Geneva College

 
Meet the Staff
 
Office of the Dean of Student Development
 Brian Jensen

Brian Jensen

Title: Interim Dean of Student Development
Education: B.S. in Business Administration, M.A. in Higher Education
E-mailbcjensen@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd level
Hobbies/Interests: My wife and kids keep me pretty busy. I love reading, golfing, baseball and good friends.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Input, Belief, Intellection, Learner, Relator 
 
Bridgette Hinzman 

Bridgette Hinzman

Title: Assistant to Dean of Student Development
Education: B.S. in Human Resources; M.A. in Higher Education
E-mail: bhinzman@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd level.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, swimming, facebooking, spending time with her husband Brandon, two boys (Bailey & Braden), Molly the dog and two fish whose names change daily. Interesting fact: Everyone in my family has a name that starts with a “B”. 
Strengthfinders Strengths: Communication, Adaptability, Learner, Arranger, Harmony

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Sara Bauer

Title: GA – Student Leadership
Education: B.S. in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University
E-mail: sebauer@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd level.
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, Crochet, Drinking Coffee, Reading.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Includer, Woo, Positivity, Adaptability, Communication
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Krista Barnett

Title: GA – Commuter Life
Education: BA in English with Minor in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University
E-mail: kdbarnet@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd level.
Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Games.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Individualization, Strategic, Includer, Developer, Input
Residence Life  
Neil Best

Neil Best

Title: Director of Residence Life
Education: B.A. in Bible and Christian Education, M.A. in Leadership
E-mail: nabest@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd level.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, playing chess, Saturday morning walks with my daughter and creating new ways to illustrate the truth of God's Word.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Activator, Learner, Strategic, Ideation, Signifiance

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Amy Corriher

Title: Staff Support Specialist
Education:  B.A. in Religious Studies from Gardner-Webb University
E-mail: amcorrih@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd level.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, knitting, baking, hiking, TV, nature, local foods, music, a good cup of tea, spending time with friends and family.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Empathy, Connectedness, Developer, Responsibility, Consistency
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Bobby James

Title: Resident Director of Pearce Hall
Education: Bachelor’s in Christian Education/Youth Ministry
E-mail: rmjames@geneva.edu
Office Location: Student Center, 2nd Level
Hobbies/Interest: Fly-fishing, anything outdoorsy, coffee, reading, adventure
Strengthfinders Strengths: Adaptability, Positivity, Connectedness, Input, and Developer

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Amber Wells

Title: Resident Director of Young East
Education: Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Azusa Pacific University
Email: arwells@geneva.edu
Office Location: Student Center, 2nd Level
Hobbies/Interest: Loves coffee and tea and all things spontaneous
Strengthfinders Strengths: Developer, Includer, Communication, Adaptability, and Strategic

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Hannah Brenton

Title: Resident Director of Themed Houses
Education: B.A. Elementary Education from Calvin College
Email: hlbrento@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Second Level of the Student Center
Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, biking, hiking, and coffee.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Connectedness, Restorative, Harmony, Empathy, Responsibility

 

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Kelsey Murphy

Title: Resident Director – Geneva Arms East
Education: B.S. in Inclusive Childhood Education and Communication
E-mail: klmurphy@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, 2nd Level
Hobbies/Interests: Photography, journaling, reading my Bible, “DIY” projects, spending time with friends, watching movies, playing with my dog
Strengthfinders Strengths:Positivity, Communication, Developer, Woo, Arranger

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Scott Kelly

Title: Resident Director – Geneva Arms North
Education: B.A. in Student Ministries
E-mail: stkelly@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: Second level of the Student Center
Hobbies/Interets: Outdoor activities like fly fishing, camping, hiking, and riding motorcycles. Also love reading good books with a cup of coffee on the porch of BFCAT.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Input, Intellection, Adaptability, Learner and Achiever
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Kendra Phillips

Title: Resident Director of McKee Hall
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from George Fox University
E-mail: klphilli@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: Student Center
Hobbies/Interests: Loves coffee, adventuring, reading, crafting and anything outdoors.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Positivity, Individualization, Relator, Arranger, Belief

