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Meet Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement Team

The role of Parent Engagement is to come alongside parents as they encourage the growth and success of their student through the college years. We're here for you! 

Karehn GehlKaren Kennedy Gehl '89

Director of Alumni and Parent Programs

Laura BennettLaura Bennett 

Events Manager

To contact the Parent Engagement team, email parents@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.5047. 

Volunteer Parent Council 

This special group of volunteer parents serve the College by serving other Wheaton parents. The Parent Council is on hand to serve as a resource to you. Email us at Parents@wheaton.edu if you have questions and would like to get in touch with any members of the Parent Council, or connect directly through the links provided on their profile. 

Council members for 2020-21

Israel Chavez 

Israel and Erica Chavez

Dubuque, IA
Student: Julia ’22
Major: Economics and Bible and Theology
Israel and Erica would love to talk with you about: Passage, the integration of faith and learning, intramurals, Zoe's Feet, and serving as a Deke (sophomore students who work with the Admissions office to host prospective students). 
Fun Fact: Israel and Erica love camping and hiking, they have been involved with Christian Camping for over 20 years, they both serve in higher education and enjoy working with college students. 
Contact Israel and Erica

Rob and Tammy Danielson

Rob and Tammy Danielson

Bettendorf, IA
Student: Lindsay '21, Sarah '23
Major: Lindsay/English, Sarah/English and Anthropology
Rob and Tammy would love to talk to you about: Concert Choir, the Conservatory, Wheaton's strong commitment to spiritual growth, and discipleship small groups.
Fun Fact: Rob and Tammy love travelling, photography, and Bible study.
Contact Rob and Tammy  

McGill Option 2
 

Ken and Leslie McGill

Plano, TX
Student: Gabriel '21
Major:
Business
 Ken and Leslie would love to talk with you about: Athletics, Residence Life, Wheaton's robust spiritual growth mindset, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Fun fact: Ken and Leslie enjoy reading, exercising, volunteering at their church, and being involved with their family-run non-profit, Marissa's House Projects.
Contact Ken and Leslie

Ryan and Jess Oliver

Ryan '91 and Jess Thomas Oliver '89

Falls Church, VA
Student: Isabelle '21
Major: English/Pre-law/Philosophy
Ryan and Jess would love to talk with you about: HNGR (Human Needs and Global Resources), Athletics, Wheaton's summer programs and the sciences at Wheaton, particularly as it relates to pre-med and the health field.
Fun Fact: Ryan and Jess met at Wheaton and were both involved in the HNGR program and Wheaton Athletics. Ryan's father taught in Wheaton's graduate school in the 1970's.
Contact Ryan and Jess

Savidge

Jack and Robin Savidge

Lindenwold, NJ
Students: Jonathan '22
Majors: Undecided
Jack and Robin would love to talk with you about: The Wheaton Graduate School, study abroad, Gospel Choir, and student involvement in local churches
Fun fact: Robin is a high school teacher, and Jack works for Fox Rehabilitation.  They enjoy serving together on short term missions trips. 
Contact Jack and Robin

Parents Council 

Nathan ’95 and May Tse Stevens ’95

Colorado Springs, CO
Student: Hannah ’22
Major: Applied Health Science
Nathan and May would love to talk with you about: Athletics, Residence Life, intramurals, Passage, and working on campus. 
Fun Fact: Nathan and May enjoy traveling, taking walks, good food, and an annual medical missions trip to Guatemala. 

Contact Nathan and May