Jim Unke Memorial Scholarship

On January 28, supporters packed the MLC gym to celebrate the establishment of the Jim Unke Memorial Scholarship.
This new scholarship will honor and carry forward Coach Unke’s legacy of gospel ministry by financially supporting the training of future pastors, teachers, and staff ministers.
Jim’s players, friends, and colleagues remember the former athletic director for his faithful service and heart for ministry. “As an MLC graduate, I can’t thank Coach Unke enough for what he has done for all of us,” says Jiacheng (Nicholas) Liu MLC ’20. “Coach Unke was always approachable, encouraging, and caring. He set a perfect example for us on how to be a faithful servant.”
To honor Jim’s 25 years of service to MLC, the scholarship committee set a goal to raise $25,000 in 25 days. They met that goal and more! Over $47,000 have been donated to the scholarship fund, and the donations are still coming in. Visit the scholarship’s GoFundMe page to give to the training of future called workers.
MLC is thankful for the support that allowed the Jim Unke Memorial Scholarship to be established!
Pictured: Head Men’s Basketball Coach Greg Holzhueter MLC ’10, scholarship committee chair; MLC VP Scott Schmudlach DMLC ’85, Jim’s brother-in-law; Julie Schmudlach DMLC ’86, Jim’s sister; MLC Admissions Counselor Lori Unke DMLC ’84, Jim’s wife; Dan Cline, scholarship committee member; MLC VP Mark Maurice.