Leadership

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Daryl Edmonds

Highlands Ranch, CO | KSU 1977-1982
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Darryl Edmonds

BOARD CHAIR
Highlands Ranch, CO | KSU 1977-1982

Why We Support Friends

I was coerced on a conference call….Seriously… During my time at college, the BSU was spiritually life changing. I gained purpose in my life and as I see so many college age people today searching for meaning in life, I know that these ministries can help them to find true meaning in their life. Also, it is my desire to impact the world and I see Friends as a great opportunity to investment in a ministry that will change the lives of people around the world that I will never have the opportunity to personally impact.

Background

Daryl graduated from Kansas State in 1981 and married Tomma (Owens) Edmonds in 1982. Tomma is a KSU grad (’80) and BSU alum. Daryl and Tomma have 3 children and 1 grandchild. Courtney Harris and her husband Alex are living in the Boston, MA area where Alex is attending law school and Courtney is a full time mother. Tiffany is a nurse in Denver, CO and Corbin is junior at Cedarville University in Ohio. Our family has lived in the Denver area for the past 15 years having moved about the country with Cigna Healthcare for 26 years.

Current

After retiring from Cigna Healthcare in 2010, Daryl is now principal of the DE Group Health Care Consulting and serves on a half dozen not-for-profit boards and advisory groups.

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Bob Anderson

Manhattan, KS | KSU – 1972 to present
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Bob Anderson

Manhattan, KS | KSU – 1972 to present

Why We Support Friends

Because it’s a great idea, great vision, involves many people I deeply love, and is a great way to help campus ministers with needed financial support so they can continue to reach, disciple and send forth followers of Christ all over the world.

Background

I’ve been married to Sandie for 42 years. We met at the University of Oklahoma Baptist Student Union in 1968. We have three children: Dee Anne is a PhD student at New York University. David is married with three children, living in Naples, Florida. Jessica is married, with two children, living in Baton Rouge, Lousiana. Outside of ministry to students, I love to read history, exercise- especially hiking, keep up with our many alums living all over the world, and staying in touch with our kids and grandkids.

Current

Bob is now retired after serving for 41 years as director of Christian Challenge, Kansas State. Sandie and I moved to Manhattan, Kan in 1972 to become the first full time BSU director at Kansas State. Over the years we have sought to reach and disciple students so they in turn can live lives bringing glory to God and be effective disciple makers. God has blessed us with many who have joined us on our staff. Currently, Bob with his colleague, Brett Yohn, are serving as the acting co-directors of the Friends organization.

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Kathy Behm

Lenexa, KS | KSU – 1976-1981…More
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Kathy Behm

Lenexa, KS | KSU ’76-1981, Washburn 1982, Kenya 1982-1984, JCCC 1984-1985, UNL 1985-1988

Why We Support Friends

We have a heart and a passion to see college students helped as they are making the most important decisions often for life. These decisions set the pace and foundation for many years ahead. As our lives were radically changed in college, we desire to help provide necessary staff support so they can continue the work impacting others for the Gospel.

Background

Kathy graduated from KSU in 1981. She was on staff with campus work at Washburn, Kenya, JCCC, & UNL for 7 years. She married Howard Behm in 1988 as they met in Nebraska. Howard graduated from UNL and is a BSU alum; he also spent two years in Zambia after college. He works in the IT division of a healthcare company in Kansas They have three children, Karie – married to Justin Robertson. She is finishing her chemistry degree through KU, Robbie – graduated from KSU in civil engineering & is working in KC at an engineering firm, Iris – in her first year of college, is hoping to pursue dietetics at KSU. We have helped with a number of new churches over the years and are involved in our church. Our heart and energy have been poured into home schooling our children and in caring for our parents until they passed.

Current

Homemaker

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Mark Dudley

North Kansas City, MO | KSU-1970-1975…More
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Mark Dudley

North Kansas City, MO | KSU – 1970-1975, 1977-1979

Why We Support Friends

Interested in joining because I want others to get the same help that I got during college days.

