Mercedeez Bell, from Woodward High School (Woodward, OK), is the second new commit to the Lady Bears for the Fall 2013 Semester. Bell played for Coach Pat Hawkins and the Lady Boomers over the past four years. She is a 5’11 forward who averaged 10.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 1 block a game while being named to multiple all-tournament teams as well as being recognized as an All-Region player.


“She has great instincts for moving around the court and she is a very good athlete for her size. Mercedeez can score on the block and she can step out and make you guard her on the perimeter. Defensively, she has great instincts and she is very long which will work well for what we try and do,” commented Head Coach Brad Lingafelter. “Plus, she is a great girl with a very sweet personality.”


Bell was a Principal’s Honor Roll recipient and was a member of the Pep Club, Sub Debs, and Team Justin. She is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Bell.


“I am ecstatic to have Mercedeez join the Lady Bears. She was very meticulous about what she wanted and took her time to make sure that Barclay was a good fit for her. Her parents were a great source of wisdom for her as she navigated the recruiting process,” said Lingafelter.

Alumni Weekend

May 3, 4, 5

We have chose the years 2001-2004 for you who were here to come back and celebrate on alumni weekend. We want all of your music groups from those years to come together again and sing for us. This will be a fun weekend and you will want to be a apart of it. There will be opportunity to practice on Saturday morning.


Friday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. Celebration Dinner
Haviland Friends Church

Saturday, May 4, 8:00 A.M., Memorial Golf
Tournament, Pratt Country Club

Saturday, May 4, 10:30 a.m., Alumni Brunch
Barclay Cafeteria

Saturday, May 4, 2:00 p.m. Music and Praise Service
Haviland Friends Church

Saturday, May 4, 6:30 p.m., Alumni Banquet
Hockett Auditorium

Sunday, May 5, 10:30 a.m., Baccalaureate
Hockett Auditorium

Sunday, May 5, 3:00 p.m., Commencement
Hockett Auditorium

Call 620-862-5252-to make your reservation.
Caleb Signing

Caleb Davis, a three-sport athlete from 2A Kiowa County High School in Greensburg, KS, decided to stay close to home and start his collegiate career at Barclay College following his graduation from KCHS in May.

After Davis signed his letter of intent to play men’s basketball in the Fall semester, he stated, “I am just pretty excited for the college experience here at Barclay.”

Davis is a 5’10” shooting guard who averaged 12.2 points, 3 steals, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists during his high school career. This last season he helped pace the Mavericks to a 12-9 record while being named to the Keady Classic All-Tournament Team, 1st team All-League, and Wichita Eagle Class 2A Honorable Mention.

BC Head Coach Royce Bryan said, “Even though there is a strong possibility we might only have Caleb for a year or two because of his chosen major, he is well worth it. Anytime you can get a young man of his character to come be a part of your program, it is a no-brainer. He will make us better both on and off the court.”

Davis plans to major in Aviation. He is the oldest son of Steve and Marlieta Davis, both Barclay College alum. Steve played for the Bears from 1984-88 and is second on the all-time scoring list with 1840 points.

BC Athletics

Following the 2011 inaugural cross country season at Barclay College, it was thought to be in the best interest of the college and the cross country program to utilize the 2012-13 academic school year to focus on recruiting in order to build a solid foundation for the program. To lead the way, Wendy Williams has agreed to take the reins from Ryan Kendall and continue to grow the program.

Williams said, “First, I want to say thank you to Ryan (Kendall) for his work and effort starting the program. We only hope to build on the foundation he set.”

Williams is originally from Rock Springs, Wyoming and ran cross country at NCAA Division II Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. While there she was a 7 time All-American. By the time she was a senior in 2010 at Black Hills State she had left her mark on the school and the cross country program. In that year alone she was a Cross Country All-American, 5k Outdoor All-American, 10k Outdoor All-American, and the National Outdoor Marathon Winner, which she won in 2009 as well.

Academically, Williams graduated in 2010 with a degree in special education and a minor in exercise science and coaching.

“My philosophy will center on taking them (cross country team) through Romans 5:3. I hope they would be able to find joy in their sufferings and develop perseverance not only in their running but more importantly in their walk(s) with the Lord,” said Williams.

