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Jonathan White, Campus Minister


Phone: 314-744-5314
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Education: B.A. from Belmont University in religion and communications, 1995; Master of Arts in Christian Education with a concentration in Collegiate Ministry from Southern Seminary, 2006
Bio: Jonathan White moved to St. Louis from Nashville, TN in 2006, to begin working as MBU’s campus minister. White is charged with molding students’ spiritual formation, overseeing Student Ministries Council and finding opportunities for students in local and foreign ministries and missions. White formerly served as the college pastor of The Church at Crosspoint in Murfreesboro, TN. While there, he founded Bonhoeffer’s Coffee Shop, a full coffee bar and ministry located adjacent to Middle Tennessee State University. He also led various mission trips to Puerto Rico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Romania, and England. White has been married to his wife Melissa for 17 years. They have three children: Leah, Austin and Brady.

Hobbies: Spending time with family, drinking coffee, watching man movies with my son, traveling, and being bald.
Favorite Quote: “Life comes down to one thing: knowing Christ and making Him known.”— Charlie Hall
If you could trade places with anyone for day, who would it be? An Egyptian archeologist.
What is your advice to an incoming MBU student?
Die to yourself and follow Christ everyday.
What are your life goals? To be whole-hearted for Jesus, to love my wife and to be a daddy to my kids.
What is an original fact about you? I’ve visited Count Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania Romania.
What is your favorite blend of coffee? Straight up Latte from Cafe Nero in England and Christmas Blend from Starbucks.
What is your favorite place on campus? The Perk
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Allowing God to be Lord of my life and doing whatever Jesus has in store while holding a grande coffee.
Where do you like to spend time in St. Louis? The Hill, The Loop and The Valley
Favorite song on today’s Billboard charts? The Super Mario Brother’s theme song (It’s on the Billboard Ringtone Chart).

Casey Peterson, Minister of Students


Minister of Students for Spiritual Development
Hometown: Modesto, CA
College you graduated from: MBU
Hobbies: Volleyball, bow hunting, watching the NBA, and spending time with my beautiful wife 🙂
Favorite quotes: “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” -Abraham Kuyper
Original something about yourself: I was in a movie with George Clooney, but they cut my scene.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day who would it be? No one. I love my life. But maybe Lebron James…
What is your advice to an incoming MBU student? If you go to McDonalds, order the value fries instead of the small fries. They are 19 cents cheaper and you get the same amount of fries. You’re welcome.
What is your favorite thing to do on a Tuesday night? Go to McDonalds and order value fries.
What is your favorite blend of coffee? Starbucks Casi Cielo

Maukiesh Howard, AMP Assistant Campus Minister


AMP Assistant Campus Minister for Community Engagement
(Maukiesh and his wife Amber)
Hometown: Fort Pierce & Tallahassee, Florida
College you graduated from: McKendree University & Missouri Baptist University
Hobbies: Christian Rap, thinking about possibly working out, Real Estate, investing, collaborating.
Favorite quotes: “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35 in Bible)……… “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;” (James 1:19 in Bible)
Original something about yourself: I have lived with a single mom, married parents, and single dad.
If you could trade places with anyone for day who would it be? Donald Trump, but I would behave differently than Donald.
What is your advice to an incoming MBU student? Know that Jesus really loves and wants you.
What is your favorite thing to do on a Tuesday night? It varies.
What is your favorite blend of coffee? I’m not a coffee person but I like vanilla bean frappuccino from Starbucks.

Maria Dugo, AMP Women's Ministry Asst.


AMP Women’s Ministry Assistant/Admin. Assistant
Hobbies:Track and field (throwing), weightlifting, small group, mentoring, basketball
Favorite quotes: “The first duty of Love, is to listen”
“Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.”
Original something about yourself: I LOVE exploring mental health, and exploring emotions, the stuff many people don’t like to talk about.
If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be? Dr. Brand
What is your advice to an incoming MBU student? Get involved. Go to events, and you will make friends and begin to have a family like structure here on campus. Don’t be afraid to start new relationships.
What is your favorite thing to do on a Tuesday night? Netflix Binge, sleep, oh and eat!
What is your favorite blend of coffee? That’s so hard…. Hm, I’m really digging Chai this year.

Damaris Wyand, Amp Administration Assistant

Hometown: Saint Charles, Missouri
Education: Current student at Missouri Baptist University

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What is an original fact about you?
What is your favorite blend of coffee?
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