My name is Stephen Cartwright and this is my first year as an RD in Fischer Hall. I served in Residence Life throughout much of college and seminary, and I value the unique opportunities it presents to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ through encouragement, challenge and development of one another. When I'm not in Fischer, I can likely be found preaching, playing basketball, reading, having insightful conversations, or laughing at random nonsense. I majored in Business Management at Trinity International University, and just before graduating with my bachelors, decided to pursue a Master of Divinity from Trinity. I loved working with undergraduates as a GRA and I'm excited to continue doing so in Fischer as an RD! It is my prayer that Fischer will be a place that edifies students and staff and glorifies the Risen Christ! A place where the love of Christ is reflected by the ways in which we live out the Good News! A place where individuals feel seen, heard, known and valued and are compelled to help others feel the same. I look forward to getting to know you this year!
Smith-Traber Residence Hall
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Wheaton College
Kat Haase grew up attending Wheaton College’s Northwood’s campus, HoneyRock, and it was because of the incredible Wheaton students who counseled and instructed her in those early years that she found herself irresistibly drawn to attending Wheaton herself. These young college leaders showed her how to spend time with God in the early morning hours and to love the woods and beauty of God’s creation. They so impressed upon her their love for God and life that she ended up dedicating her life’s work to pouring into this strategic age group. One of Kat’s passions for students is for them to behold God and to cling to Him more than anything else in this world.
Kat and her husband Dan live with their two boys, Christopher and Benjamin and their long haired Dachshund, Bunny, the dorm mascot. They are experts at all things Smith-Traber and have a long list of heroic and not-so-heroic stories recounting the exploits of 18-20 years old college students recently set free from the oversight of their parents. Kat is a delighter in coffee, the great outdoors, anything theological or philosophical, a good embarrassing moment that can be recounted with horror to the delight of a late-night group of friends and the absolute beauty of watching college friendships form.
My name is Erika Grant and I have the privilege to serve as the Residence Director of the Upperclass halls (Evans-McManis and Williston). I graduated from Wheaton with a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Christian Ministry and Formation. While earning my master's, I served as a Graduate Resident Advisor in Smith Traber. Most recently, I moved from North Carolina, where I worked in Residence Life. My husband, Tyler, and I are both from Colorado and we enjoy hiking, snowboarding, and being outside in the mountains. I am looking forward to serving my third year as the RD of the Upper Class Halls.
Campus Apartments and Houses
B.A., Asbury College, 2003
M.A., Wheaton College, 2006
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminar (in progress)
Kristy loves the way the college years are so formational to form, shift and deepen a person’s trajectory toward loving God and loving others which is tangibly lived out in the living rooms and hallways of residence life. Along with this role, she is also a student herself, pursuing an MDiv through Fuller Seminary in California. After growing up in the Philippines and Colorado, she attended Asbury College in Kentucky, studying Biology and Christian Ministry, and Wheaton College where she received an MA in Intercultural Studies. She loves drinking good coffee on her porch with students (and her dog, Sadie), serving Eucharist at Church of the Resurrection, being an aunt to Silas and Auggie, good books and conversation, oh and she can’t pass up a good deal at a garage sale.
Assistant Residence Directors
B.A., Wheaton College, 2018
As a senior graduating in May, Chloe is thankful for the personal growth she has experienced and the community she has enjoyed in the first and second year residence halls. She has seen God consistently care for students through the leadership of the Residence Life staff. As Assistant Residence Director, she is committed to maintaining a physically and relationally supportive environment in Smith-Traber by fostering unity on her staff team and supporting her Residence Director as they serve the Wheaton community.
Chloe is excited to complete her undergraduate education and continue serving the Lord through the study of the human body in medical school. She loves the sight of fresh snowfall, the sound of thousands of voices singing together in Edman chapel, and the feeling of a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning.
Upper Class Halls
B.A., Wheaton College, 2018
God has radically transformed Josiah’s heart through classes, friendships, mentorships, and student groups he has been a part of during his time at Wheaton College. Through growing up in a small church and participating as a Residence Assistant, he has learned the importance of discipleship in the life of any follower of Jesus. As Assistant Residence Director, he is committed to investing in others that they might then go into the world and make disciples For Christ and His Kingdom.
Josiah loves adventures in the outdoors such as hiking, camping, skiing, and canoeing; one of his goals is to visit every National Park in the United States. For fun, he enjoys basketball, volleyball, Settlers of Catan, and playing his guitar.
B.A., Wheaton College, 2017
M.A., Wheaton College, 2021
Preston has loved living in the residence hall community at Wheaton. The true friendships and growth he experienced as a resident inspired him to help facilitate community as an RA. Now as an ARD, he works to help make the residence hall run smoothly and to encourage the RAs of Fischer Hall. Preston believes residence life is more than a group of people sharing the same living space, but can be a medium through which discipleship and life-change happen, where brothers and sisters in Christ can communicate grace to each other.
Originally from Rockford, IL, Preston came to Wheaton to major in Biblical and Theological Studies. He loves the inevitable theological conversations that spring up during late night talks with friends. If you were to ask him to describe himself, he would enthusiastically tell you all about how his Enneagram, Myer-Briggs, Strengths Finders, and love languages relate to his daily life. On nice days he can be found riding his longboard across campus to meet up with his good friends: the other ARDs.
B.A., Wheaton College, 2018