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Chris Lee

Title: Resident Director of Memorial Hall
Education: B.A. in Christian Ministries/Youth Ministry from George Fox University
E-mail: cslee1@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, Second Level 
Hobbies/Interests: Backpacking, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Playing piano & Guitar, Spending time with friends and family.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Woo, Relator, Strategic, Includer, Ideation

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Eric McLeland

Title: Resident Director of Young Hall North
Education: B.S. in Exercise Science with a Minor in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University
E-mail: emmclela@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, Second Level
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling/Exploring; Playing and watching sports; exercise; reading; writing; mentoring/discipleship; movies; games; service; seafood, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Mexican and Italian foods; going to the safari/zoo.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Adaptability, Relator, Empathy, Deliberative, Arranger

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Lyss Gorman

Title: Resident Director – Clarke Hall
Education: B.A. in Psychology, Covenant College
E-mail: abgorman@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, Second Level
Hobbies/Interests: Coffee, people, exploring new places.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Individualization, Strategic, Empathy, Activator, Ideation

Office of Multicultural Student Services  
Kathy Kinzer

Kathy Kinzer

Title: Director of Multicultural Student Services
Education: B.A., Communications, concentration in Public Relations; M.A., Communications, concentration in Media, Faith, and Culture; pursuing M.Div.
E-mail: kykinzer@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd Level
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, watching movies, backpacking, hiking, kayaking and playing tennis
Strengthfinders Strengths: Harmony, Communication, Relator, Arranger, Consistency

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Lamont W. Downs

Title: Multi Cultural Student Services Coordinator, Director of The Academy
Education: Associate’s Degree in L.A. Sociology, B.A. Student Ministry
E-mail: lwdowns@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: in the Student Development Office in the middle of the Dean of Student Development, and the Multicultural Director
Hobbies/Interest: working out, mentoring, fellowshipping with friends.
Strength finders Strengths: Relator, Arranger, Strategic, Adaptability, and Self-Assurance

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Becca O'Donnell

Title: GA - The Academy
Education: B.A. in Psychology from the University of Akron
E-mail: rxodonn@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, One Level below the Brig
Hobbies/Interest: All things artsy!  Worship, world news, and anything outdoors.  I love a nice cup of coffee and curling up with a good book…people are my passion and I love getting to know others’ hearts.
Strength finders Strengths: Positivity, Developer, Includer, Input, and Individualization
Office of Student Programs
Ryan Holt

Ryan Holt

Title: Director, Office of Student Programs
Education: M.A. in Higher Education (Geneva College), B.A. in Psychology (Northwestern College, IA)
E-mailrjholt@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Office of Student Programs and Leadership, Student Center, One Level under the Brigadoon.
Hobbies/Interests: I am all about the games: ticket to ride, settlers, clue, sorry. I love music. Tennis. 24. Drinking caffeinated beverages over good conversation with friends. Ping-pong. My homeland South Dakota. Grilling. Fantasy Football. Trying to do what I can to make the world around me a better place.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Ideation, Positivity, Adaptability, Woo, Connectedness

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Kristen Rendulic

Title: Administrative Assistant, Office of Student Programs
Education: B.S. in Psychology, Geneva College, 2012
E-mail: kjrendul@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: One level below the Brig in the Student Center
Hobbies/Interests
: All things artsy, strolling through the neighborhood, building relationships, gardening, watching documentaries, meeting new people, trying different foods, traveling, and living life with purpose.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Developer, Connectedness, Includer, Harmony, Input

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Fenway Park

Title: GA - First Year Experience
Education: B.S. in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University
E-mail: fcpark@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: One level below the Brig in the Student Center
Hobbies/Interests
: Leadership, Photography, Being Outside, Being with People, Watching Movies, Cooking, Enjoy Coffee, and Traveling.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Communication, Includer, Connectedness, Woo, and Discipline

Office of Student Leadership
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Chelsi Cannon

