Schram Claims Medalist Honors in Playoff

September 15th, 2014

Pictured is Jon Schram teeing off at the Bethel Invite

Jon Schram highlighted a solid tournament for Grace’s golf team at the Bethel Invitational.

Schram won the overall individual title in a playoff, getting a par on the first hole to win the three-way tie. He shot 72 in the opening round and followed that up with a 75 in the final round for a two-day total of 147 to qualify for the playoff.

As a team, the Lancers put themselves into contention with a solid first round score of 303 which was four shots off the team lead. Grace faded slightly in the second round with a team score of 313 at Blackthorn Golf Club to finish sixth out of 15 squads.

Freshman Brayden Glaser recorded a strong showing, shooting 73-78-151 to place 14th in the field. Sophomore transfer Taylor Ham (77-82), Taylor Fanning (81-88), and Zachary Allyn (92-78) rounded out the team scoring.

Daniel Zawlocki competed as an individual and carded 84-90 over the two days.

Last-second Goal from Grace’s Wiles Stuns Baker University in Double Overtime

September 15th, 2014

Drama was in full force on Saturday afternoon as Grace’s women’s soccer team pulled out a game winner to remember.

Grace’s game with Baker University was tied 1-1 late in double overtime when Heather Martin stepped up to win a crucial ball. She passed to Carianne Sobey, who dribbled past a defender and passed to Meghan Wiles. Wiles then ripped off a 20-yard laser from the top of the penalty box that slipped under the crossbar for the winning strike with seven seconds on the clock, giving Grace a memorable 2-1 victory in double overtime.

Grace tallied 22 shots overall in the match and held a 7-2 advantage in shots in overtime.

“This match was a good lesson for our program. When we stay focused on our principles of play, we are very good,” said Grace head coach Michael Voss. “Baker is a good team. They’ve been successful in the past and bring a tough brand of soccer to beat. Our women started slow but got going and persevered in possession. Our defense was excellent against some very strong forwards. We had some flashes of absolute brilliance of what possession-attacking futbol will do.”

The Lady Lancers (4-1-2) opened the game’s scoring in the 10th minute off the feet of Jordan Hairgrove. Mallory Rondeau beat a defender and played a deft pass in traffic to Hairgrove in front of goal, and the junior forward’s clinical finish gave Grace a 1-0 lead.

Grace started to build its possession after Hairgrove’s goal, but the Wildcats (4-3) capitalized on a defensive miscue to squeeze the game-tying goal past Abby Schue at the 22:01 mark.

The second half became a physical affair with 15 fouls called and a yellow card issued against the Wildcats. Grace provided several goal-scoring opportunities off attacks from Kaitlan Wiles and Mimi Lozano in the second half, but the Lady Lancers were unable to win the match in regulation.

The overtime periods belonged to Grace with seven shots recorded over the two overtime periods. Mallory Rondeau looked to have won the match in the first overtime with a chipped shot over Baker’s goalkeeper, but her shot hit the crossbar. A rebound shot from Meredith Hollar was denied by a Baker defender.

Grace continued to press in the second overtime with four shots, and the fourth shot from Meghan Wiles provided the dramatic winner.

Sobey, who earned the assist on the game-winning goal, became Grace’s all-time leader in assists on the final play. She has 30 assists in less than three full seasons, passing Ellen Kegarise (1998-2001) with the most assists in program history.

“Over the weekend we flexed our depth. We had several players carry us through Friday and more came through in this match today,” Voss said. “I’m proud of the squad for putting the needs of the team first in each match. We grew together this weekend in a fantastic way. The women were solid over two matches against two solid teams.”

On Grace’s road trip to Kansas, the Lady Lancers took down MidAmerica Nazarene and Baker on back-to-back days this weekend. Grace’s next two matches are at home, including a Sept. 20 matchup with Westminster (Utah), who is receiving votes in the NAIA poll. On Sept. 27 Grace will open up the Crossroads League season against rival Indiana Wesleyan at Miller Field.

Cross Country Competes at IWU Invite

September 15th, 2014

Katelyn McCullough and Nathan Lane both earned top-12 finishes to highlight Grace’s cross country performance at the IWU Invitational on Friday.

McCullough’s eighth-place showing led the Lady Lancers to second overall as a team out of six squads, and Lane had the 12th-fastest time in the men’s race to pace Grace to third overall.

