HIS Staff

HIS Staff support the Manhattan community in serving internationals.
Matching HIS Friends, providing Bibles, coordinating events, and facilitating resources and referral are just a few way our staff supports international students and HIS partner organizations.

Terry Cole

Terry Cole


“I love what I do – and what I do is make friends and assist wherever possible.”

Terry Cole has been actively welcoming international students for many years. He and his wife, Robbin, have had numerous close friendships with internationals. They have hosted a Bible study at their home for close to a decade, served as a host family for six high school foreign exchange students, and traveled to Brazil to assist and serve alongside the church there.

Terry has a huge servant's heart and an innate ability to connect personally with others. As Director of the HIS Association, Terry is committed to making connections with pastors, facilitators, community organizations and as many of the 2,500 K-State international students as he can. He enjoys casting vision among Americans who share his true heart for welcoming internationals.

In his free time, Terry enjoys spending time with Robbin, his wife of 25 years, and his three sons, daughter, and two grandkids. A jack-of-all-trades, Terry can be found doing everything from cleaning swimming pools to fixing his son’s car to taking food to a widow from church.

Katie Palani

Katie Palani


Katie Palani is a Kansas native and a K-State graduate. She and her husband, Sagar, love to travel around the world and have a heart for loving the nations right here in Manhattan, Kansas! Katie has been connected with HIS since her time as a student at KSU, and joined the HIS Staff as Coordinator in January 2017.

Katie is responsible for the HIS Friend program, planning and coordinating HIS events throughout the year, and encouraging partner ministries and facilitators as they love the nations among us! If you every have any questions about HIS and how you can get involved - contact Katie, she’d love to help!

When she’s not in the HIS office, Katie loves to cook Indian food with her husband, connect with new friends, and whoop her friends & family in friendly board game competitions. She’s always up for a cup of coffee or quick game of Bananagrams!

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