Chaplain

Bailey Knuth ’20

Major(s)?

Religious Studies

Minor(s)?

Communication

I'm involved in:

Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spending time at the Rec Center, Singing and playing guitar and piano

After I graduate, I plan to:

Continue cultivating God’s ministry in my hometown and surrounding cities. I will be auditioning to be a musician for Carry the Love, a group that travels around to college campuses in the spring to spread the Gospel and bring people into discipleship. Eventually, I also plan to go to school for my pastoral degree.

My favorite place on campus is:

During the spring and summer, the Chapel lawn is the best place for a good Spikeball tourney. During the fall and winter, definitely the Eddy Music building because a lot of the songs I have written have come from prayer in the piano rooms.

Some of my favorite professors include:

Dr. Kate Blanchard, Dr. Janie Diels, and Dr. Murray Borrello

So far, my favorite class(es) have been:

Homiletics, Fine Arts Education

My greatest accomplishment at Alma is:

People see Jesus Christ in me. I have been obedient in the Lord’s call to seek the Kingdom of God, build relationships, and plant ministry seeds here. I know so many will be seeds I never see sprout while I am still here, but there is no better feeling than knowing you are living out the Word of God and feeling His confirmation.

I'd advise an Alma freshman to:

Now is a season of studies. It is a season where you may feel lonely on occasions. It is a season where you will meet so many faces you will never see again. 1) Study with the intention to learn something. It can be easy to gripe and not appreciate the books and articles your professors give you, but it’s worth it. 2) You’re never alone. God is with you. He loves you so much, and He wants you to spend time with Him. Use those moments when darkness lies and tells you you’re lonely to dig deep into your relationship with God. 3) Make connections. Go out of your way for another conversation. You never know the friendships and partnerships you may be cultivating.

What I like most about studying at Alma is:

For as small as the campus is, there is always a quiet space somewhere.

My favorite part about living on campus is:

If you wake up five minutes before class starts YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO GET THERE!