Urbana, OH Team

Urbana University, OH Team


Phil & Janet Shetler, Campus Staff
Phil was born and raised on a farm in Iowa and Janet grew up in Pennsylvania.  We both studied at Rosedale Bible College in Irwin, Ohio where we met.  Phil worked at the college for 10 years; then as a CNC Machinist at Honeywell International in Urbana, Ohio for 28 years.  Janet worked for the Postal Service for 35 years.  We have been interacting with internationals since 2007.

We were married in 1969 and had four daughters.  Besides volunteering for IFI Urbana University, we also volunteer at the local Thrift Store.   Our international travels include Costa Rica, Kenya, Israel and Australia.


What we do:

As coordinators for Urbana University, we interact with the OIS (Office of International Studies) office at the University.  We match volunteers with international students, train volunteers, plan events for the internationals, coordinate airport pick-ups and host a Friday night Bible Study in our home.


  • Airport Pickup
  • Friendship Partners
  • International Welcome Dinner
  • Dinner before weekly Bible studies
  • Thanksgiving Hosting
  • Christmas Hosting