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81st Annual Easter Pageant Experience

April 8, 2020 - 5:30pm CST

This year’s Easter Pageant is going to look a little different and we are so excited for you to play a role in it. If you have any questions, please reach out and we’ll be happy to get you the answers you need! You can contact our Dean of Student Leadership & Engagement, Mike McCarthy at mmccarthy@umhb.edu.

Thanks for joining us as we continue moving forward with this tradition and bringing light and hope to this community!


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About the Pageant

In 1940, President Singleton had the idea to utilize the ruins of Luther Hall for a portrayal of Holy Week. Cynthia Sory, drama faculty member, helped bring his dream to life by writing a script, creating costumes and staging the drama. Currently, the pageant is student-directed and produced. The roles of Christ, Mary, and the Director are one of the highest honors afforded to UMHB students and are cast by the university president.

This Year's Roles


Emma Spellings, Mary

Emma Spellings is a 23 year old senior nursing major from Round Rock, TX. She is the daughter of Tracy and Sonya Spellings. While at UMHB, Emma has been involved in Welcome Week on Steering Committee and as a Cru Leader, Revival on steering committee, Participated in the Miss Mary Hardin Baylor Pageant, and has been involved with Easter Pageant the past three years. Emma is thankful for the ways UMHB has pushed her to grow in her faith, lead well and serve where she’s at. She considers her time at UMHB to be the best and richest years of her life.


Seth Blankenship, Jesus

Seth Blankenship is a 22-year-old senior Pre-Physical Therapy major from Sugar Land, Texas. He is the son of Dan and Stacey Blankenship. Seth has been involved with Student Foundation, Welcome Week, Crusader Knights, Search Cru, and Easter Pageant in his time at UMHB. He is thankful for a University that constantly challenges him, academically, physically, and spiritually.


Precious Anselm, Pageant Director

Precious Anselm is a 20-year-old junior social work major from San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of April Anselm. She is involved in Delight Ministries, University Ambassadors, being a Cru Leader, and is a small group leader at FBC Temple. She enjoys leading worship, trying new crafts, volunteering in preschool ministry, and laughing with friends. Precious is thankful for the atmosphere of belonging and growth that Mary Hardin-Baylor gives to its students.


Miriam Osterlund, Assistant Director

Miriam Osterlund is 20-year-old junior Christian Studies major from Midland, Texas. She is the daughter of David and Eve Osterlund. Miriam is involved with Welcome Week, Miss Mary Hardin-Baylor Pageant and Easter Pageant. She is thankful for the many opportunities that have grown and challenged her faith during her time at Mary Hardin-Baylor.


Sarah Weinmann, Assistant Director

Sarah Weinmann is a 21 year old junior Business Management major from Edna, Texas. She is the daughter of Michael and Schannen Weinmann. Sarah has been involved with FYC and is currently involved with Young Life and Easter Pageant. She is thankful for her friendships and growth that have come from attending UMHB.

My experience portraying Christ brought me a new appreciation for picking up my cross daily, for relationships, and for being in God's presence.

Quinton Payton

Portrayed Christ
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Quinton Payton

Portrayed Christ