Graduation year: 2015
Hometown: Marion, IN
Major: Anthropology/ Pre-Med
Why OC? I want to invite new students to find comfort and identity in the body of Christ at Wheaton. I want to see them experience God’s faithfulness firsthand, and I want to participate in His faithfulness.
About me: I grew up in Indiana; and yes, cornfields are everywhere in Indiana. My dad is a professor, my mom a reading teacher, and my three siblings are as goofy as I am. I am the first of my family to attend Wheaton; now recruiting my younger brother! Whatever after college, I want to explore God's goodness.
Why Wheaton? I wanted a place that cared about the type of person I was becoming; a place where I could be challenged academically; a place where others encouraged me to deepen my relationship with God. I remember getting back from Spring Break and opening up my acceptance letter, then telling my mom, "Hey, I'm going to Wheaton." God's assurance has been more than I could ask or imagine.
Favorite place on campus? Edman Chapel
Describe Wheaton in three words: FOOD FAITH FELLOWSHIP
Favorite Wheatonism: Attempting 'Intentional Community' via SAGA: "Let's grab a meal… February 24th at 6:15, does that work for you?" (It being November)
Most memorable experience at Wheaton: HoneyRock counselor
What makes Wheaton unique? The small things. Praying with friends before meals. Floor bathrooms blaring worship music. The vulnerability within friendships. Spiritual formation not only talked about but fostered. The small things where faith plays an active role in student interactions.
Favorite CU or campus event: Blacklight Dance
What person at Wheaton has had the greatest impact on you and why? My swim coach, Jon Lederhouse. His ability to extend grace and love anyone.