Tornado. Flood. Fire. Earthquake. Hurricane. Disasters happen to anyone, anywhere. Since the devastating Xenia, Ohio tornado in 1974, and for the next 32 years, Dean and Freeda Johnson, and the volunteers that worked with them in Friends Disaster Service, provided help to the people who were affected by tragedy. These are the inspiring stories of people who were the victims of devastating disasters, shown hope and relief by the love and kindness of Friends Disaster Service. As quoted by a F.D.S. worker, “It’s what Jesus would do if He were here.” Buy the book here.
Brittney Roden ’09 is the Learning Community Coordinator at Saint Louis University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Roden was a Residence Life Coordinator at Davenport University in Grand Rapids for three years. She earned a degree in Spanish education from at Malone and earned an M.S. degree in higher education administration from Tiffin University.
Mark ’83 and Sandy ’82 Acell serve with People International, an organization that sends out Christian workers to complete the evangelization of our world through ministries helping to establish new churches among Muslims from Greater Central Asia. Both Mark and Sandy earned a master’s degree in Christian Leadership from Denver Seminary. Mark is the Recruiting and Pre-field Training Director. Sandy is a recruiter and helps in the finance department. Learn more at www.gopeople.org.
Matt Bailey ’92 is an Internet Marketing speaker, consultant, and best-selling author. With 20 years in the online marketing industry, he boasts an impressive consulting roster including IBM, Google, Hilton International, Gerber Life, Experian, Disney, ESPN, Travel Weekly, American Greetings, Toys R’ Us and The Direct Marketing Association. Bailey is the author of Internet Marketing: An Hour a Day (2011), and Wired to be Wowed (Fall 2015). To learn more and see about booking him to speak at your event visit http://www.MattBaileySays.com
Anthony Briggs ’02, 08 M.A. is the Coach & Founder of Real Growth Ohio in Cleveland. Formerly an award-winning manager of Chick-fil-A of Montrose, Briggs mission is, “Real Growth Ohio wants to come alongside people who desire an intentional pursuit of sustainable growth that energizes the individual and impacts the world around them. What excites me is helping people see all the possibilities in front of them and actually making them a reality!” Real Growth Ohio on FB
Jeffrey Jensen ’14 is a Deputy Clerk and Software Engineer at the Stark County Clerk of Courts. Jensen began his career at the Clerk of Courts as a programmer in 2013. His team is working on an electronic court case filing project (EFiling) for lawyers and pro se parties to file court cases online. The project includes writing a new court case management system (CMS) in order to create a more unified technology system.