Andreas RAs

Andreas Hall Residence Life Staff

Hannah Bloomquist
Hannah Bloomquist
Resident Director

 

E-mail

hannah.bloomquist@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

Going on my second year!

 

Hometown

Gilbert, Arizona

 

College(s) attended and degrees earned

Bible/ Theology & Women’s Ministry, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
Christian Formation and Ministry & Student Development, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

ResLife at Moody was awesome! I was in a small group of 10 female RAs who pretty much served as my family. We were utterly ridiculous and had a blast chatting late at night, going on retreats, playing (friendly) pranks on our residents, praying together, and encouraging each other in a pursuit of holiness. Some of my favorite memories happened when we would do a yearly tradition of going on a group GYROFAD (get your roommate or friend a date) and would dress up in ridiculous outfits and go bowling or to karaoke, or roam the streets of Chicago.

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday

Sleep in, meet up with friends for breakfast, thrift, explore a new place, coffee shop hop, and end it with going out to dinner and a movie.

 

 

Plans for the upcoming year

I plan to seek the Lord to the best of my ability and provide a hospitable space in Andreas where students can rest, have fun, grow in their faith, and encounter biblical community.

 

Favorite recreational activities

I love just hanging out with friends, reading and discussing theology, singing and playing music, doing art projects, baking, going to a classic car show, or simply watching a good movie.

 

What residents can expect

They can expect to be welcomed into a community that seeks to glorify God and love others well. They can expect to experience hospitality and a genuine desire to grow as the body of Christ through mentoring and discipleship, community events, and authentic relationships.

 

Best thing about my job

I love academia and getting to walk alongside students as they go through this transformational experience called college. I enjoy getting to be a part of students' lives as they grow more deeply in their relationship with God and image him more profoundly. I love being a learner among learners, attending and discussing lectures, going to college events and getting to encourage, support, and challenge students as they learn how to live out their faith more fully. I relish getting to practice hospitality and open my space for students to relax, eat good food, grow in community, and experience the gospel enacted.

 

 


 

Ellie Blauw
Ellie Blauw
Resident Assistant, Kallah

 

Major

Biology

 

Hometown

Grand Rapids, MI

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

This is a tough one, but I would have to say Doctrine with Dr. Madueme. He is so easy to listen to, very engaging, and facilitates thought-provoking class discussion.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Residents can expect to be a part of a spunky, loyal, and a Christ- and each other- loving hall. I look forward to a fun year of hall events and traditions, lively hall life, intentional relationships, and chocolate chip pancakes somewhere in the mix of it all. Hollah for Kallah.

 

What I'm all about

I love a little bit of everything and a whole lot of Jesus. I enjoy the outdoors and playing sports. I love people and how unique God created each one to be. Music, singing, and dancing are a wonderful pastime. Coffee is a favorite beverage. I treasure heart-to-heart conversation, encouraging words, and Christ-centered fellowship.

 

 


 

Zach Dean
Zach Dean
Resident Assistant, Bloodfield

 

Major

Biblical and Theological Studies

 

Hometown

Lafayette, GA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

There's nothing like learning NT Greek. Being able to read God's Word in its original language is just awesome. The lectures in Current Issues are just fascinating, and challenge you to really think about your faith. Missionary Methods and Problems was another class that really changed how I looked at the world, causing me to grapple with issues of contextualization for the first time. 

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

They can expect to have guys that love them and enjoy pursuing discipleship in all its dimensions.

 


 

Shelby Doctor
Shelby Doctor
Resident Assistant, The Fritz

 

Major

Biblical and Theological Studies

 

Hometown

I grew up in Wichita, KS but I live in St. Louis, MO

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Old Testament with Dr. Jones, because he expands the way you view not only the Bible but also the world around you. But honestly any Bible class at Covenant is worth taking, the teachers and topics are wonderful! 

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Lots of events with our sister hall Imani, random dance parties on our Balcony and good conversations over coffee and lots of movie nights!  

 


 

Avenly Jones
Avenly Jones
Resident Assistant, Ruhama

 

Major/Minor

Psychology

 

Hometown

Asheville, NC

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

I loved taking cognitive psychology because it sheds so much light on the way we understand the world. 

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

The desire of my heart is that our hall can be an open and welcoming place; a place for honesty and genuine care for one another. I hope we can spend time getting to know each other and reaching out to others. I think it would be exciting to consider ways we can be reaching out and caring for others on our campus. I long for our hall to be a place where we can relax, enjoy being with each other, point each other to Christ, and have a lot of fun along the way.

 


 

Colt Nolan
Colt Nolan
Resident Assistant, Ithaca

 

Major

Psychology
 

Hometown

Albuquerque, NM

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Psychology of Personality, because I have always enjoyed the dynamics of personality traits and how they manifest themselves throughout life.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A fun filled experience that comes with a focus on glorifying Christ in our activities, speech and thoughts as we live together.

 


 

Caroline Ann Reeves
Caroline Ann Reeves
Resident Assistant, Imani

 

Majors

Art, Psychology

 

Hometown

Trussville, AL

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Art History with Dr. Weichbrodt. It gave me a new perspective on art and how it can interact with you on an emotional, physical, and mental level.  

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Lots of event with our sister hall, the Fritz. Lots of coffee, dance parties, good conversations about Jesus, random social events, and giggles.

“Covenant’s hall life allows you to be involved in something that is bigger than yourself. You will never have an opportunity to live with 30 guys your age and share your life, struggles, and joys together. It’s a beautiful thing that reflects God’s work in our lives.”
 - Ben Hooper '17

“I love, love, love my hall! I met these girls my first week of school and each of them have had a continuing impact on my life in various ways throughout this year. My particular hall this year had a really cool range of ages and majors... This group of girls (most of them returners to the hall) have welcomed me in since day one and have made me feel so loved and included.”
 - Brittany Stout '18
Student Growth through Residence Life | Jonathan Ingraham '07
Jonathan remembers his experience as a student in Maclellan Hall and reflects on the importance of residence life for Covenant