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Maclellan/Rymer Hall Residence Life Staff


 

Maclellan/Rymer Residence Director Jackie Robel Jackie Robel
Resident Director

 

E-mail

jacqueline.robel@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

This is my first year!

 

Hometown

New Kensington, PA (close to Pittsburgh)

 

Local Church I attend

I'm in the process of looking for one, but I've loved New City Fellowship.

 

College(s) attended and degrees earned

M.A. in Higher Education, Geneva College, 2013
B.A. in Intercultural Communication, Geneva College, 2010

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

I don't have one big memory. Instead, I think of a zillion wonderful moments in the residence halls! I loved living alongside people, getting them involved in events like ice skating parties, Big Bad Big Wheel Rallies (hilarious!), Bible studies, campus retreats, or early morning pancake breakfasts.
I loved studying and processing our classes together (New Testament Greek and political science study fests are the best!), and getting together to talk, study God's Word, and really think about how our faith should be lived out as college students and how we can live intentionally with one another as a community of believers.
I also LOVE to laugh and will always treasure the many nights of laughing until I cried...so many wonderful moments of hilarity and just delighting in being surrounded by people you love! Basically, I love residence life!

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday

Sleeping in a bit, eating a good homemade breakfast, having a more relaxed devotional time, going to Zumba with friends, working really hard on something for 3-4 hours so I can cross things off my list, and then spending the evening with people talking, exploring, eating, reading together, or watching something (I've been on a Downton Abbey, White Collar, and Smallville kick most recently).

 

Three words to describe life in Maclellan/Rymer

Well, since this is my first year in Mac, I'm not sure. From what I've seen and what I hope, I would say enthusiastic, friendly, and thoughtful.

 

Best thing about my job

Living alongside others as they go through the college experience! I love learning, but especially learning as a community, whether it’s inside or outside the classroom. I love lectures from professors, engaging conversations, intramurals, serving the community, writing papers, Bible studies, campus events, connecting with a local church community, movies, learning about new people and cultures—really all the things that go into a good college experience!
It is a delight to serve students by helping them to connect what they are learning in the classroom to their faith as they try to figure out how to faithfully serve Christ in all spheres of life. This is a hugely formative time of life and it is a joy to walk alongside students and my fellow staff members as we seek to be faithful members of the kingdom of God in the ways that we grow together spiritually, socially, and academically, seeking to create a community of service to one another as we use this time well to learn and engage in God's world!

 

 

 

Maclellan/Rymer Assistant Resident Director Sam Guthrie Sam Guthrie
Assistant Resident Director

 

Years worked at Covenant

First year

 

Hometown

Pittsburgh, PA

 

College(s) attended and degrees earned

B.A. in Sociology, Gordon College

 

Plans for the upcoming year

I'm really looking forward to spending quality time with students and being invested and interested in every part of their lives. Whether it's talking about their relationship with the Lord, working through difficult times and classes, or just having a good time, it's all important and I can't wait to have a place in that.

 

Favorite recreational activities

I love being active. I enjoy playing anything with a ball involved. I also love listening, watching, and conversing about the latest music and film.

 

What residents can expect

My hope is that as an ARD I will provide opportunity for growth. Residents can expect that I will be there for them in the midst of trouble and joy, and that together we may better understand God's faithfulness in our lives and the faithfulness that we are called to.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Scott Kelley Scott Kelley ’15
Resident Assistant, Suburbs

 

Major/Minor

Business, Math

 

Hometown

Jackson, MS

 

Favorite class at Covenant

Principles of Microeconomics. This class was really interesting and challenging—it’s awesome to learn about economics with a Christ centered mindset.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Residents can expect a strong Christian community that encourages and builds one another up. I also think we’re going to have a fun time laughing and living life together.

