Who We Are

Our Mission and Vision

The Navigators at Kansas State University are a family of students on a mission to know Christ, make him known, and help others do the same.

We see a vital movement of the gospel, fueled by prevailing prayer, flowing freely through relational networks and out into the nations. Workers for the Kingdom are next door to everywhere!

Staff

Here are our wonderful staff members!  Click on each photo for more information about each member of the K-State Navigators team!

 

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Jon and Trista Pagel grew up in Iowa and met in college at the University of Northern Iowa. They got married soon after graduating and came on staff right away in 2012. Before getting to Manhattan to direct the K-State Navs in 2016, they lived for 2 years in Fort Collins, CO. Their boys are Benaiah (7), Brody (5), Corbyn (5), and Carson (4). They love being active with their kids, caring for their two bunnies, cheering on the Yankees, reading, and hosting students in our home.
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David and Amy Torpen moved to Manhattan after 8 years in the banking industry in North Dakota and Wisconsin. We love opening up our home to college students and experiencing God in the ordinary things of life. We are passionate about trusting God to produce obedient disciples who will lead their families, their workplaces, and their communities in a way that honors Jesus for the rest of their lives.
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Rich and Linda Llewelyn

Student Leadership