Andreas RAs

Andreas Hall Residence Life Staff

Hannah Bloomquist
Hannah Bloomquist
Resident Director

 

E-mail

hannah.bloomquist@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

Going on my second year!

 

Hometown

Gilbert, Arizona

 

College(s) attended and degrees earned

Bible/ Theology & Women’s Ministry, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
Christian Formation and Ministry & Student Development, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

ResLife at Moody was awesome! I was in a small group of 10 female RAs who pretty much served as my family. We were utterly ridiculous and had a blast chatting late at night, going on retreats, playing (friendly) pranks on our residents, praying together, and encouraging each other in a pursuit of holiness. Some of my favorite memories happened when we would do a yearly tradition of going on a group GYROFAD (get your roommate or friend a date) and would dress up in ridiculous outfits and go bowling or to karaoke, or roam the streets of Chicago.

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday

Sleep in, meet up with friends for breakfast, thrift, explore a new place, coffee shop hop, and end it with going out to dinner and a movie.

 

 

Plans for the upcoming year

I plan to seek the Lord to the best of my ability and provide a hospitable space in Andreas where students can rest, have fun, grow in their faith, and encounter biblical community.

 

Favorite recreational activities

I love just hanging out with friends, reading and discussing theology, singing and playing music, doing art projects, baking, going to a classic car show, or simply watching a good movie.

 

What residents can expect

They can expect to be welcomed into a community that seeks to glorify God and love others well. They can expect to experience hospitality and a genuine desire to grow as the body of Christ through mentoring and discipleship, community events, and authentic relationships.

 

Best thing about my job

I love academia and getting to walk alongside students as they go through this transformational experience called college. I enjoy getting to be a part of students' lives as they grow more deeply in their relationship with God and image him more profoundly. I love being a learner among learners, attending and discussing lectures, going to college events and getting to encourage, support, and challenge students as they learn how to live out their faith more fully. I relish getting to practice hospitality and open my space for students to relax, eat good food, grow in community, and experience the gospel enacted.

 

 


 

Ellie Blauw
Ellie Blauw
Resident Assistant, Kallah

 

Major

Biology

 

Hometown

Grand Rapids, MI

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

This is a tough one, but I would have to say Doctrine with Dr. Madueme. He is so easy to listen to, very engaging, and facilitates thought-provoking class discussion.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Residents can expect to be a part of a spunky, loyal, and a Christ- and each other- loving hall. I look forward to a fun year of hall events and traditions, lively hall life, intentional relationships, and chocolate chip pancakes somewhere in the mix of it all. Hollah for Kallah.

 

What I'm all about

I love a little bit of everything and a whole lot of Jesus. I enjoy the outdoors and playing sports. I love people and how unique God created each one to be. Music, singing, and dancing are a wonderful pastime. Coffee is a favorite beverage. I treasure heart-to-heart conversation, encouraging words, and Christ-centered fellowship.

 

 


 

Zach Dean
Zach Dean
Resident Assistant, Bloodfield

 

Major

Biblical and Theological Studies

 

Hometown

Lafayette, GA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

McDougall’s New Testament Survey would have to be my favorite class so far. I remember being surprised at how much more alive the gospels appeared to me when I began to read through the New Testament after taking his class. The background cultural context and hermeneutic principles that are introduced are so helpful for reading the New Testament.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Smash Bros, Waffle House, Nerf Duels, great memories, and a hall full of guys that sincerely care about each other and push each other to be better disciples of Christ.

 

What I'm all about

Good books, helping others to understand and follow Christ more faithfully, deep conversations, and hanging out with friends.

 

 


 

Shelby Grace Doctor
Shelby Grace Doctor
Resident Assistant, The Fritz

 

Major

Biblical and Theological Studies

 

Hometown

I grew up in Wichita, KS but I live in St. Louis, MO

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

My favorite class I have taken so far at Covenant would probably be New Testament with Dr. Ward. He gave so much insight into how to understand the Bible and different views of the Bible.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Expect random dance parties, movie nights, lots of laughs and developing a deeper understanding of God as we grow together.

