehrle of Toledo, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Wehrle

Mary Wick of Mazomanie, Wis., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Wick

Lauren Williams of Pierceton, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Williams

Jordan Woodruff of Newark, Ohio, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Woodruff

Melanie Woodruff of Peru, Ind., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Willie Woodruff

Elisa Yonge of Three Rivers, Mich., daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Mikeal Yonge

Cody Young of Wanatah, Ind., son of Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery Young

Mariah Zumbrun of Warren, Ind., daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Mel Zumbrun

Shell earns All-American status from NAIA, NCCAA

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Pictured is junior All-American Brooke Shell stealing a base at NCCAA Nationals

Grace’s softball team earned a plethora of postseason awards after the 2014 season, highlighted by All-American Brooke Shell.

Shell was named NCCAA First Team All-American and honorable mention NAIA All-American after an outstanding season. She set three single-season records in 2014, including the most hits (94), most runs (64) and most stolen bases (38) in team history. Additionally, Shell moved into a tie for first place among Grace’s career stolen bases leaders with 59 and sits in second place for career hits with 171.

Shell was also named to CoSIDA Second Team All-America® for her athletic and academic prowess. She along with Becky Almack were Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes as well.

Freshman pitcher Hannah Adams earned a spot on the NCCAA All-Tournament Team as the Lady Lancers enjoyed their first postseason trip in 17 years.

Shell and Adams joined Olivia Winget and Clarissa Knight on the NCCAA All-Region Team and Heather Johnson was the region’s Coach of the Year. Shell, Winget, Knight, Tiffany Featherston, Amanda Bowman and Alex Shipley appeared on the NCCAA Midwest All-Tournament Team.

After the regular season, Shell and Knight were named First Team All-Crossroads League and Adams was honorable mention for All-CL status.

The Lady Lancers racked up 29 wins this spring, signifying the highest win total since 1994. Grace also had its most league victories for a season with 19 and finished fourth in the CL.

Taylor Breaks School Record at NAIA Nationals

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Pictured is Lance Taylor.

Sophomore Lance Taylor ran the fastest 400-meter time in Grace’s history on Friday at the NAIA National Track and Field Championships.

Taylor crossed the finish line in a record-breaking 48.18 seconds during the preliminary race, placing 11th nationally. He missed qualifying for the finals by just 0.13 seconds.

“Lance handled the pressure of nationals very well and competed with the best in the NAIA,” said Grace head coach Jeff Raymond. “He completed a great season today and, as a sophomore, I know we’ll see more success over the next couple of years.”

Friday officially marks the end of Grace’s outstanding track and field season. The Lancers set 13 new school records during the indoor and outdoor season and tied another record as well under Raymond’s coaching.

Grace College & Seminary Mourns Passing of Henry Weber

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Pictured is Henry Weber.

Grace College & Seminary faculty and staff extend sympathies to the family of Henry Weber, who passed away on Saturday, May 3, in Manheim, PA. Henry had fallen at home a week earlier and was in a rehab facility. He was 93.

Henry and his wife, Frances, meant a great deal to Grace. Their generous donations have assisted the college with Westminster Hall, institutional and student financial aid endowment, Indiana Hall, and the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center. Their recent donation to establish the Weber Schools in Indianapolis, Detroit, and Ft. Wayne has had an invaluable impact on many students already: Grace will honor their first graduates from the Weber Schools on May 10th. The Webers believed that a quality biblical education is priceless, and they wanted to help make that possible for more students through their donations to the college.

Henry served for on the Grace Board of Trustees for 16 years (from 1995-2011). Frances preceded him in death in 2010. They were the parents of five children. Henry’s sweet spirit, sense of humor, and love for flying and Scrabble will long be remembered on the Grace campus.

“What the Webers began is now reaching out to generations of students to come,” said Ron Manahan, former Grace president.  “Not too many months ago Henry said to me, ‘The Weber School might be the greatest outreach my life will have.’  God alone knows how far the life of Henry Weber will reach because of his care for students.”

Services were held Sunday, May 11, at 3:30 p.m. at the Grace Brethren Church located at 501 West Lincoln Avenue, Lititz, PA. There was a fellowship / viewing time from 1:30-3:30 p.m. prior to the service.

Lance Taylor to Represent Grace at NAIA Nationals

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Pictured is Lance Taylor.

Grace College sophomore standout Lance Taylor will run for the Lancers at the 2014 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships this week.

Taylor qualified in the 400-meter race and will run in the preliminaries on Friday in Gulf Shores, Ala. The sophomore set the school’s record in the 400 this spring when he crossed the finish line in 48.21 seconds at the Crossroads League Championships.

Taylor also qualified for NAIA Nationals in his freshman season, placing 12th nationally in the 4×800-meter relay team.

The NAIA Nationals are held from Thursday to Saturday. Taylor’s 400 trial race is scheduled for Friday at 3:50 p.m. The final race is set to start at 4:40 p.m.

Grace’s Remarkable Season Ends at NCCAA World Series

Monday, May 19th, 2014

A memorable 2014 campaign for Grace’s softball team ended on Saturday as the Lady Lancers fell 7-2 to Union at the NCCAA World Series.

The Lady Lancers (29-30) earned fourth place in the national tournament and concluded the season with the program’s most wins since 1994.

After the game, Brooke Shell was named an NCCAA All-American to cap off her outstanding junior season.

Grace was consistent in placing runners on the basepaths against Union’s pitching, but the Lady Lancers struggled to convert runners into runs. Grace notched 10 hits, but the team stranded 10 baserunners in the contest.

Union, who outhit Grace 13-10, plated runs in four different innings. The Bulldogs (31-26) took an early 2-1 lead thanks to a pair of solo home runs.

Brooke Shell scored Grace’s first run in the bottom of the third after reaching base on a leadoff single. After reaching third base on a steal, Shell scampered home on a sacrifice fly from Clarissa Knight. Shell’s stolen base tied the junior for the program’s career steals record. She also increased Grace’s single-season stolen base mark to 38.

Union went on to increase its margin to 7-1 before Grace’s final at-bats. In the seventh inning Hannah Adams lifted a long fly ball to the center field fence, and the ball appeared to cross the temporary fencing. But the potential three-run homer was ruled a ground-rule double as the portion of fence toppled to the ground upon collision. Knight came home to score on Adams’s hit, but the Lady Lancers’ two-out rally ended with two runners on base.

Shell finished 3-for-4 from the leadoff position, and Chelsea Whitesell was 2-for-3.

The 2014 season under head coach Heather Johnson provided a number of milestones. Grace racked up the team’s most wins since 1994, its most league wins ever, and its first national tournament appearance since 1997.

Pictured is Grace's softball team receiving its fourth-place plaque on Saturday.