Friday, May 30, 2014

After almost 25 years of service at Oak Hills Christian College, Dan Hovestol will resign as Financial Aid Director and Athletics

Director. Growing accustomed to having multiple titles throughout his career, Hovestol has accepted two new positions of employent. He has been named the Executive Director of Mokahum Ministry Center, a sister organization of Oak Hills Christian College in Cass Lake, MN, which provides Native American students with ministry and discipleship training. He will also be taking on the role of Director of Admissions at Montana Bible College in Bozeman, MT. This position will allow him to work remotely from Bemidji, with several visits to Bozeman each year.

“Our family has felt God’s call to be more directly involved with Native ministry,” said Hovestol. “’Mokahum’ means sunrise in Ojibwe, which is perfect because I personally see this as a sunrise to a new adventure in life.”

According to Hovestol, working with students and their families is his true passion. While he will miss the people of Oak Hills Christian College, he is excited to begin working with new students and families in his new positions.

“We are so thankful for the years of service Dan has brought to Oak Hills Christian College. We will miss his daily presence on our campus, but we are excited to see how God will use Dan’s gifts in reaching the Native American population in our region,” said Steve Hostetter, president of Oak Hills Christian College.

Dan, his wife Gwen, and their children will make the transition on May 31st.