LINDSBORG – Bethany College has announced that Jacob Spilker, '15, is the new vice president of advancement and alumni engagement, effective Sept. 28.
"I am thrilled to be joining the advancement team at Bethany College. As an alum, it has been great to see the growth under the leadership of President Mauch. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to work alongside President Mauch, Brenda Meyer, and the rest of the advancement team as we continue to push towards a very bright future for our Dear Ol' Bethany. I look forward to diving into the community and meeting so many others that share the same vision for Bethany College as we all work together to bring it to life," Spilker said.
Spilker graduated Cum Laude from Bethany College in 2015 and then became a program specialist for the Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries until 2016. He then joined Camp Tomah Shinga as an associate director responsible for all programming on-site and, in 2018, was promoted to executive camp director overseeing all operations. Since 2016, Spilker has tripled the attendance and largely increased the endowment at Camp Tomah Shinga.
"It is exciting to welcome Jacob back and add his proven skillset to the leadership and advancement teams here at Bethany," said President Elizabeth Mauch.