Williams is married to Barclay College graduate Jeremiah Williams and they have an 8 month old daughter, Abigail. They are the current Men’s Resident Directors. 

Barclay College, Haviland, KS


May 8-10, 2013


Conference Schedule

Register for the Conference Online


A Church Multiplication Conference for previous and potential church planters, church and denominational leaders, students, and anyone else who has a heart for church planting and fulfilling the Great Commission through the Friends Church. The conference will feature inspirational messages, “best practice” workshops with speakers who have “done it” from around the country, and time for fellowship, synergistic networking, sharing, and dreaming. Recognizing that it takes all kinds of churches to reach all kinds of people, a number of different methods and approaches will be discussed. This conference will be informative, stirring, and help us refocus on God’s call.


This will be the first church multiplication gathering of its kind to attract evangelically-minded Friends from around the country who share a desire to build the Kingdom and who want to be faithful to do our part as Friends to fulfill the Great Commission. In the face of many challenges faced by Friends in every region, this may be exactly the right time to have a forward-looking emphasis that reminds us of our calling with a “gates of hell shall not prevail against it” passion. There are exciting flickers of this fire around the country and globe among Friends, but it is time to bring these sparks together. With God’s help, we need to prayerfully consider how we might shed a maintenance-mentality and stir up a strategic church multiplication movement.

Our Main Speaker:

Bruce Redmond is the Director of Church Planting for the Evangelical Free Church of America, Southeast District. He has directed EFCA church planting for 14 years, serving previously in the Rocky Mountain district. Bruce is convinced that church planting is one of the most effective ways to evangelize and make disciples. He desires to see tens of thousands of people come to Christ in such a way that a movement of new churches would sweep our country. Rather than a “one-size fits all” approach, Bruce has identified at least 12-14 models for starting new churches and believes that through the creativity of God and His people, the possibilities are unlimited. His principles and strategies have been used in at least four countries and in 15 states.

Bruce puts it this way: “We believe the Spirit of God is raising up workers from the harvest field to begin new churches. We are experiencing all different kinds of strategies, different kinds of people, different kinds of visions and in all sizes of communities. The one single concern we have is the spread of the gospel through making disciples that make disciples and reproducing healthy disciple making churches…The mission of the church is clear and starting new churches is still one of the best methods to establish a healthy DNA of multiplication personally and corporately.”

Want to Come Early or Stay Late?

We know that some need to arrive early due to flight arrangements. We will offer some “Pre-Conference Prayer Meetings” and fellowship time on Wednesday afternoon, May 8 for anyone who would like to participate. In addition, one regional group has requested to be able to stay after the conference for a time of debriefing/fellowship with their own pastors and leaders. Post-conference Gatherings like this are possible by prior arrangement. (See costs below.)


This initial conference will be held on the campus of Barclay College in Haviland, Kansas.


Many people will find this conference stirring and relevant, including: those who are interested in church planting, have started a new church, plan to start a new church, or would like to find out more about the possibility of starting a new church. Pastors of potential mother churches, those with an apostolic vision to start a number of churches, or those who see themselves in a supportive role to start new churches will each have their minds and hearts stretched and encouraged!

What about students?

Undergraduate credit is available through Barclay College. A number of Barclay students are already enrolled. Both George Fox Seminary and the Azusa Pacific Graduate School of

Theology have agreed to provide graduate credit for any interested students, now and in the future for subsequent conferences. The conference will provide a strategic mix of younger and older leaders.


Registration Fee (includes meals, materials, conference expenses, etc.):

  • By April 10 (four weeks in advance) – $80/person
  • After April 10 – $100/person

Lodging on Campus (based on double occupancy):

  • $40/person

Total Costs (for those who stay on campus):

  • By April 10 – $120/person
  • After April 10 – $140/person

Special Student Rate (for George Fox Evangelical Seminary and Azusa Pacific Graduate School of

Theology) – $75/person (includes both registration fees and lodging)

Pre or Post-Conference Fees: For those who would like to arrive early or stay late, the cost is an

additional $25/person per day to cover the costs of food and lodging.

What About Child Care? We are currently working on some possible scenarios. If you know of someone

who may be interested in child care during the conference sessions, please let us know.

Contact us for questions:

Jim Le Shana, VP of Academics at Barclay College, 607 N. Kingman, Haviland, KS, 67059