 

What I'm all about

I love getting to know people and spending time with them. I like playing sports and hanging out outside. I’m also a big fan of Frisbee, late night discussions, and Chik-fil-a runs.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Peter Hennigan Peter Hennigan ’15
Resident Assistant, Sutherland

 

Major/Minor

History, Education

 

Hometown

Cape Cod, MA

 

Favorite class at Covenant

Introduction to History. Because it’s history, duh.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

They can expect a young hall—it looks like our hall will be full of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors next year. Expect the year to kick off quick. Our discipleship coordinator and I are already making plans for events. All I ask is that you come ready to be a part of a Christ centered community on a hall that wants to experience college in a healthy, fun way.

 

What I'm all about

I’m all about understanding and enjoying Covenant and all that it has to offer, spiritually, academically, or socially. I realize this is a prepping stage for your adult life and I want to support and help everyone on my hall and all my friends not waste this fantastic opportunity.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Aubree Capen Aubree Capen '14
Resident Assistant, Halcyon

 

Major/Minor

Spanish and History

 

Hometown

Kailua, HI

 

Favorite class at Covenant

History of Christianity in America with Dr. Green. It opened my eyes to how the church has developed, and its dynamic relationship with this country. Thought provoking.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Halcyon means peace and that is what our hall is about—living life together, sharing joy, seeking and pursuing peace.

 

What I'm all about

Understanding what it means to live in the knowledge that I am God’s beloved child and that He is and will redeem all broken things. I love people, late nights, learning about different parts of the world, chai lattes, and living life in the sunshine.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Elizabeth Mackey Elizabeth Mackey ’14
Resident Assistant, Rowan

 

Major/Minor

Art, Sociology

 

Hometown

Grew up in Moscow, Russia, but currently live in Rutherfordton, NC

 

Favorite class at Covenant

Christ and Culture. I loved hearing from different professors throughout the course and learning about our role in culture as Christians.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Rowan is a crazy fun hall with lots of personality. We have traditions every year that really build community and unify the hall as a whole. Expect to be in a community of awesome girls!

 

What I'm all about

I love hiking, painting, reading, dancing, eating gummy worms, and hanging out with friends (not necessarily all at the same time). More than that, I love sharing and hearing what God is doing and has done in people’s lives. My ultimate goal in life is to strive to glorify Christ in every part of my life.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Megan Walter Megan Walter ’17
Resident Assistant, Harambe!

 

Major

History

 

Hometown

Tacoma, WA

 

Favorite class at Covenant

Introduction to History with Dr. Green. This class challenged my pre-conceived ideas about history and helped shape how I view and study the past. We also did awesome projects like writing a biography on a Chattanooga citizen from the 1800s.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Lots of good conversations (most likely with baked goods), prayer, and laughter. I hope that we can build one another up as sisters in Christ and learn to love sharing life together.

 

What I'm all about

Encouraging people, writing notes, water coloring, graphic design, good books, baking, and playing music make my heart happy.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Bryce Stout Bryce Stout '15
Resident Assistant, The Five Points

 

Major

Economics

 

Hometown

Charlotte, NC

 

Favorite class at Covenant

Theory of Community Development because I learned a ton and it was very humbling.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

To have fun living life together in community.

 

What I'm all about

To make Jesus' glory more known in whatever I do.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant Micah Mabe Micah Mabe
Resident Assistant, Lawrence

 

 

Resident Assistant Bethany Davis Bethany Davis ’15
Resident Assistant, Chi Alpha

 

Major

Biblical & Theological Studies, concentration in Missions

 

Hometown

Draper, VA

 

Favorite class at Covenant

Women in Holistic Missions with Debbie Dortzbach. This class deeply impacted my life and opened my eyes to the many joys and struggles of a woman in ministry. I look forward to seeing these lessons play out in my service as an RA and as a full-time missionary down the road.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A year full of exciting hall events and priceless fellowship as we learn and grow together. It is my prayer that we would mutually encourage and uplift one another to pursue the glory of God in every aspect of our lives as individuals and members of a community.

 

What I'm all about

Seeking to provide a place of comfort and rest for the ladies of Chi Alpha. I look forward to developing relationships through hall events, coffee dates, and late-night conversations.