John Schwartz

John Schwartz, Pastor


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

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.


Matt Amick

Matt Amick, Intern

Matt is a 2012 graduate of K-State, majored in Finance and Accounting and was a part of Ichthus for 4 years. During this time, he held extensive leadership at Ichthus. After graduation, he worked for a year in Kansas City at KPMG as an auditor before being called back to Ichthus. Matt will be the intern for the next 3 years. He will also be attending MAP Seminary during this time, with the goal of staying in Manhattan long term. Matt enjoys backpacking, ultimate frisbee, K-State sports and loves college students.


Jake Douglas

Jake Douglas, Intern

Jake graduated from K-State in 2014 with a degree in Family Studies and Human Services. He served as a leader in the Ichthus community for the four years he was in school, and is currently attending MAP Seminary.  He and his fiance Megan hope to stay in Manhattan long term and continue loving, serving, and participating in the community that is Ichthus.