McCullough finished the race in 19:45.7. Sarah Hoff (20:46.9) and Megan Gast (20:47.4) were next for Grace, followed by Emma Mitchell (21:09.5). The trio of Creigh Ogle (21:22.7), Alexis Nelson (21:23.6) and McCallah Mast (21:25.0) rounded out the top seven.

“The ladies ran a nice race. We had some good packs and that showed with less than 40 seconds between our number two and seven runners,” said Grace head coach Jeff Raymond. “Katelyn stayed among the leaders for most of the race and had a solid finish.”

Lane had one of the fastest freshman times for the Lancers in recent memory, finishing in 26:39.5. He was the top freshman finisher in the race. Brandon Smith ran a personal-record time of 26:54.7 to place 16th. Freshman Tyler Houvener was 19th in 27:03.4.

Collin Chupp (27:58.6), Austin Yoder (28.26.2), Hunter Reed (28:31.4) and Tim Drew (29:16.5) wrapped up the top seven for Grace.

“The guys really ran a great race, even better than I expected for such a young squad. It’s a very fast course, but the times are still very competitive for this early in the year,” Raymond said. “Nathan’s time is easily the best freshman time at Grace in probably 10 years or more. He ran a fantastic last mile, passing several other guys. Brandon looked good, and Tyler also ran strong in his first 8K race. We have a lot of potential on this team.”

The cross country team will next gear up for the Indiana Intercollegiates on Sept. 19 from West Lafayette, Ind.

Game Winner from Hollar Propels Grace Past Pioneers

September 15th, 2014

Pictured is Meredith Hollar

Grace’s women’s soccer team battled to a 1-0 victory over MidAmerica Nazarene on the road on Friday.

Meredith Hollar scored the game-winning goal in the 55th minute off the bench for her third goal in the past two games.

The Pioneers (3-3) had already upset three NAIA Top-25 opponents this fall, but the Lady Lancers were up to the challenge on Friday. Grace outshot MidAmerica Nazarene 14-11 in the match and had a 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.

“This was a good matchup today against a quality, hardworking MNU team. Our women put in a solid group effort and did not give away much of anything defensively,” said Grace head coach Michael Voss. “We did not control the match in possession as much as we would have liked, however it was very good at times. Our attack was steady and purposeful to produce a clinical goal. We set clear objectives for this match, and it was fulfilling to achieve each of those.”

The Lady Lancers (3-1-2) seemed to find their offensive rhythm midway into the first half. Over the final 25 minutes of the first period, Grace outshot MNU 7-1.

The Pioneers opened up the second half with three shots. But Grace’s next shot made all the difference. Mallory Rondeau assisted Hollar’s goal for the game-winning strike.

Grace’s defense took care of the rest, holding on for the shutout. Freshman Abby Schue picked up the clean sheet as goalkeeper, and Heather Martin, Faith Voehringer, Erica Manchess and Meredith Matson teamed up for the defensive line for Grace.

Hollar led Grace’s team with five shots, and Rondeau, Meghan Wiles and Holly Bennett each had two shots.

The Lady Lancers resume play on Saturday in Kansas with a road match at Baker at 3:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Scores Four Against Crimson Wave

September 12th, 2014

Photo taken by Chad Briscoe after Grace's Trent Smith scored a goal in the second half on Thursday.

Grace’s men’s soccer team had its highest-scoring game of the season in a 4-1 defeat of Calumet-St. Joseph’s on Thursday.

The Lancers had four different goal scorers at Miller Field in a dominating performance over the Crimson Wave (2-3).

Grace controlled play for large stretches of the first half. The Lancers got on the scoreboard first in the 17th minute. Danilo Carnelos bent a corner kick just below the crossbar, beating the goalkeeper for a crowd-pleasing goal.

The lead was short-lived as CCSJ found an immediate equalizer. Glauber Borrachini pounced on a loose ball in the penalty box to score at the 17:30 mark.

Less than 10 minutes later, Grace grabbed the lead for good with a goal to remember. Gift Sibukome sent a nifty pass in the penalty box to Austin Altimus, and Altimus rocketed a volley into the upper corner of the net in the 28th minute.

Grace, who had a 9-5 shot advantage before halftime, increased its possession in the second half. The Lancers (5-1) outshot CCSJ 11-3 over the final 45 minutes, adding two more goals.