Background

Other information: Wife is OU graduate 1974, My graduation date 1975 with BS in Accounting and Econ, MBA in 1979
Wife Susan(RN), Children– Spencer, Catherine, and Elizabeth

Current

Self Employed CPA

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James Huebner

Pittsburg, KS | Pittsburg State, 1972
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James Huebner

Pittsburg, KS | Pittsburg State, 1972

Why We Support Friends

Three of out four children have been actively involved in campus ministries during their college years and I can see the positive, life changing effect these ministries have had on their lives. I can relate to the problems that campus ministers encounter raising part of their support and trying to function on very tight budgets, and the never ending need for more staff assistance. Campus ministry is one of the most important ways we as Christians have of building the church and reaching out to a lost world. One of the ways we can support these campus ministries is to provide funding for medical insurance for staff, most of whom are raising support. I feel that the Friends Board can be very effective in reaching alumni and other supporters who would be happy to invest in this effort and give back to a vital Christian ministry. As a parent of four college graduates who have all been influenced by Kansas Nebraska Christian College Ministries, I feel deeply thankful for their presence and the support they provide for today’s college students. I see Campus Ministers as missionaries and pastors, reaching young Christians who are questioning the faith of their parents, and reaching non believers who are hearing the Gospel for the first time.

Background

Married 41 years to Mary Beth Huebner and we have 4 children:

Jason Huebner, married to Lisa Huebner has three children and serves as a Campus Minister, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

Kellie Jacobsen married to Matt Jacobsen two children Maya and Zane – IMB missionaries, Middle East

Kimberly Huebner, Manhattan Kansas
Hospitality Manager Prairiewood Reserve and Retreat Manhattan, KS

Kevin Huebner, married to Audra, lives in Seattle, WA and works as a Teacher

Current

Retired General Motors Dealer
Pittsburg, Kansas

Rental Property Owner, Manager

I serve on the Board at Kansas Nebraska Southern Baptist Convention and serve as the treasurer of my church, Trinity Baptist Church in Pittsburg

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Stephen Larkin

Lake Ridge, VA | KSU – 1973-81
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Stephen Larkin

Lake Ridge, VA | KSU – 1973-81

Why We Support Friends

My life has been greatly influenced by the Christian Challenge Ministry at Kansas State, and I want to make sure that as we have a changing of the guard at Kansas State with Bob Anderson and Sandie retiring, that future generations are well taken care of with outstanding leadership supported by the Friends Ministry Group. Also, to see that the wonderful work that is taking place in Manhattan with the Christian Challenge Ministry is launched to all campuses in Kansas and Nebraska. I want to have an opportunity to influence future college student generations by making sure the Christian Challenge Ministries go on for generations, making disciples and sending them into all the world.

Background

I am currently the chairman of the Robert D. Linder Scholarship Fund, Kansas State University, History Department.

I enjoy tennis, boating, and historical events surrounding the Civil War.

I am single, and have two Bengal cats.

Current

Retired, Chief, Agency-wide Shared Services Learning and Education Staff – Internal Revenue Service

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Lynn Rundle

Kansas City, MO | KSU – 1977-81
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Lynn Rundle

Kansas City, MO | KSU – 1977-81

Why We Support Friends

I joined FRIENDS because of my belief that God has a unique place in the Heartland where He is moving students to become committed disciple makers around the world and I wanted to see that legacy continue after the retirement of Bob Anderson and Brett Yohn. I want to re-connect with people who were in the same spiritual formation environment in my college years in Kansas and Nebraska and learn from them how to navigate the 50-s and 60-s and beyond. God did a work in my life that changed me forever. I want to give back and help build a sustainable ministry for the next generations of college students. My late wife, Jean, shared the same passion, and together we made the decision to invest in and help build the Friends organization.

Background

Lynn Rundle, graduated in 1981 from KSU. Lynn married the late Jean ( Higgins) Rundle in 1982. Jean was a ESU graduate and was involved in the BSU ministry there from 1976-1981. Lynn has 3 grown children. Amy Fosha (married to Fred) in Boise Idaho. Jesse Rundle – Washington DC, and Anna Rundle 24, Kansas City. Jean Rundle passed away in early 2014.

Lynn and Jean lived in Manhattan KS. from 1989 – 2007 and were involved with the BSU/Christian Challenge ministry as supporters and through their involvement at New Hope Community Church.

Lynn shares, “As a family we are committed to living out our faith, doing primarily urban ministry in KC and also in Haiti through the Global Orphan Project. I am so excited about the FRIENDS organization and the progress it has already made and what is in store in the years ahead.”

Current

Partner – Sequel Holdings Private Equity. Located in Kansas City Missouri since 2007

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Rod Russell

Kansas City, MO | PSU – 1981
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Roderic (Rod) Russell

Kansas City, MO | PSU – 1981

Why We Support Friends

As a Junior in college I attended Pittsburg State University. Dave Barteaux was campus minister of what was then called Baptist Student Union. The ministry had a significant impact on my life. I was also involved in a summer discipleship training program in Lincoln, NE the summer of 1981. Spent the summer living life with a group of other college students ~ mostly from the University of Nebraska. It was a summer of encouragement and challenge…and one that I often recall.