 

What I'm all about

I am all about coffee, awesome people, good food, music/dance parties, the outdoors and exploring new places.

 

 


 

Anne Fuller
Anne Fuller
Resident Assistant, Ruhama

 

Major/Minor

English/Art

 

Hometown

Charlotte, NC

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

2D Design with Prof. Ray Padron. Most importantly, this course taught me the value of craftsmanship and, for the first time, shaped my personal technique and style. The holistic approach to conceptualizing, visualizing, and making pushed me to envision the whole process as an intimate outpouring of art that has meaning. Taking this course forced me to confront my work as the work of an artist — a title I previously would have denied.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Here’s a sneak peek of what life on Ruhama could look like for you: this list includes but is not limited to instigating hall rivalries (The Fritz), sunbathing on The Fritz’ balcony, and stealing hall relics (The Fritz, etc.). But you can also expect Ruhama to be your home — it’s your chance to make of it what you will. My vision for the hall is an unanxious and sunny space of expression and realness, a place to experience spiritual rest alongside friends. We will delight in God’s goodness and creation, and greet sorrow in life’s complexities. Lastly, you can expect to more fully comprehend the meaning of James 4:14.

 

What I'm all about

Being silly, LEMONADE (the album), cookout BLT’s, fun in the sun, fun in the rain, video games, poetry night, sitting on a warm bench in the sun outside the library on a sunny day, going to hip-hop night at the rink, a cool glass of water, HGTV, and winding down the day with some good feminist literature.

 

 


 

Andy Soto
Jorge Andres (Andy) Soto
Resident Assistant, Ithica

 

Major

Biblical and Theological Studies

 

Hometown

Gainesville, GA (That's northeast GA)

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

I would have to say Doctrine.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Ultimately, I would love for Ithaca to be a tight-knit hall of brothers; however, that is not something that I can make happen on my own. I require the help of all those staying, and/or coming on board. Please expect an environment that fosters openness and honesty, and by all means show up with every intent to cultivate that environment.

 

What I'm all about

I'm all about having fun, both inside and outside: video games, soccer, spikeball, board games (Catan, Dead of Winter, Monopoly, Sheriff of Nottingham, etc. (Definitely bring 'em if you got 'em.)), singing, bonfires are awesome, camping is sweet, you name it. I enjoy trying new things, and I really just enjoy hanging out and talking. I like hard questions, and theological debates. I enjoy late night runs for fast food.
The list goes on.

 

 


 

Joanna McKinney
Joanna McKinney
Resident Assistant, Imani

 

Major/Minor

Business/Music and Education

 

Hometown

Castle Rock, Colorado

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Principles of Accounting with Professor Dodson. Although this class was difficult for me, I still loved it. The character lessons I learned and opportunities I was given through this class were so great.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A community of girls that love each other for who they are as daughters of Christ. A place where God's love is constantly talked about and where there is hope to be found in the Gospel. A place where there are random dance parties, loads of laughter, and adventurous moments of exploring and learning new things. It will be a place with no dull moments and plenty of hilarious and crazy ones.

 

What I'm all about

I'm just me. I love enjoying every part of life. I love laughing and spending time with my friends. I love exploring new places and telling good stories. Also, I love Starbucks! A day without lots of coffee does not exist in my book. I love talking about God and what He is doing in my life and the world around me. I have seen God do amazing things and I love being able to learn more about Him every single day.

 

“Covenant’s hall life allows you to be involved in something that is bigger than yourself. You will never have an opportunity to live with 30 guys your age and share your life, struggles, and joys together. It’s a beautiful thing that reflects God’s work in our lives.”
 - Ben Hooper '17

“I love, love, love my hall! I met these girls my first week of school and each of them have had a continuing impact on my life in various ways throughout this year. My particular hall this year had a really cool range of ages and majors... This group of girls (most of them returners to the hall) have welcomed me in since day one and have made me feel so loved and included.”
 - Brittany Stout '18
Student Growth through Residence Life | Jonathan Ingraham '07
Jonathan remembers his experience as a student in Maclellan Hall and reflects on the importance of residence life for Covenant