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Campus Ministry Staff


Dean of Spiritual Life

TBA (The search is being conducted during fall 2014.)


Mindy Smith, Campus Pastor
The Rev. Mindy Smith, a Whitworth alum, is in her sixth year as campus pastor. After graduating Princeton Theological Seminary in May 2006, Mindy returned to Spokane in the summer of 2008. In October of that year, she was ordained in the Whitworth Chapel to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She coordinates the Small-Group Ministry Program and serves in collaboration with the pastoral staff in the Campus Ministry Program. If you'd like to meet with Mindy, please contact her at 509.777.4341 or

Chet Andrews, Assistant Chaplain
Chet is a local pastor who serves with campus ministry and enjoys meeting with students and encouraging them.  Contact Chet at 509.777.4345 or

Kent McDonald, Lecturer of Practical Theology, Young Life Regional Trainer
Kent has been at Whitworth for 14 years, is married with three beautiful daughters, and is recently a grandfather. He received his M.Div. at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and his doctorate at Carey Theological Seminary. Kent has a heart for international work, and he served from 1994-2000 as a missionary in Kenya with Young Life. He teaches in the theology department, works with the chapel program, and speaks and connects with churches through the Whitworth Office of Church Engagement. He also oversees Whitworth's Young Life Training Program and is the regional trainer for Young Life in the Inland Northwest. Kent has a passion for working with young people and "20-somethings," and he is a frequent speaker for camps, retreats, and conferences. He loves a good cup of coffee and a laugh or two. If you'd like to meet with Kent, please contact him at 509.777.3241 or

Stephy Nobles Beans Stephaine Nobles-Beans, Coordinator for Ministry and Multicultural Affairs
Better known as Mama Beans, Stephaine is a preacher, singer, writer and all-around lover of Jesus. Here on campus she serves as the coordinator for ministry and multicultural affairs. Stephaine enjoys praying with students and providing spiritual support. If you'd like to meet with her or to pray with her, contact her at 509.777.4568 or

Ben Brody Ben Brody, Associate Professor of Music
Ben is a Whitworth alum with a deep passion for authentic worship that is based in scriptural truth and musical excellence. He helps coordinate music for chapel services and oversees the Hosanna ministry. Contact Ben at 509.777.3214 or

Connie McKnight Connie McKnight, Program Assistant
Connie joined campus ministry in August 2013 to provide administrative support for the chapel and campus ministry teams. Connie is a Whitworth alum who, having lived abroad for 15 years, is thrilled to be back in Spokane serving the students and mission of Whitworth University. Contact Connie at 509.777.4345 or