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Daniel Sheaffer - Smith Hall (Men)



Resident Director
Smith Hall (Men)
B.A., Communication
The Master's University
M.Div. in Christian Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Joined TMU in 2016

Daniel earned his undergraduate degree in Communication with an emphasis in Biblical Counseling in 2013.  After moving to Louisville, Kentucky for 3 years and completing a Master's of Divinity in Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary he came back to TMU as a Resident Director in 2016. He currently oversees the dorm known as “CDub” where he lived during his time as a student. Daniel played baseball for the college and in his lifetime has lived in 20 different states.

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: Hebrews 12:1-3

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted."

Some Favorite Things:

Anything St Louis Cardinals, leading worship music, reading, family.

 

 

 

Marie Cudd - Sweazy Hall


Resident Director
Sweazy Hall
B.A., Philosophy         Clemson University
M.A., Biblical Counseling The Master's College (in progress)
Joined TMU in 2015

Marie is from Greenville, South Carolina and graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Clemson University in May 2012. Although not an alumna of TMU, she was greatly impacted by alumni of the college from a small church plant in Wyoming during her undergraduate years. The Lord brought Marie to CA in August 2015 to begin a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling and she is incredibly thankful to have the privilege of working in the Student Life Department at TMU. She has a passion to help people be bold and explicit communicators of the Gospel message to the lost in every available circumstance, and enjoys helping college students think Biblically in every area of their lives. She is a member at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA.

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: 1 Peter 5:6-11

"Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering           are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a   little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen."

Some Favorite Things:

Marie enjoys getting to know people deeply through normal life activities. Especially sunset watching, walks, and talks in average places. She is obsessed with her three nephews, Phoenix, Jack and Oliver. She loves a good documentary, the local church, the color gray, and evangelism.

 

John Thomson - Slight Hall


Resident Director
Slight Hall
B.A., Psychology Liberty University                                  M. Div The Master's Seminary (in progress)   Joined TMU in 2016

John is a local native to Santa Clarita. After spending one year away in Oregon studying ministry he came back with passion for the church. He worked several various jobs as he completed his B.A. in Psychology online through Liberty University. Previous to TMU he worked at a local private school teaching fourth grade as he thought to pursue his M.A. in Education. Simultaneous to pursuing school to enhance his career in Education, he applied to seminary knowing that God has gifted him for ministry. He made the switch in January 2016 to begin his seminary education. In the process he heard about the potential opportunity to work as a Resident Director at TMU. He joined TMU in 2016 and is in process of his Masters of Divinity at TMS. He is excited for the opportunity to disciple the young men of Slight Hall as they walk together daily pursing a deeper love for the Lord, His Word, and His people. 

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: Ephesians 2:4-7

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

Some Favorite Things:

John enjoys things active and things creative. Hiking and rocking climbing are two of his favorite physical activities while cooking and sketching satisfy his creative side. What he enjoys most is learning new things about Scripture, life, people, etc. A good cup of coffee and a good conversation is his favorite way to spend free time.

Jessica Rosenbaum- Hotchkiss Hall (Women)


Resident Director
Hotchkiss Hall (Women)
B.A., Biblical Studies
The Master's University
Joined TMU in 2016

Jessica moved to California in 2014 to attend TMU and earned a BA in Biblical Counseling in May of 2016. She moved from Cleveland, OH where she was (and still is) a proud Clevelander and dedicated sports fan. She lived in Hotchkiss as a student and is blessed and humbled to be back as its Resident Director. She has a passion for God’s Word and a desire to help other’s apply it to their lives, especially those who are going through trials. She has seen the Lord’s faithfulness in her life time and time again, most prominently in allowing her to be a student, and now an employee of TMU. Her life was significantly shaped by the older woman in her life when she was 18, and she’s beyond excited to minister to the women in Hotchkiss.

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 Activities:

Jessica loves spending time with friends,reading, coffee, playing softball or basketball, and watching Netflix (unashamedly).

Annelise Wright - Smith Hall (Women)


Resident Director
Smith Hall (Women) 
B.A., Liberal Studies The Master's University
The Master's University   Teaching credential in Special Education (in progress)
Joined TMU in 2016

I was previously working as a behaviorist with students with special needs when the Lord opened the door for me to serve as a RD. I previously served for 2 years as a RA in CDUB and loved my time there so I am really excited to be back to serve as the RD there. I love seeing how the Lord graciously uses students and staff to encourage one another and point each other back to the gospel!

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: 1 Peter 1:3-5

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."

Some Favorite Activities:

I love coffee, being in the mountains, hiking, traveling, learning about new cultures, going to the Flower Market, and spending time with family and friends.

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 TMU in 2009

Chuck joined the university 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 University. 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 Chuck'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 University
M.A., Biblical Counseling (in progress)
The Master's College
Joined TMU 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.

Raqel Currie - Dixon Hall


Resident Director
Dixon Hall
B.A., Biblical Studies
The Master's University
Joined TMU in 2015

Raqel was born & raised in Durban, South Africa. She heard about The Master’s University from her pastor and decided to pursue a degree here.  Her plan was to return to South Africa after graduation to work in a local ministry. The Lord changed her plans when she met her husband, Madison Currie, while a student at TMU. Raqel and her husband both have a deep gratitude and love for the university in how it has enriched their lives with the true gospel. What stands out most are the friendships that developed out of their time at the university and the deep rooted truth taught that they have found truly changes lives.

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: Romans 15:5-7

“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”

Some Favorite Things:

Raqel loves drinking a good cup of coffee, sharing that experience with friends and trying out new food spots in LA. She is an avid LA Kings fan, loves warm weather and will never turn down a day at the beach especially if there are Acai bowls.

Sergio Arechiga - Commuter Men


Commuter Coordinator
B.A., Music Arts
The Master's University
Joined TMU in 2015

Sergio completed the Master's University undergraduate music program in 2015. After returning from a choir tour to the Balkans, he resumed the search for employment and soon began working at a local restaurant. Postings were made public for the position of Commuter Coordinator at his recent alma mater and with no hesitation he applied for the role. Beginning the journey as coordinator three months post graduation, Sergio loves few things more than to serve and lead the commuters in using their relationships and opportunities in this season of life to the best, in awe of God's majesty through His care for their lives. 

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:21

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

Some Favorite Things:

All things music: performing & listening. Traveling. Learning new ideas and hobbies.

Hillary Warmack - Commuter Women


Commuter Coordinator
 
Joined TMC in 2016

 

Fast Facts:

A Favorite Scripture Verse: 1 Peter 5:6-11

 

Some Favorite Things: