Nick Smartt to join the Penn State Team!

Nick Smartt

Nick Smartt

We're happy to report that Nick Smartt will serve on our Penn State Team when he reaches his ministry funding goal.

“I'm very excited to get to reach college students from all over the world at the same campus that I attended and know so well," said Nick. “I'm looking forward to building stronger relationships with the men that I've gotten to know the past few years!"

Recently, Nick passed the 80% mark on his way toward his ministry support goal. Please pray for Nick as he continues to work hard toward full support so he can begin his new ministry assignment!

TJ Renninger to join the Systems Department!

TJ Renninger

TJ Renninger

We're happy to report that TJ Renninger will serve in the Systems Department at our Headquarters when he reaches his ministry funding goal.

“I am excited to serve with DiscipleMakers in the Systems Department. All of my life I enjoyed seeing people benefiting from work that I have done behind the scenes," said TJ. “Being able to do this in a ministry setting to reach college students is an amazing opportunity provided from the Lord!"

Recently, TJ passed the 55% mark on his way toward his ministry support goal. Please pray for TJ as he continues to work hard toward full support so he can begin his new ministry assignment!

Shannon Campbell Has Reached Her Fundraising Goal!

Shannon Campbell

Shannon Campbell

Shannon Campbell has reached her ministry funding goal! God has provided the full amount needed for her ministry with DiscipleMakers. “God has been incredibly faithful throughout this season of raising prayer and financial support,” Shannon said. “I'm thankful for His provision and for everything He has taught me. I'm very excited to be a full-time laborer at Penn State and be a part of all the Lord is doing on campus.”

Now that she has reached this milestone, Shannon will transition to her next ministry assignment: the Penn State Team. Please join us in praising the Lord for Shannon and pray that He will continue raising up laborers for the harvest field!

Felicia Gater Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Felicia Gater

Felicia Gater

Felicia Gater has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! She got involved with DM at Penn State and had her heart transformed by the gospel. Felicia has served as a student leader there for the past few years, leading Bible studies and discipling younger women.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Lord's work on college campuses, transforming lives with the beautiful power of the gospel!" Felicia said.

Praise God with us, and pray for Felicia as she begins raising support for her ministry with DiscipleMakers this summer.

Christian Lewis Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Christian Lewis

Christian Lewis

Christian Lewis has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! After Christian accepted Christ as his savior in high school, God used DM's ministry at Bloomsburg University to expand Christian's view of the gospel.

“I am very excited to labor with the ministry that had a deep impact on my walk with God during college!" he said.

Praise God with us, and pray for Christian as he begins raising support for his ministry with DiscipleMakers this summer.

DiscipleMakers earns fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

DiscipleMakers has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the fifth consecutive year. Charity Navigator is America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.

“We are proud to announce DiscipleMakers has earned our fifth consecutive 4-star rating," wrote Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator's president and CEO, in a letter to DiscipleMakers. “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that DiscipleMakers exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 7% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that DiscipleMakers outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets DiscipleMakers apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

To learn more, visit DiscipleMakers' profile on Charity Navigator's website.

Shawn Davis Joins DiscipleMakers’ Board of Directors

DiscipleMakers’ board of directors elected Shawn Davis as its newest member in their meeting on April 1. Shawn lives in State College and teaches science at the public high school.

“I’ve been very impressed by what I’ve seen in DiscipleMakers,” Shawn said. “I am drawn to authentic people doing authentic things—I have little patience for dishonest pursuits. What I see in DiscipleMakers is honest pursuit of a worthy goal—an organization doing Christian ministry the right way. This pursuit is spelled out clearly in DM’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values. It’s easy to want to be a part of something like that.”

We praise God for leading Shawn to serve on our board and pray that God will use him to help advance DiscipleMakers’ mission to make disciples for Christ on campus.

Kate Wetzel Joins Disciplemakers' Staff Team

Kate Wetzel

Kate Wetzel

Kate Wetzel has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! She got involved with DM at Muhlenberg College and came to understand the greatness of the gospel through the ministry. Kate has served as a student leader there for the past few years.

“I am so excited to be a laborer for the Lord with DiscipleMakers as we continue to reach more students and see the awesome works the Lord is yet to do," Kate said.

Praise God with us, and pray for Kate as she finishes up her senior year and begins raising support for her ministry with DiscipleMakers in May.

Kaitlyn Moore Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Kaitlyn Moore

Kaitlyn Moore

Kaitlyn Moore has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! She got involved with DM at Penn State University and had her heart transformed by the gospel. Kaitlyn soon began sharing the gospel with her friends, and become a student leader in the fellowship. Kaitlyn also served as an intern with DM this past summer in our Event Planning Department.

Upon accepting her position on our staff team, Kaitlyn said, “I am eager to be a part of sharing the good news of Christ with college students and witnessing God’s transformative work in their hearts!”

Kaitlyn will begin raising funds full-time for her ministry with DM following her graduation from Penn State this May. Praise God for providing a new laborer for the harvest field! Please pray for Kaitlyn as she takes her next steps forward.

Taylor Kauffman Joins DiscipleMakers' Staff Team

Taylor Kauffman

Taylor Kauffman

Taylor Kauffman has joined DiscipleMakers’ staff team! She got involved with DM at Lebanon Valley College as a freshman and came to understand the deeper implications of the gospel through the ministry. Taylor has served as a student leader there for the past few years, and also served as a DM intern this past summer.

Upon accepting the staff position, Taylor said, “I’m excited to continue to share Jesus on staff with DiscipleMakers!"

Praise God with us, and pray for Taylor as she finishes up her senior year and begins raising support for her ministry with DiscipleMakers in May.