Background

I am married to Rene’ and have three children. Our children are in Beijing, China; Seattle, Washington; and Springfield, MO. My wife is back in school after 30 years to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Current

I work in Kansas City, MO in the Private Wealth Management business.

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David B. Sutton

Wichita, KS | Washburn University: 1978-1984
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David B. Sutton

Wichita, KS | Washburn University: 1978-1984

Why We Support Friends

Became a Christian through the ministry of Baptist Student Union at Washburn University in 1978. Understood for the first time that God loved me enough to send His Son to die for me and forgive my sins. This ministry changed my life. I was discipled by the ministry and became a bible study leader on campus. I met my future wife through BSU.

Background

– Married to Julie Applegarth Sutton since 1985
– Three sons: Andrew, age 23; Steven, age 20; Jordan, age 17
– Attend and active in First Evangelical Free Church, Wichita since 1985
– Active Boy Scouts of America leader, Troop 405, Wichita, KS
– Fan of Wichita State University basketball
– Enjoy golfing, hiking, camping

Current

Legal Counsel, Private Wealth Management
INTRUST Bank, N.A.
Wichita, KS

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Lena Terry

Ashburn, VA | KSU: ’71-78; ISU: ’78-81
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Lena Terry

Ashburn, VA | KSU: ’71-78; ISU: ’78-81

Why We Support Friends

The life decisions that are made during the college years are life changing. David & I believe that it is a crucial time to reach young people while they are formulating their own values, relationships and career choices. The decisions we made during this time in our lives not only brought us together, but also impacted in every area of our life, separately, jointly, in our family, in our church family and in our professions. We praise God for what He has done in our lives. We desire to see the Lord continue these ministries reaching and building deeply into the lives of collegiates.

Background

David & I have lived in the Northern Virginia area since the early 80s. We have three married sons, two living in Virginia and the other in Nevada. We’ve been actively involved with our local church in various serving opportunities. Our sons married wonderful women that love the Lord. We are seeing God bless our children and grandchildren in so many ways, it is truly the best time of our lives.

Current

Technology Assistant
Farmwell Station Middle School
Loudoun County Public Schools
Ashburn, VA

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Brad Waggoner

Franklin, TN | KSU: 1975-1979
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Brad Waggoner

Franklin, TN | KSU: 1975-1979

Why We Support Friends

I joined the board of Friends because I want to do everything I can to ensure that the life changing experiences we had during our years at KSU will be experienced by numerous college students for decades to come. Patti and I both became involved in what was then called the Baptist Student Union during our freshman year. God used Bob and Sandie Anderson, as well as other key leaders in the BSU, to deepen our knowledge of God and His Word. We were forever changed. God used the training we received during our college years to guide us toward serving Him and discipling other followers of Christ. We desire to see the collegiate ministries of Kansas and Nebraska impact the entire world for Jesus Christ.

Background

I grew up on a ranch in Wyoming. My wife Patti was born in Texas but grew up in Kansas City. We met our freshman year at K-State. We graduated in 1979 and married in 1980. We have two sons, Brandt and Blake. Brandt and Jill were married in 2008 and they have two sons, Judson and John Martin. Brandt serves on staff at Foothills Church in Maryville, Tennessee. Blake is an aerospace engineer in the field of missile defense in Huntsville, Alabama.

Current

Executive Vice President, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN

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Brett Yohn

Lincoln, NE | Nebraska-Lincoln – 40 years
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Brett Yohn

Lincoln, NE | Nebraska-Lincoln – 42 years

Background

Brett Yohn is currently the Kansas-Nebraska Convention Collegiate consultant He and his wife Mary have been at Nebraska since the fall of 1972. They retired in 2012 after 41 years leading local campus BSU/Christian Challenge. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Brett graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1969. He served as a US-2 missionary at the University of Miami (Florida). He attended Southwestern Seminary for one year. He graduated from Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City with a M. Div. in 1985 and earned his D Min in May, 2006.

Brett has taught Collegiate Ministry classes at Midwestern and Southwestern as well as spoken extensively at college and university ministries across the US: Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, Wichita State, Kansas State, Emporia State, Pitt State, Colorado State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming. He has taken mission trips to Zambia, Malawi, Liberia, South Africa, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Germany, and Spain. He is on the Board of Directors of FOCUS, International. He served on the SBC Nominating Committee in 2008.

Current

Brett’s hobbies are Nebraska football, golf, and reading. He is passionate discipling college students globally, building churches that are missional, and being involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren.