When I explain my role as English Hall Director to my children, I tell them, “Mommy’s job is to love the women in English and to teach them to love others.” It may sound juvenile, but it helps them to understand the main purpose of my being here, which is to let love be the goal. When love is at the center, harmony and fellowship follow.
As the Director of English Hall, I want the women to feel encouraged and loved as well as challenged. In my years as an undergrad living in a residence hall at Taylor, I grew spiritually, personally, and relationally. My goal is to make English Hall a place that encourages that sort of growth for the women as well. I hope they can take what they learn in the classroom and amplify it here in English.
After I graduated from Taylor in 2002, I served as a resident director at Northwestern College (Orange City, IA). My husband, Ryan, and I were married in 2003 and we’ve been blessed with two outgoing and humorous children, our son Oliver and daughter Julian. We returned to Upland so I could get my masters in Higher Education and Student Development.
I’ve had many fun experiences with the women of English. I’ve enjoyed witnessing and hearing stories about the traditions here like Christmas open house, the third floor broomball pick-a-date, and the Second South bake-off against their brother wing. It’s a fun place to live!