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Accredited Courses

Zollikon Institute provides two different tracks of study: accredited courses and Professional Development courses.  Accredited courses are in partnership with Malone University.  These are core courses towards most Malone degree programs and will include but are not limited to the listed courses.
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Carita Keim




Zollikon Institute
P.o. Box 283
Berlin, Ohio 44610



Office: 330.390.4142


HIST 250 – History of Anabaptism  \   Instructor: Marcus Yoder

Marcus Yoder Zollikon Institute

Marcus Yoder is the Executive Director of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center and the Ohio Amish Library, located in Berlin, Ohio.  He graduated with his Master’s  in the History of Christianity from Yale University in 2015.  He earned his Bachelor’s  in History from The Ohio State University.  Marcus was born to an Amish family in the heart of Holmes County, Ohio.  He moved to the Mennonite church where he has had active roles in teaching, pastoring, preaching, and writing over the past twenty-five years.  His study of Anabaptism has guided his life and informed his interpretation of Christian theology.  His love for Christ and community motivates his continued life of service.  He and his wife Norita Yoder currently live in Millersburg, Ohio.

Description: This class will allow the student to gain a substantial introduction to Anabaptist history, theology, and thought from the inception of the movement in the Early Modern Era.  It will examine the factors that shaped the early development and rise of this revolutionary movement.  The class will compare the similarities and differences between the Roman Catholic Church, the Protestant Reformers, and the early Anabaptists.  The student will learn to look at the movement through the lens of their placement in the social structure and class systems of the northern European world.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
 January 10 – May 7, 2022
Time: 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Cost: $1,560
Special Launch Pricing: $936

ENG 145 – English Composition  \   Instructor: Stuart Mullet

Stuart Mullet Zollikon Institute
Stuart Mullet earned his master’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi, and his bachelor’s degree in English from Grace College in Indiana.  He especially looks forward to utilizing his schooling in an Anabaptist setting.  “It’s important to me that we not only pursue excellence but foster a kind of writing and reading practice that enriches our Anabaptist communities–that grounds us in our rich history, theology, and traditions even as we encounter other perspectives.”  He recently moved to the Holmes County area with his wife, Natalie.  They have one child, Auden, and are awaiting their second child in November of 2021.

Description:  This English course will provide students with practice in reading and writing for clear communication.  It will be taught keeping in mind our Anabaptist principles and values.  This course is foundational for further degree studies and will prepare the student with needed writing skills.  

Abstract:  Emphasizes writing as a recursive process and offers practice in reading and responding to expository essays.  Students explore language as a means of discovering and communicating truth.  Grading is limited to A through C- and No Credit.

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
 January 10 – May 7, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $1,560
Special Launch Pricing: $936


Dates that are listed with each course follow the Malone academic calendar and includes Spring Break on March 7-11, 2022.


Classes will be held at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center unless noted otherwise

5798 Co Rd 77,
Berlin, OH 44610.


An evening meal is provided for all students who wish to join at 5:45 p.m. Please indicate on your application if you are attending the evening meal.

Contact us today to find out how you can begin. 


Office:  330.390.4142