Title:  Graduate Assistant for GCSU and Campus Clubs
Education: Westminster College '12 B.A. English and Psychology
E-mail: cncannon@geneva.edu
Where is your office located:  Lower level of the Student Center, underneath the Brig
Hobbies/Interests:  Reading, watching movies, meaningless trivia and celebrity gossip, current events, personal/spiritual and emotional development.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Restorative, Input, Context, Activator, Intellection

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Chris Strangfeld

Title: GA - Leadership & Retention
Education: Geneva College '13 (Communications)
E-mail: castrang@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: Below Brigadoon
Hobbies/Interests
: Soccer, volleyball, Fall walks, Theater, and watching Jimmy Fallon.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Maximizer, Activator, Individualization, Competition, Relator

   
The Center for Faith and Practice
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Missy Nyeholt

Title: Director of Center of Faith and Practice
Education: M.S. Ed. in student services from Baylor University, B.A. in writing, literature, and communications from George Fox University
E-mail: mjdavis@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy being outside-running, walking, anything active. I love conversations over a cup of coffee, reading a good book, playing games, and finding creative ways to make the world a better place.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Harmony, Positivity, Developer, Connectedness, Learner

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Kristie Martel

Title: CCO Staff
Education: B.A. Chemistry, Kenyon College; M.A. Higher Education, Geneva College
E-mail: kamartel@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd level.
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, running, interior design, film, college ministry, cheesecake
Strengthfinders Strengths: Harmony, Input, Learner, Individualization, Connectedness

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Amy Hinkle

Title: GA for Women's Discipleship
Education: Calvin College 2013 (studied Communication and Gender Studies)
E-mail: amhinkle@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: Center for Faith and Practice
Hobbies/Interests: Singing, shopping, reading, learning, and talking with people I love.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Communication, Woo, Positivity, Individualization, Developer

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AC Taylor 

Title: GA – Pisgah & GA for Men’s Discipleship
Education: Bachelor of Music from Houghton College
E-mail: actaylor@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, Second Level(CFP) The Underground (Pisgah)
Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, game nights, and quality time with family
Strengthfinders Strengths: Restorative, Responsibility, Belief, Developer, Adaptability

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Kate Krieger

Title: GA – Service Learning
Education: B.A. in Communication Studies from Grove City College
E-mail: kjkriege@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, Second Level
Hobbies/Interests: Coffee, Worship, Reading, Loving God and People
Strengthfinders Strengths: Strategic, Maximizer, Empathy, Communication, Significance

Office of Health Services
Connie Erwin

Connie Erwin

Title: Health Services Director
Education: Registered Nurse, Certified College Health Nurse.
E-mail: cierwin@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Nave Infirmary, Lower level of McKee Hall.
Hobbies/Interests: Church Youth leader, fitness and hiking, family
Strengthfinders Strengths: Developer, Positivity, Includer, Harmony, Belief

   
   
Counseling Center
Amy Solman

Amy Solman

Title: Director of Counseling Services
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Business Administration from Grove City College; Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Geneva College, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addiction's Counselor
E-mail: alsolman@geneva.edu
Where is your office located:
Nave Infirmary, Lower Level of McKee Hall
Hobbies/interests: Loving on my son, spending time with family/friends, reading, learning, walking, yoga, watching Steeler footbal or any football to be honest!, baking, musicals, singing in choirs, seeing life change in those around me
Strengths Finder Strengths: Relator, Learner, Empathy, Achiever, Discipline

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Shanna L. Williams

Title: GA - Counseling Center
Education: B.A in Applied Psychology from Pennsylvania State University
E-mail: slwillia@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: Counseling Center in McKee
Hobbies/Interests: Trail riding my horses, playing with my dogs, archery and rifle hunting, spending time with my family and friends
Strengthfinders Strengths:  Input, Intellection, Futuristic, Positivity, Developer

Office of Career Development
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Joy Doyle

