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Ministry and Evangelism Staff

Mobilizing students through service learning and volunteer programs

Our Mission

The Ministry & Evangelism team equips students to learn from, serve alongside, and partner with communities and organizations around the world in the redemptive work of the gospel.

Our Staff 

Jared-Falkanger-2021Jared Falkanger

Director
M.A. Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College 2019
B.A. International Relations, Wheaton College 2013

As the Director for Ministry and Evangelism, Jared encourages students to take their faith and learning in the classroom away from campus in service and ministry in both local and global contexts. As a student at Wheaton, Jared volunteered through the programs of the office and participated on a spring break service trip. Through these experiences, as well as his leadership roles on Orientation Committee and Student Government, he developed a passion for the intersection of ministry, student development, and Christian formation. After coming to Wheaton as undergraduate from Minnesota, Jared has spent the last 12 years teaching, volunteering, and developing relationships with parachurch organizations in Chicagoland. Jared loves his work with students as he supports, trains and develops leaders involved in Ministry and Evangelism programming. He especially loves the way that service forms identity and contributes to a deepening relationship with God. Jared attends Church of the Resurrection and volunteers in the youth group. He is married to Meaghan (’13) and is a new dad! He loves participating in cross-cultural activities, especially related to food and fellowship. His Minnesotan identity and accent are especially noticeable when he engages in conversation about his favorite Minnesota sports teams.

Delaney-GetzDelaney Getz

Programs Development Coordinator
M.A. Higher Education and Student Development, Wheaton College, 2021
B.A. Christian Educational Ministries, Taylor University 2017

Delaney Getz is the Programs Development Coordinator for Ministry and Evangelism. Originally from Wheaton, she graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Christian Educational Ministries and a minor in Psychology and Bible. After college, she worked with the Vanguard Gap Year program at HoneyRock, then served as a Graduate Resident Adviser in Fischer Hall and apartments on campus. Delaney graduated from the Higher Education and Student Development program, focusing her studies on why specific factors within the Christian college experience move student leaders from one stage of faith to another. Delaney is passionate about creating conditions for students to encounter the Lord in experiential ways. She values laughter, building community, spending time outdoors, conversations around food, and serving the local and global church.

Seung-Hoon-KimSeung Hoon Kim

Graduate Assistant of World Christian Fellowship
M.A. Engineering, Handong Global University in Korea
B.A. Visual Communication Design & Industrial Design, Handong Global University in Korea

Seung Hoon Kim is from South Korea and studied Bachelor of Visual Communication Design & Industrial Design and Master of Engineering at Handong Global University in Korea, which has a similar atmosphere to Wheaton College. After three years working as a program manager at GM Daewoo Motor Company, he has served as a missionary in Cambodia since 2009. As a school director of the New International Bethany Institute (NIBI) in Siem Reap, Cambodia, he has trained the youth from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand to help them become Global Servant Leaders. For this ministry, he starts to study at Wheaton for an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development from Fall 2021 in his sabbatical year and is looking forward to God's work in Wheaton. Seung Hoon is passionate about meditating on the Word of God, sharing it with others-specially with the youth, and challenging and establishing them with the living Word of God. He has a beloved wife, two daughters, and a son. He likes to sing, enjoys cycling and table tennis. He also likes to cook delicious dishes and serve his family and friends.

Haley-KleinHaley Vaughn Klein

Graduate Assistant of Student Evangelism
B.A. American Studies, Christopher Newport University 2017

Haley Vaughn Klein is the Graduate Assistant of Student Evangelism. She was adopted from Mississippi and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, and recently moved to Wheaton from Austin, Texas. Her passion for young adult discipleship originated during her studies at Christopher Newport University. While serving as worship leader for a unity ministry there, she participated in a spiritual renewal among countless young people in Virginia’s Peninsula. Over the last three years in Texas she and her husband grew a heart for intercessory prayer. Just before moving to Wheaton they saw the beginnings of a city-wide response to Jesus in Austin. She is actively partnering with God’s heart for awakening in his people on Wheaton’s campus and beyond. Haley finds joy in many things, including thoughtfully furnishing homes, worship and prayer, walking her German Shepherd Mix named Boone, trail running then lifting heavy things, and dating her husband Benjamin.

Katie-HoppeKatie Hoppe

Graduate Assistant for Ministry Teams for Ministry and Evangelism
B.S. Biology, Wheaton College 2020

Serving as an R.A. her senior year at Wheaton sparked Katie’s passion for college ministry. She has been working with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 2020 starting on campus at Valparaiso University in Indiana and then transitioning to a Staff Trainer on InterVarsity’s National Development Team. Working with Ministry Teams at Wheaton, Katie focuses on growing leaders in practical skills as well as guiding them in their holistic development as citizens in the kingdom of God. Katie is passionate about seeing people loved and supported in every aspect of their lives through good conversation, intentional living and shared food…lots of shared food.