Resident Director, Huston HallHometown: Greenville, Ohio
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education from Cedarville University; Master of Arts in Media and Communication from Dallas Theological Seminary
Favorite candy: Swedish fish, gummy worms, peanut M&M’s, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Sports: I love sports - volleyball, basketball, swimming, ice skating, football - I love playing too, but I’m not great.
Hobbies: I love reading, singing and acting!
A word that best describes me: Enthusiastic
Where I want to travel: I’d love to visit California!
Interesting fact about my building: Before Huston Hall was built in 1964, the women of Bryan College lived in the third floor of Mercer.
Best residence life memory from college: When I was a resident assistant, I always decided to throw an end-of-the-year celebration with the girls in my hall. One year, we chose to spend the weekend at a hotel. That night was filled with junk food, swimming, talking and laughing. As a group we also had the opportunity to share the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) with some other people that happened to be staying at the same hotel. That memory sticks in my mind because we all had a blast laughing it up, but then we had the opportunity to be a light to broken people as the body of Christ working together.
My passions: I absolutely love dramatizing Scripture and making it come to life for people. Another passion of mine is theology in music and making sure the songs we sing teach truth.
Something I want to do before I die: I’ve worked at camp for several years, and I’d love to be a Camp Director at some point in my life. I just love the type of impact you can have with kids at camp.
A random fact about myself: Hmm…I’ve donated my hair to locks of love-twice.
What made me want to be an RD: To have the opportunity to live life with college students and encourage and spiritually challenge them. I also look at the life of Christ and see how he discipled a few and then those disciples changed the world. As a resident director, I have the opportunity to disciple a few (resident assistants) and they can therefore go out and impact the girls in their hall. I’m so excited to serve here at Bryan College!
What I love about Bryan: All the amazing people and their desire to grow in the love and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Learn more about Huston Hall here.
First Floor RA
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
Major: Christian Ministry - Youth
Hobbies/Sports: Cheerleading, adventures, outdoors, having fun, cats!
A word that describes me: Outgoing
Favorite food: Veggie tacos
Favorite TV show or movie: Any Disney movie
Favorite music or band: I love all music - mostly country
Favorite Bible verse: James 2:14 and Hebrews 6:19
Favorite book: Redeeming Love
Favorite quote: "Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look." — Jodie Picoult
Something I want to do before I die: Go parasailing in Australia!
A famous person I've met: Gloriana
A random fact about myself: I've been a vegetarian for 8 years. I was also nominated class clown in high school.
Why I wanted to become a Bryan RA: I love making friends with people that I wouldn't normally expect to. I love building strong and personal relationships with people and showing them what they're worth in Christ. Not to mention, I love making memories!
Jerelyn is a sophomore and is beginning her first year as a resident assistant.
Second Floor RA, Huston Lead RA
Hometown: Columbia, TN
Major: Christian Ministry Leadership
Hobbies/Sports: Pretty much anything that involves clay, paper, yarn, buttons, paint, hot glue guns, or string I love doing. And I'm always game for some Ultimate Frisbee.
Favorite TV show or movie: Psych
Favorite music or band: Ben Rector
Favorite Bible verses: Ephesians 4
Favorite quote: "Put your ear to God's Word and listen to the rumble of His faithfulness coming." - John Piper
Where I want to travel: Europe/Africa
Something I want to do before I die: See the Northern Lights. Oh my goodness. That. Would. Be. Legit.
A random fact about myself: I pretty much always go around the roundabout on campus twice in a row whenever I'm driving...because it's fun.
Why I wanted to become an RA: I wanted to become an RA because I love the idea of being a servant to the girls on my hall and having deep friendships with them.
What I love about Bryan: I love that it's small. I feel like I know the majority of the people here on some level. It's a tight community and it's a lot of fun. I also love how the entire population of Dayton shows up for steak/shrimp night in the cafeteria...and I love the squirrels that live on campus.
Jessalyn is a junior and is beginning her second year serving as a resident assistant.
Third Floor RA
Hometown: Bloomfield, Montana
Major: Business Major, Counseling Minor
Hobbies/Sports: Hiking, exploring, being outside, reading.... etc :)
A word that describes me: Expressive.
Favorite food: Italian
Favorite TV show or movie: Masterpiece Theater (British drama series)
Favorite music or band: It depends really! Some days I'm all about Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald, and the like; and others it must be Mumford and Sons or soundtrack music or Gungor or Telecast.
Favorite Bible verses: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Romans 5:1-5
Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite quote: “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" - C.S. Lewis
Where I want to travel: Oh my word. Everywhere! Europe, though, would be choice. :)
Something I want to do before I die: I feel this is the place to list something truly inspirational or epic, but I fear the only thing I can think besides traveling is that I would really like to go to a drive in movie theater some day.
A famous person I've met: Well, I saw Miley Cyrus's back once.
A random fact about myself: I don't like sweet pickles. I prefer Dill.
Why I wanted to become an RA: I wanted to help bring people together on the hall if I could, whether that means sipping tea, drinking coffee, singing loudly, crying, laughing, sharing, praying with, or just talking. :)
What I love about Bryan: I love how if you have a mind to you can find and get to know people who are seeking God really and truly. People who care about truth and what matters and who want more out of life.
Andrea is a senior and beginning her second year as a resident assistant.
Fourth Floor RA
Hometown: Maryville, TN
Major: Exercise Health Science
Hobbies/Sports: JV soccer, playing the guitar and ukulele!
A word that describes me: Hysterical.
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite TV show or movie: Psych!
Favorite music or band: Ben Rector, Fine Frenzy, Mat Kearney etc..
Favorite Bible verse: Eph. 2:4-6
Favorite book: There are so many! The Bible.
Favorite quote: "If you were to put all the world's trouble into one 5 gallon drum, it would look silly next to the mountains of gold spent in each moment with God. Our problem is that we rarely see past the drums."
Something I want to do before I die: Hike Matchu Pichu!
Famous person I've met: Dee Dee Trotter (Olympic Gold Medalist for the 200 Meter dash)
A random fact about myself: I used to have an Arabian horse that I rode everyday!
Who has influenced you most? I think my dad has. He has always been a great example of the servant leader who loves God and loves his family.
Why I wanted to become a Bryan RA: I wanted to become an RA because I love investing in others’ lives. I see this as a great way to do so!
Jamee is a sophomore and is beginning her first year as a resident assistant.