John Schwartz is a 1993 graduate of K-State. After extensive Ichthus leadership as a student, he served three years as a high school youth minister before returning to Manhattan in the fall of 1996. John and his wife Jeanette have five children: Joshua, Juliana, Jayna, Jessa, and Jensen. They are delighted to be in the “Promised Land”helping students better know and follow Christ in all areas of their lives.
Todd Stewart, Pastor
Todd joined the Ichthus staff as the Adult Sphere Leader in August 2014 after serving on the staff of New Hope Church in Manhattan, KS for 10 years. Prior to this, Todd spent 7 years helping lead collegiate ministry at various places around the world (China, K-State, and The Ohio State University). Todd has a Master’s of Divinity in Collegiate Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Both Todd and his wife Jennifer became followers of Christ while students at K-State in the early-mid 90’s, and they are both passionate about being part of a church planting movement that centers around reaching unchurched college students and unchurched families.
Todd and Jennifer have 4 kids and one annoying dog named Princess Leia. Both Todd and Jennifer share a love of spending good time with people, and hiking in the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Anna graduated from K-State in 2014 with a degree in Business Management. She has led within the Ichthus Community for the past two years, and is now attending MAP Seminary. She has a passion for helping people know and love Jesus and getting people engaged in community, discipleship and evangelism. (She also REALLY likes coffee and almond butter)