Trent Smith found Grace’s third goal from distance, burying a 23-yard attempt at the 55:53 mark. Smith nearly replicated the effort with another long shot, but the Crimson Wave’s goalkeeper made a diving save to deny the attempt.

A pair of freshmen teamed up for the final goal of the match. Josiah O’Deens made a run at the top of the penalty box, sliding a pass ahead for Zack Tucker. The freshman forward then hit a curling shot past the goalkeeper in the 85th minute.

Overall for the match Grace had a 20-8 shot advantage and 9-4 in corner kicks. Smith led all players with six shots and three shots on goal. Justin Festa had three headed shot attempts at goal, and O’Deens and Tucker each tried three shots.

Robbie Barnhill earned the win in goal, making three saves in 90 minutes.

The Lancers’ final nonleague game is on Sept. 20 at Indiana Tech. Grace will then kick off the Crossroads League season on Sept. 27 at Indiana Wesleyan.

Defensive Effort Fuels Grace’s Sweep of Marian

September 11th, 2014

Pictured is Annie Salazar digging up an attack against Marian on Wednesday

A strong defensive presence coupled with 16 kills from Calah Kruse led Grace’s volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Marian on Wednesday.

The Lady Lancers (12-3, 2-0 Crossroads League) held Marian to a .069 hitting percentage and earned 10 block points at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.

Although Grace swept the Knights (3-8, 0-2 CL), all three sets were close until the final whistle.

The Lady Lancers came out swinging in the opening set, pounding out 14 kills on four errors in a 25-21 win. Kruse was on the finishing end of six of Ellie Harp’s 11 assists in the set.

In the second set, Grace held a slight lead for much of the game. But the young Knights, with just one upperclassman on the roster, showed resolve to force extra points. Tori Bontrager produced a key solo block late, and Kruse pounded out a kill in the final rally for a 26-24 victory.

Marian threatened to win the third set and seemed to have momentum with a 20-16 advantage. A well-placed timeout from coach Andria Harshman allowed the Lady Lancers to recover with an immediate 4-1 spurt. Freshman Sierra Smith subbed in for the final stages off the bench and teamed up for a late block and kill. Grace Woolsey spearheaded a defensive play at the net in the final point as Grace held on for the 25-23 win.

Kruse was the standout offensive player in the match with a match-best 16 kills to go along with 13 digs and two block assists. Harp, the reigning CL Setter of the Week, passed out 33 assists with three kills.

Hannah Clemmons led all players with 17 digs, Woolsey finished with 10 kills and five block assists, Megan Johnson racked up five block assists and Sara Miller added six digs off the bench.

The Lady Lancers have two matches remaining in the week. Grace travels to Spring Arbor on Friday before returning home on Saturday at 3 p.m. against St. Francis.

Golfers Finish Seventh in Season Opener

September 10th, 2014

Grace’s golf team opened up the 2014 season with the IWU Invite at Meshingomesia Golf Club.

The Lancers shot identical rounds of 307 to place seventh in the field.

Jon Schram paced the team in his first meet as a Lancer with a fifth-place finish at 144, three strokes off the individual medalist. Schram was in second overall after carding a first-round 71, and he finished the tournament with a 73 on Tuesday. Schram was fourth in the meet with seven birdies.

Transfer Taylor Ham opened his Grace career with a 78-76 for the Lancers, and Taylor Fanning was three strokes behind with a 79-78. Ham’s total of 25 pars was fourth-most in the field.

Freshman Brayden Glaser rounded out Grace’s scoring with a two-round total of 159. Zach Allyn shot an 80-83, and Daniel Zawlocki finished with 78-80 while playing as an individual. Zawlocki had four birdies to his credit.

The Lancers compete again this weekend at the Bethel Invitational from Blackthorn Golf Club on Friday and Saturday.

Assoc. Pastor of Worship & Connections – FT – Fairbanks, AL

September 8th, 2014

Job Description
Title: Associate Pastor of Bethel Church
Focus: Worship and Connections
Purpose: To help implement the Mission of Bethel Church: Leading people to a growing
relationship with Jesus Christ, primarily through general shepherding, leading worship and overseeing the connections ministries


  1. Be a Shepherd of Bethel Church
    • Participate in the duties of the pastoral staff which include but are not limited to: preaching, counseling, weddings, and funerals.
    • Serve as an Elder protecting the doctrinal purity and unity of the church.
  2. Oversee the Worship Ministry of Bethel Church
    • collaborate with other leaders to carry out the overall vision of corporate worship at the church.
    • Weekly planning of service …selecting songs, arrangements, and ordering of the service.
    • Recruit, train, organize and shepherd the worship team and volunteers.
    • Oversee all areas of production …audio, light, service management, to facilitate an experience of worship.
    • Lead worship for special events …Good Friday, Easter or midweek events.
  3. Oversee Connections Ministry of Bethel Church
    • Work with the welcome coordinator to ensure guests are warmly welcomed and assisted in finding a seat and navigating the church.
    • Oversee the connections strategy of the church …helping people move from attending to belonging.
    • Help create a warm welcoming atmosphere Sunday mornings.

