Andy Wells OHCC Guest

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

On Monday, February 5, 2018 Andy Wells shared a message of encouragement and hope with Oak Hills students and staff. As a Native American child, Andy Wells survived from the land with his family in a one-room house in the Red Lake Nation. Growing to an adult in a poverty community, families survived by helping each other; but Andy also saw many social problems created by a shortage of education and high unemployment, especially for those who had personal challenges in life. In 1989, Andy made a career decision to get out of his comfort zone, resign from his teaching career, and begin helping his community economically live beyond survival so they could transition into thriving. Therefore, at the age of 45, Andy became an entrepreneurial employer with a mission of providing jobs and self-supporting income for unemployed families in his community. To begin, Andy used an old garage and his life savings of $1,300 to form a new manufacturing business called Wells Technology. As his business grew, Andy became aware of the many disadvantaged people who had applied for jobs, but did not meet typical qualifications. Rather than turn away individuals who were unprepared for employment, he began providing basic job training to help challenged people prepare for industry and employment. By 2005, the job training program Andy founded had grown into a non-profit 501-c3 corporation called Wells Academy Inc. Andy’s mission at Wells Academy is to create a more inclusive employee staff by providing job training and character development. Wells Academy has become innovative in providing marketable industrial skills, technical knowledge, and positive life values. For his success with both Wells Academy and Wells Technology, Andy has received numerous prestigious state and national awards in recognition of his leadership in building a better America. 


Huron Claus Ministers at Oak Hills

Monday, January 22, 2018

Huron Claus, President of CHIEF (, was busy ministering at Oak Hills this last week! Huron preached in Chapel, taught on the book of Acts at our Mokahum Ministry Center, was the guest speaker at our local pastors' network on Jan. 18th, closed our Mokahum fundraiser in prayer on Jan. 16, and was the guest preacher at First Baptist Church in Bemidji on Jan. 14th. All the while he was having to deal with our MN winter temps compared to his home in Phoenix, AZ. Huron & Paul Straubel, our CIM Director, co-led the "United in Christ" Native Christian Leadership Conference this last July held at the Bemidji EFC. We look forward to our continuing partnership with Huron and CHIEF ministries in the near future! 


A Campaign for Real Transformation Meets $250,000 Matching Grant

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

God is so good! With your prayers and support, we met A Campaign for Real Transformation's $250,000 matching grant! We are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you to everyone who has partnered with Oak Hills to help make this happen.  


Fall 2017 Dean's List

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Oak Hills congratulates and celebrates students who are on the Dean's List for the 2017 fall semester. Students must have been enrolled full time and have achieved a 3.5 or better grade point average. We honor you:  


New Mobile App for Giving

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

You can now make a contribution to Oak Hills through a mobile app! 


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