About Us

Mission Statement:
The goal of Battle Creek Athletics is to show Christ’s character to our entire community while providing students who attend Battle Creek Academy the opportunity to participate in interscholastic athletics that foster an environment of joyful leadership, inspiring each participant to mature mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, while instilling in each participant the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and strength of character.

Whatever you are doing, put your whole heart into it, as if you were doing it for the Lord and not for men, knowing that there is a Master who will give you your heritage as a reward for your service.

— Col 3:23, NEB

Sportsmanship Code of Conduct:
• Support your team in a positive way.
• Treat officials with respect at all times during or after an athletic event.
• Treat all participants and spectators with respect.
• Compliment extraordinary performance from either team.
• Be gracious in victory and dignified in defeat.

Staff:
Boys Soccer: Shadrach Grentz (Asst. John Landis, Sangneu Tohing, Andrew Stowell)
Girls Middle School Volleyball: Amanda Mahrle (Asst. Cheridah Miller, Mike Keller)
Girls High School Volleyball: Amanda Mahrle (Asst. Cheridah Miller, Mike Keller)
Boys Middle School Basketball: TBD
Girls High School Basketball: Shadrach Grentz (Asst. Matt Lake)
Boys High School Basketball: Mike Howard (Asst. Darrell Mahrle)
Girls Soccer: TBD

Athletic Ministry Director: Shadrach Grentz
Vice President of Operations: Tom Andersen
Athletic Treasurer: Naghielly Agy

Strategic, proactive leadership is the key to achieving the mission, goals, and objectives of any athletics ministry program.

SDA-HPERA, 2003

Athletic Ministry Board:
Buddy Houghtaling
Dan Grentz
Daniel Mung
Darrell Mahrle
Denny Segar
Macie VanderWaal
Michael Keller
Mike Howard
Naghielly Agy
Olivia Keller
Ranjan Fernando
Shadrach Grentz
Tom Andersen

The role of an athletic ministry board is to support the efforts of the program toward maintaining a high quality experience for student athletes and to represent the church and school.

— SDA-HPERA, 2003

2021-2022 Sponsors:
Rice Well Service
Hickory Ridge Veterinary Service
Mike Bowman
Fogg Motors
Olive Tree Landscaping
Shadrach Grentz
Mike Howard

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Prov 11:25, NIV