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Carter Hall Residence Life Staff


 

Carter Hall Resident Director Adam Porcella Adam Porcella
Resident Director

 

E-mail

adam.porcella@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

This is my second year working as a Resident Director at Covenant College.

 

 


Hometown

Philadelphia, PA

 

Local Church I attend

Covenant Presbyterian Church

 


College(s) attended and degrees earned

Covenant College, B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Education (2007)
Covenant Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity (2011)

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

As the RA of the Catacombs (a hall in Founders), I had the privilege of organizing and participating in the Catacombs Folk Festival- a highlight of my college experience.

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: My ideal Saturday would include sleeping in, a big breakfast with friends and a trip to the bookstore with my wife.

 

Three words to describe life in Carter Hall

Authentic, engaging, established.

 

Best thing about my job

Participating in the advancement of God's kingdom through the supervision, exhortation and care of his covenant community. Also, the view from my apartment isn't half bad.

 

 

 

Carter Hall ARD Jessica Chen Jessica Chen
Assistant Resident Director

 

E-mail

jessica.chen@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

One year

 

 

Hometown

Orlando, FL (Nanjing, China)

 

Local Church I attend

Mountain Fellowship (church plant of North Shore Fellowship)

 


College(s) attended and degrees earned

Covenant College, BA in Community Development with minors in Psychology and Sociology

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

During my junior year, Maclellan/Rymer Hall was scheduled to host our annual Rymer Cup field day event, but it got completely rained out. Some girls on my hall (Halcyon) and guys on our brother hall (Lawrence) played soccer, barefoot, in the rain for a good 2-3 hours. It was epic.

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: Wake up early with the sunlight streaming in from the window. Spend the morning reading, journaling, and drinking coffee in my bed. Take the afternoon to hang out with friends, adventuring and exploring somewhere I haven't been before. Cook dinner, share it with someone, have some thoughtful conversations...crawl into bed exhausted, but content.

 

Three words to describe life in Carter Hall

Established, Alluring, and...Boisterous

 

Best thing about my job

Sharing my life and faith with college students! What a unique and transitional stage in life and what a blessing it is to witness so much growth and change.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Jimmy Barnett Jimmy Barnett '15
Resident Assistant, 5th South

 

Major/Minor

Business, Math

 

Hometown

Acworth, GA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Finance Orientation to Profession and Practice. It’s a May term class spent in New York, learning about real businesses and organizations and meeting the people who run them.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A hall grounded in the love of Jesus where we can work hard, but also play hard.

 

What I'm all about

Glorifying and enjoying God, growing in faith, and rejoicing in His creation through sports, learning, and fellowship.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Lizzie Goddard Lizzie Goddard ’16
Resident Assistant, 4th South

 

Major/Minor

Community Development, Missions

 

Hometown

Nashville, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Theory of Community Development because it has opened my eyes to the complexity of poverty and missions, but has also instilled in me a passion to serve and humble myself in all situations.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Close knit relationships, a long standing tradition called “Club Sparkle” (a 4th South dance party), and a delight in the individual gifting of each person, and devotion to Jesus above all.

 

What I'm all about

Dance parties, tea drinking, crafting, exploring, laughter, being goofy, the color green, reading and handstands.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Kevin Hughes Kevin Hughes ’15
Resident Assistant, Borderlands

 

Major/Minor

Biblical Studies and Computer Science

 

Hometown

Smyrna, GA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Professor Hutchinson’s Doctrine I because his love and passion for Jesus was extremely evident from his lectures and presence.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

They can expect me to love and serve them as their RA and brother in Christ. They can expect lots of fun, community, growth, and beautiful friendships.

 

What I'm all about

I’m all about the Gospel and how it transforms lives. I am passionate about Jesus and his love for broken people. I am my Beloved’s and His desire is for me.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Rachael Luther Rachael Luther ’15
Resident Assistant, 3rd North

 

Major/Minor

Art, Music

 

Hometown

Columbia, SC

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

Theology of Missions with Dr. Ward. He teaches so passionately about our calling to ministry wherever we are and sparks many conversations and questions regarding issues and needs in the world and church. It’s always good to go to that class and be reminded that there’s so much more going on than my own life as a student on top of a mountain.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

This is 3rd North’s second year being re-opened, so we will still be rebuilding our traditions and identity as a hall. I want 3rd North to be a place of welcoming rooms, long conversations in the hallway, rich discussions, and a community that builds each other up and challenges each other as sisters in Christ.

