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Monty Daffern
Director of Campus Ministry

Monty and his wife, Jenny, have faithfully served the UC ministry since 1994. He is originally from Hooker, OK!  Jenny is a proud alumni of Medina, TX and a graduate of Abilene Christian University where she studied English.  They have two sons, Harrison and Kyeson, and a daughter, Melanie. Monty earned his Bachelor's degree from OSU and his Master’s in Ministry from Abilene Christian. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his kids, house projects, fishing, and camping.

Barry Bachman
Campus Minister

Barry is originally from Deer Creek, OK.  After graduating from OSU in the spring of 2020 with a degree in Ag Engineering, Barry joined the UC staff.  Barry and his wife, Katie, have been married since December 2020 and are both amazing leaders at the UC.   He is excited to greet and deepen relationships with each student in our ministry! He enjoys sports, board games, and cofee.

Shawna Diel
Office Manager

Shawna started serving the UC in 2019 as the secretary. She and her husband, Shawn, have lived in Stillwater since 2013 and have two children, Karsan (20) and Gunnar (13). In her spare time, Shawna enjoys cheering on the Braves, reading, and spending time with her family.

2022-2023 Interns

Garrett Gilliland
Year: Master's Student
Major: Business Management
Josh Vick
Year: Junior
Major: Elementary Education
Guys Outreach
Rocky Hensley
Year: Sophomore
Major: Applied Exercise Science
Freshman Guys Outreach
Kaylee Pittenger
Year: Senior
Major: Ag Leadership
Church Liaison & Service
Karsan Diel
Year: Junior
Major: Comm. Sciences & Disorders
Social Media/A/V & Intramurals

Maggi Dansby
Year: Junior
Major: Physiology & Biology
Upperclassman Girls Outreach
Emily Turner
Year: Sophomore
Major: Animal Science
Hospitality/Fellowship & Outreach

Nichole Whitley
Year: Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
Freshman Girls Outreach
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