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Ben Beck

Position: PCM Missionary
E-Mail: beckb@purdue.edu
Cell Phone: (765) 490-3048

Major: Masters of Arts in Christian Education
Year of Graduation: 2001, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Major: Bachelor of Science in Technology, Wood Technology
Minor: Industrial Business and Safety
Year of Graduation:1996, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas

Other activities or clubs: University Religious Leaders, Faculty Fellow for McCutcheon Hall, Symposium leadership
Hobbies: Riding bicycle, playing racquetball, playing disc golf & made a hole in 1, camping, woodworking, video games, grilling
Favorite Things: Spending time with my wife Nettie, my two girls, Michaela and Breanna, and with friends.

The Most Important Thing: http://stories.mostimportantthing.com/Testimony/BenBeck1

Why the Purdue Collegiate Ministry?
When I was in college I got involved with the PCM and even served 3 years on leadership. I also was called to full-time vocational ministry and God gave me a love and passion for college students. I love helping students in their spiritual journey through college whether they have been a Christian for many years or know little or nothing of Christ. It thrills me to see students grow and when they get done with college become the spiritual leaders of a church.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to your students?
College is more than just studying and a degree. It is preparation for the rest of your life. You are making decisions now that will affect the rest of your life. The most important life decision is having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Nettie Beck

Position: PCM Missionary
Email: beck25@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 490-3060

Major: Bachelor of Business Administration
Year of Graduation:
1996 Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas

Other activities or clubs: Co-Leader of Journey Clubz and Junior Achievement volunteer.
Hobbies:
Volleyball and Basketball, coaching daughters cheerleading and basketball
Favorite Thing(s):
Spending time with Ben and our girls Michaela and Breanna as well as hanging out with friends.

Why the Purdue Collegiate Ministry?
God used a collegiate ministry to call me back to Him when I was in college and I learned how to have a deeper relationship with Him. He called me to full time college ministry and more specifically to minister to college girls. I know I would not be where I am today without God using the PCM to mold and shape me. I want to spend the rest of my life mentoring and helping students grow closer to God, learning to share their faith on a regular basis whether God calls them to vocational ministry or serving the Lord in the work place.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to your students?
Never forget God called you to Purdue to glorify and serve Him first. He called you to get an education second. Don’t ever reverse the order.

Dennis Runner

Position: International Campus Missionary
Email: purdueicm@gmail.com
Phone: (765) 532-2517

Major: B.A., Music Communications with a Bible minor
Year of Graduation:
1994, Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee

Other activities or clubs: University Religious Leaders, Member at Elston Family Church (serve in audio operation), Association of Christians Ministering among Internationals, & Served on board for Pack Away Hunger.

Hobbies: Playing or watching any kind of sports (i.e., soccer, basketball, ping-pong, etc) and music
Favorite Things: Spending time with my family, watching movies, eating bar-b-que

Why the International Campus Ministry?
My family and I have been here since Nov. 2011. We followed the Lord’s calling to relocate here from Charlotte, NC, to lead this ministry as a partnership ministry of the Purdue Collegiate Ministry. My wife, Julie, and I love to serve together. We have 4 children. As a family, we love working with international students! We enjoy learning about new cultures, about their families, traditions, and beliefs. But above all of that, we love to share the love of Christ with students, because of what He did for us!

What’s one piece of advice you would give to your students?
College life offers so much more than just a degree. It is a time of transition from being under your parent’s oversight to developing your own views of life (and faith). It is about becoming your own person so that you can stand the test and trials of life. Be a learner. Don’t stop listening, but learn how to weigh opinions and experiences against the Word of God. Let it be your ultimate guide in life!

Daniela Marinho Ribeiro

Position: PCM Grad Assistant

E-Mail: dmarinho@purdue.edu
Cell Phone: (307) 761-2908

Major: Neurolinguistics
Year of Graduation
: 2017
Class: Graduate Student

Hobbies: Reading, Movies, Music, Photography. Sports, Aeronautics

Favorite things: Enjoying God’s breathtaking creation. Living life alongside friends old and new. Bringing glory to a God who is worthy of my all.

Why the Purdue Collegiate Ministry? In the PCM I have a community of people that encourage and challenge me. It would be hard not to feel loved here. Not to mention the ridiculous amounts of fun we have (note the ridiculous part).

What’s one piece of advice you would give your fellow students?

As you go through this phase of life, there will be all sorts of things demanding your attention and time. Make God your center, top priority and unwavering ground. Never forget the Giver of all good things. Work your hardest and do your best, always remembering balance and humility. (And naps make the world go ‘round!)

Ashley Wingate

Email: wingate@purdue.edu
Phone: (317) 605-0747
Position: Student Intern

Major: Elementary Education
Year of Graduation: 2017
Class: Senior

Other Schools Activities: I work at Technology Resources Center for teachers, I am in the Construction Honors Society..Sigma Lambda Chi.
Hobbies: I love running,started doing random crafts from Pinterest, and watching television series with friends
Favorite things: Hanging out with friends and just meeting new people. I also love just have the one on one quality time doing the most random things.

Why the Purdue Collegiate Ministry? This Ministry has really pushed me on my personal walk with God, and has kept me accountable for my actions outside of church. We also are a family and everyone can rely on each other and just know that we are all going to be there for you through anything.

What’s one piece of advice you would give your fellow students? Many people like to do the popular thing, but I would just say do what you want to do no matter how many people are doing it. Also, rely on God’s timing and trust that he has a plan for you even if you can not see it right now.

 


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