Mobilizing students through service learning and volunteer programs
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.
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.
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.
GRA for Student Missionary Partners
B.A. Kinesiology, Azusa Pacific University 2018
Oliver is excited to be returning to Ministry and Evangelism as a second year GRA working with Student Missionary Partners. He grew up in Gilbert, Arizona, and later majored in Kinesiology and minored in Psychology at Azusa Pacific University in California. He had opportunities there to start to develop a love for working with college students and helping them learn to navigate the challenges that come with being a young Christian adult in the modern world. After college Oliver spent two years in Ecuador working for Living and Learning International as a Resident Coordinator, where he was blessed with the opportunity to mentor and disciple college students who were spending the semester abroad. He is excited to continue that journey at Wheaton in the Higher Education and Student Development program. When not working or completing assignments, Oliver likes to play sports (primarily soccer), spend time with friends and family, or read a good book!
Graduate Assistant for Ministry & Evangelism
B. A. English, Christ’s College Taipei 2021
Dorcas is from China and will be studying Higher Education and Student Development in Wheaton while serving as the Graduate Assistant for Ministry & Evangelism. Growing up in a Christian family and receiving a Christian education gave her a clear vision when she was at a young age. After graduating from college, Dorcas worked as a teacher for two years in a Christian school. During this period, she also served in a youth ministry where she got to lead a small group and help with planning camps. She likes to spend time with young adults and witness God’s amazing works in their lives.
Graduate Assistant for Ministry Teams
B.A. Psychology, Clemson University 2022
Sarah is the Ministry Team Graduate Assistant in Ministry & Evangelism. As a recent graduate from Clemson University with a degree in Psychology, Sarah had the opportunity to serve in many different roles within her campus ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The passion for equipping leaders to steward their gifts for those they are serving and for the kingdom was grown throughout her leadership roles in the ministry. Her heart beats for championing other people’s passions and partnering with them to serve the community and the Father! And prayer! She loves prayer! Sarah has just moved from South Carolina to Wheaton, so if you have any fun recommendations for ways to play outside or enjoy good coffee and food, please send them her way!