For more information or to submit a résumé…

Worship Leader Needed – PT – Warsaw, IN

September 8th, 2014


Worship Leader Needed

General responsibilities:

Coordinating Sunday morning worship (Recruit, schedule, organize, and maintain communication with volunteers. Organize all musical aspects of the service)

Leading Sunday morning worship:

Prepare PowerPoint slides (or other software) as necessary (Publicly communicate verbal worship instructions to the congregation)

Specific responsibilities:

  • Arrange the order of service for Sunday morning.
  • Service order needs to be reviewed with Worship Coordinator no later than the Thursday evening before the Sunday service.
  • Service order needs to be emailed no later than Friday noon to the church secretary (for the bulletin), all singers and musicians (involved for that Sunday’s service), the sound room tech, and anyone else involved in the service that day.
  • Prepare slides for songs with words/pictures using PowerPoint, Open Song, or  other software for use during the service
  • If planning/using a new song where a keyboard/piano accompanist or other instrumentalists are needed, please give these individuals enough notice so that they have time for practice.
  • Practices are to be held on Sunday mornings from 8:30 – 9:15. Songs used each week should be familiar enough or new songs should be easy enough for the other singers to reasonably learn during this time.
  • Frequently communicate with Worship Coordinator.  Good things, bad things, what went well, what went not so well, equipment needs, vacations, etc.
  • Frequently communicate with the people who will be helping you lead worship.  Reminders are very helpful to ensure people will show up for Sunday morning practices.
  • Become familiar with and know how to reasonably run the sound equipment.

**For compensation & other information…

Contact Vern Fredericks to apply or with any questions.
PH: 574-377-2751

First Baptist Church of Warsaw
2819 Patterson Rd
Warsaw, IN  46582

Lancers Take Down Campbellsville

September 8th, 2014

Grace’s men’s soccer team earned its third consecutive win on Saturday night, upending Campbellsville 2-0 at Miller Field.

The Lancers (4-1) shut down Campbellsville’s high-octane offense, which was averaging 6.5 goals per game entering Saturday’s showdown.

“Our guys came out strong tonight and created a lot of scoring chances in the first half. I thought we really looked good in combination play up front,” said Grace head coach Matt Hotchkin. “Campbellsville is a good team and well-coached. They have a lot of speed so for us to get that test in nonconference will pay dividends once we reach conference season.”

Grace was strong in possession in the first half, limiting the Tigers (4-1) to just two shot attempts before halftime. Jon Sands scored the match’s first goal in the 17th minute. Trent Smith fired a hard attempt, which was parried away by the goalkeeper. Sands jumped on the loose ball and blasted home a goal from inside the penalty box.

Grace, who had seven shot attempts in the first half, added a second goal in the final minute of the period. Dylan Andersen applied intense pressure to the Tigers’ back line, forcing a turnover. Zack Tucker took care of the rest, finishing off a strong attempt into the back of the net.

The Tigers snapped into attack midway into the second period, but Campbellsville could only muster five shots in the second half. Campbellsville’s best attempt came from a header which flew above the crossbar.

“Thanks to everybody for creating a special atmosphere tonight for our team. It’s always good to play at Miller Field,” Hotchkin said. “We have been working very hard over these late weeks. It’s really good to see the guys growing and building. The boys earned that victory tonight.”

Overall Grace outshot Campbellsville in each half and 13-7 for the match. Gift Sibukome paced Grace with three shots and two shots on goal. Sands, Kyle Hamlin, Danilo Carnelos and Austin Altimus each tallied two shots apiece.

Robbie Barnhill earned the shutout victory in goal for Grace, making four saves in 90 minutes. Carnelos, Sands, Justin Festa and Ben Cahill anchored Grace’s backline to record the team’s third shutout of the season.