Meet our Staff

Bryce Chapman, Director of Communications

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Bryce leads the University’s integrated communications efforts,  working to communicate MBU’s distinct brand to its many stakeholders.  Bryce’s chief responsibility is to plan and execute the University’s brand awareness campaign in the St. Louis market. In his role, Bryce oversees strategic communications efforts related to visual identity, media relations and digital communication. Bryce is the editor of the University’s award-winning MBU Magazine. Bryce holds an MA in Media Communication from Webster University and a BA in Technical Journalism from Colorado State University.


Shawn Key, Web Manager

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Shawn focuses on driving the university’s communications efforts through various digital platforms, including the university websites, social media and the campus electronic bulletin boards. He also assists campus stakeholders in planning and implementing the marketing of various events and programs, and is a member of the university Technology Committee. He holds a BA in Psychology from Missouri Baptist University, and outside of his work at MBU is an accomplished speaker, designer and consultant as well as a leader in worldwide missions efforts.


Jenny Gravatt, Communications Specialist

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Jenny helps to drive the visual identity of the MBU Brand. She manages the production of all University print pieces–from creative conceptualizing to print production–and is the official MBU campus photographer. Jenny partners with University departments to produce moving creative concepts that help push the University’s brand forward.  Jenny holds a BA in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Coral Christopher, Communications Specialist

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Coral is a staff writer for the University, telling MBU’s story in the University’s bi-annual alumni magazine, digital media and printed material. In addition to writing content, Coral creates digital platforms for MBU’s story using social media, websites and other avenues. She graduated from MBU summa cum laude with majors in public relations and communications studies. Coral also brings copywriting, strategy and digital media experience from her time with an advertising agency based in St. Louis.

Brad Cygan, Sports Information Director

Brad Cygan is the principle media contact for Missouri Baptist University Athletics and is in charge of all statistical and creative design and development functions for the department. Cygan is a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University where he received his BS in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations.