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Jess Arnds - Smith Hall (Men)

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Resident Director
Smith Hall (Men)
B.A., Biblical Studies
The Master's College
M.Div. (In progress)
The Master's Seminary
Joined TMC in 2009

Jess earned his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling in 2006.  After a few years working various jobs, he decided to pursue ministry and came back to TMC as a Resident Director in 2009. He currently oversees the dorm known as “CDub” and is pursuing a Masters of Divinity at The Master’s Seminary.  He is joined by his wife, Melissa (also a TMC grad), their daughter, Felicity (born in 2009) and their son, John (born in 2012).

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: Colossians 1:28-29

“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”

Some Favorite Things:

Jess enjoys ministry, family, and football (playing it, watching it, talking about it).

Jake Ebner - Slight Hall

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Resident Director
Slight Hall
B.A., Biblical Studies
The Master's College
Teaching Credential
The Master's College
M.Div. (In Progress)
The Master's Seminary
Joined TMC in 2009

Now in his fifth year as the RD of Slight Hall, Jake is honored to have the opportunity to speak into the lives of students alongside a great team of faculty and staff. Jake’s wife was an RD (for the CDub Women) from 2007-2009 and he thoroughly enjoyed the ministry position from that vantage point as well. He attends Grace Community Church and is thankful to be a part of the Doulos Fellowship. Slight has a tradition every Tuesday night where the men of the dorm flock to Jake's apartment to eat Mancakes (pancakes which are manly) and compete in wing challenges including feats of strength, wit and skill.

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: Romans 8:38-39

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Some Favorite Activities:

Jake enjoys spending time with his wife Meredith and their daughter Karis, playing sports, attending The Master’s Seminary, and refurbishing and selling antiques.

Hannah Johnson- Hotchkiss Hall (Women)

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Resident Director
Hotchkiss Hall (Women)
B.A., Biblical Studies
The Master's College
Joined TMC in 2013

Hannah earned her undergraduate degree from The Master’s College in 2007 in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling. She comes from the Sacramento area, where she was recently living while working at her local church. When the opportunity to serve the Lord in full-time ministry at the college arose, Hannah eagerly pursued the prospect to live in life-on-life ministry with college-aged girls. She considers it a privilege to return to the place where her own heart and life were impacted in so many ways. She loves the relationships she has begun to develop and now calls Hotchkiss Hall “home.”

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: Psalm 40:17

“As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me...”

Some Favorite Activities:

Hannah loves spending time with family and friends, frequenting coffee shops, finding good places to eat and traveling (especially to Italy). Some of her hobbies include cooking and cycling.

Stephanie LaFerriere - Smith Hall (Women)

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Resident Director
Smith Hall (Women) 
B.S., Psychology
Barry University 
M.A., Biblical Counseling (in progress)
The Master's College
Joined TMC in 2013

Stephanie moved to Southern California from the sunny state of Florida in 2012.  She came to pursue a Master's degree in Biblical Counseling at The Master's College and loves the college’s commitment to the authority and sufficiency of God's Word. She attends and is a member at Grace Community Church. Stephanie considers it a blessing and a privilege to be able to serve as the Resident Director for the women of C.W. Smith (CDUB). She stands amazed at the power of the Gospel and how the good news of Jesus Christ changes idolaters into worshippers of the true God through Jesus Christ. She calls CDUB the 'city on the hill' and can think of nowhere else she rather be during this season of her life.

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: Philippians 3:12-14

“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Some Favorite Activities:

Stephanie enjoys quality time with family and friends around good food! She also enjoys music, learning about different cultures, reading, walking gardens and things that come in threes.

Chuck Rush - Waldock Hall

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Resident Director
Waldock Hall
B.A., Health Administration
California State Univ.
Northridge
Masters of Divinity
The Master's Seminary
Joined TMC in 2009

Chuck joined the college in 2009 as Resident Director of Waldock dorm. He considers it a blessing to serve and work alongside the Student Life staff, and live life with the young men of Waldock Hall. Chuck is a member of Grace Community Church and has served in various capacities over the past 11 years. His desire is for Waldock to be a dorm that is committed to peer on peer spiritual relationships as they grow in the community of believers at The Master's College. Life in Waldock consists of drinking lots of coffee, eating food, slurpee runs, our annual end of the year celebration, and beach outings!

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: 2 Corinthians 3:18

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

Some Favorite Things:

Some of Churck's favorite things to do include watching sports, eating good food, drinking coffee, traveling, reading, and time with friends.

Siona Savini - Hotchkiss Hall (Men)

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Resident Director
Hotchkiss Hall (Men)
Chapel Band
Worship Leader
B.A., Music & Christian Education
The Master's College
M.A., Biblical Counseling (in progress)
The Master's College
Joined TMC in 2004

Siona is from Carson, California and has been the Resident Director of Hotchkiss Hall since the fall of 2004. Throughout these years of opportunity, he has enjoyed watching the gospel transform students into the image of Christ.  In the fall of 2006, he began to take leadership of the Chapel Band, serving the campus chapels in worship through music.  Siona loves his local church where he serves as the college group worship leader.  His favorite part about Hotchkiss Hall is the vibrant personality the dorm has that fosters academic, spiritual and relational dynamics that are conducive for a well-rounded collegiate experience.

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,”

Some Favorite Things:

Siona loves his family, his church, Hotchkiss Hall, leading worship with the Chapel Band, global missions, laughing a lot, eating and trying all kinds of different foods, singing, traveling and watching a good movie.

RaeAnna Seaton - Dixon Hall

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Resident Director
Dixon Hall
B.A., Family Studies & Human Services
Kansas State Univ.
M.A., Biblical Counseling
The Master's College
NANC Certified
Joined TMC in 2007

RaeAnna Seaton comes to us from Madison, Kansas.  She attended Kansas State University and loves the Wildcats!  She moved to California in January of 2007 to begin work on her Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling at The Master’s College.  While working on this degree, she served at TMC as an Administrative Assistant to the Summer Graduate Programs.  She then moved over to the Student Life Department in August of 2010 to serve as the Resident Director of Dixon Hall which she affectionately calls “Dixieland.”  RaeAnna loves the time she gets to spend with the girls.

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”

Some Favorite Things:

RaeAnna loves Diet Coke, criminal justice television, and the color purple.