 

What I'm all about

Spontaneity, anything outside, cultures, traveling, country music, tea, hearing people’s stories, worshipping as a body of Christ, discussions, and I’ve kind of always wanted to be able to fly.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Megan Pennington Megan Pennington ’15
Resident Assistant, 4th Central

 

Major

Elementary Education

 

Hometown

Philadelphia, PA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Children’s Literature. Naturally, I am attracted to this class because it is in my major. Dr. Pennington makes the class fun and interactive. I love being in a classroom that makes learning enjoyable and exciting. It’s an added bonus that we get to look at children’s books every class.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

4th Central is a group of close knit girls who love the Lord and know how to have a good time. Fourth Central provides a safe, stable, fun environment where you can be encouraged in your growth as a student and most of all as a daughter of our King.

 

What I'm all about

Relationships, sunny days, encouragement, exercise, mint chocolate chip ice cream, music and more music, the beach, adventure, the little things, laughter, salty snacks, soccer, road trips, Greek food, and falling more in love with the Lord!

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Beka Saylor Beka Saylor ’16
Resident Assistant, 3rd South

 

Major

Community Development

 

Hometown

Knoxville, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Community Development 210. This class has forced me to think about hard things. It has helped me to see the bigger picture and to have a better understand of things going on in the world around me. Also, Fikkert and Corbett are just awesome.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

You can expect to laugh. A lot.

 

What I'm all about

Jesus, friends, laughing, being with people, Africa, being outside, and meeting new people.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Haley Soles  Haley Soles ’16
Resident Assistant, 4th North

 

Major/Minor

Psychology, Community Development

 

Hometown

Athens, GA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Theory of Community Development with Dr. Fikkert and Professor Corbett. Both professors do a fabulous job of instilling a passion for community development in their students.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

To be surrounded by a community of lovely ladies who love tea, random adventures, open doors, cookie dough, and laughter—lots of laughter. On this hall, you will learn how to encourage and challenge one another in all areas of life while growing in the love of Christ as a community.

 

What I'm all about

Laughter, coffee, books, adventure, long conversations, hummus, building relationships, singing, and dancing. My goal is to always have a constant desire to show others Jesus through every aspect of life.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Bryan Stern Bryan Stern ’14
Resident Assistant, Ghetto

 

Major

Engineering

 

Hometown

Blacksburg, VA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

Statistics—it gets me.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

You can expect out of the hall what you put into it, but the returns can be limitless and living on Ghetto has defined my experience at Covenant.

 

What I'm all about

God, Ghetto, motorcycles, movies, rugby

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Nate Groelsema Nate Groelsema ’15
Resident Assistant, Second Central

 

Major/Minor

Biblical Studies, Community Development and Business

 

Hometown

Byron Center, MI

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Old Testament. Dr. Jones did a wonderful job of presenting the Old Testament in an intriguing way. It was interesting to learn about creation, law, and the nation of Israel in great detail.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A talkative, friendly RA who loves God, family friends, sports, candy, food, people, and talking. They should expect a great time of growth and fun.

 

What I'm all about

Long walks on the beach, monk robes, and popcorn.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Kyle Curran Kyle Curran '14
Resident Assistant, Second South

 

Major

Undecided

 

Hometown

Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

Principles of Management with Dr. Quatro. Practical lessons, personal method of teaching, accountable examinations, and a great and obviously knowledgeable professor.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

An upstanding and outstanding place to grow, live, and learn. A dedication to the Word, to the mission of the College, and to the unity and life of the hall.

 

What I'm all about

People, friends, conversations, earnestness, Covenant College, almost anything generally athletic, soccer, running the trails around Covenant, the gym, hall life, Tijuana flats, the beach, the sun, this mountain and so many things on it (including the weather and seasons), Halo, reading when I can, listening to music, driving, trying new things, eating food, and just being outside.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Grace Hooper Grace Hooper '14
Resident Assistant, 3rd Central

 

Major

History major, Secondary Education minor

 

Hometown

Franklin, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

I enjoyed taking Introduction to History with Dr. Green my first semester at Covenant. I have always loved history, and the class challenged me to examine studying history in a new way.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

3C is known for having many traditions and fun experiences while being “heard before seen,” and loving each other through easy and hard times. College is a time of growing and changing. Through any experience, 3C is a safe place to have fun being goofy, settle in to finish work, and be filled up through strong Christian relationships.

 

What I'm all about

stories, gnomes, crafting, the Olympics, good books, history, music music music, Whitney Houston, movies, good food, camping, feeling cozy, sweet things, salty things, and swalty things. I love building up relationships that enrich my walk with the Lord!