Title: Director of Career Development
Education: BSBA: HR emphasis; minor: Spanish & MBA - Geneva College
E-mail: jedoyle@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: 2nd Level of the Student Center
Hobbies/Interests: Making hand-made cards, traveling around Europe, & reading books
Strengthfinders Strengths: Harmony, Individualization, Developer, Relator, Disciplined

Beth Ann Mine

Beth Ann Mine

Title: Staff Specialist
Education: RN- St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing
E-mailbamine@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Student Center, 2nd level.
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, acting, musicals, picnics, playing games, sign language, suduko, chocolate, hanging with friends, and praying.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Positivity, Adaptability, Woo, Empathy, Maximizer

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Kettie Kneuss

Title: GA - Career Development
Education: B.A. in Communications
E-mail: klkneuss@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: Student Center, 2nd Floor
Hobbies/Interests: I love "projects"...throwing a themed party, planting a garden, crafting. I'm an avid coffee drinker and enjoy having that coffee with good conversation with great friends. I read whatever I can get my hands on and am always up for a board game (especially Life or Ticket to Ride).
Strengthfinders Strengths:Developer, Empathy, Adaptability, Positivity, Woo

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Evan Whitaker

Title: Internships & Graduate School Advisor
Education: B.A. in Sociology from Fresno Pacific University 
E-mailEswhitak@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, 2nd Floor
Hobbies/Interests: Tea Fanatic, Coffee Connoisseur, World Explorer, Replationship Builder
Strengthfinders Strengths: Connectedness, Learner, Achiever, Belief, Responsibility

Office of Pisgah Program
Becky Case

Becky Case

Title: Pisgah Program Director
Education: M.A. in Higher Education from Geneva College, B.A. in Youth Ministries from Moody Bible Institute
E-mailrjcase@geneva.edu
Where is your office located
: Johnston Gym Basement.
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, biking, board and card games.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Harmony, Restorative, Learner, Discipline, Developer

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AC Taylor

Title: GA – Pisgah & GA for Men’s Discipleship
Education: Bachelor of Music from Houghton College
E-mail: actaylor@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: Student Center, Second Level(CFP) The Underground (Pisgah)
Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, game nights, and quality time with family
Strengthfinders Strengths: Restorative, Responsibility, Belief, Developer, Adaptability

ACCESS (Academic Counseling Center and Educational Support Services) Office
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Tom Pyle

Title: Director of ACCESS
Education: B.A. in Youth Ministry from Geneva College; M.A. in School Counseling from Geneva College in 2011
E-mailtcpyle@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: McKee Hall Entrance 6
Hobbies/Interests: Watching baseball, spending time with my family, playing golf, working on projects around the house.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Adaptability, Connectedness, Includer, Empathy, Achiever

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Marsha Montgomery

Title: Office Coordinator
Email: memontgo@geneva.edu
Where is your office located?: McKee Hall, Entrance 6
Hobbies/Interests: I love spending time with my husband, Doug, and two sons, Michael and Matthew.  I also enjoy watching movies, listening to music, cooking and baking, Chinese food, and snuggling my two Schnauzers, Sophie and Lexie.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Developer, Responsibility, Empathy, Belief and Consistency

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Lindsay Ropp

Title: GA in the ACCESS Office
Education: BA from Baldwin-Wallace University in Communications and Political Science, Currently pursuing an MA in Counseling at Geneva
E-mail: llropp@geneva.edu 
Where is your office located: McKee Hall Entrance 6
Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy baking, reading, trying new restaurants, decorating, watching hockey, drinking coffee and trying every day to live life on purpose.
Strengthfinders Strengths: Empathy, Developer, Belief, Input, Responsibility

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Hannah Bonzo

Title: GA in the ACCESS Office
Education: B.A. in Public Relations, Westminster College
E-mail: hgbonzo@geneva.edu
Where is your office located: McKee Hall Entrance 6
Hobbies/Interests: Archery, hunting, horseback riding, shopping, loving on my bunny Benelli, spending time with family, friends, and my fiancé David
Strengthfinders Strengths: Achiever, Communication, Competition, Activator, Significance


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