Carter Hall Residence Life Staff

Evan Marbury
Evan Marbury
Resident Director

 

E-mail

evan.marbury@covenant.edu

 

Years worked at Covenant

One

 

Hometown

O’Fallon, IL (close to St. Louis, MO)

 

Local Church I attend

New City Fellowship Church

 

College(s) attended and degrees earned

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Religious Studies Minor, University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of Divinity, Covenant Theological Seminary
Master of Arts in Counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary
Master of Science in Ministry Leadership, Belhaven University (currently pursuing)

 

Best residence life memory from my college days

Having a water gun fight with people in my hall. I was quite the assassin!

 

Favorite way to spend a Saturday: Spending time with my wife, playing games, watching movies.

 

Plans for the upcoming year

Be the best I can be at my job.

 

Favorite recreational activities

Swimming and reading.

 

What residents can expect

Building community while growing closer to the Lord.

 

Best thing about my job

Getting to hear stories. I love learning about people.

 

 


 

Jacob Thomas
Jacob Thomas '17
Resident Assistant, Borderlands

 

Major/Minor

Pre-Engineering, Physics & Mathematics

 

Hometown

Cortland, NY; L’viv, Ukraine; Dallas, TX; Waterloo, IL

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

Introduction to Engineering by Dr. Stern because it helps to show what engineering in the real world looks like and Dr. Stern is a great teacher.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Borderlands is a very unified hall with a chill vibe and diverse class years present on the hall—from freshmen to seniors. It’s a tight group of guys who love the Lord and each other. It is a great place to grow both as a person and spiritually. Everyone cares about each other and we do a lot of activities together. Music is an integral part of the hall (so bring your instruments). It isn’t uncommon to have a whole bunch of the guys around together having meaningful and helpful discussions on real and relevant topics and issues. We are also about working hard at being stewards of the education God has given us so there are always guys studying and working.

 

What I'm all about

Caring about the guys and being invested on and in the hall. Hanging out, working hard, talking and having friendly debates, science and technology, Iron Man, engineering, adventure, community, friendships, music, international stuff, issues, snowboarding, air soft, hiking, faith and science, and growing into a better RA, better student, better person and man after God’s own heart.

 

 


 

Ben Hooper
Ben Hooper '17
Resident Assistant, 2nd Central

 

Major/Minor

Community Development, Biblical & Theological Studies

 

Hometown

Franklin, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant

New Testament with Professor Hutchinson. He made the gospel come alive with his wisdom, stories, and tears.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Love God, pursue relationships, honor tradition.

 

What I'm all about

Gettin’ rowdy, SEC football, The Dirty Guv’nahs

 

 


 

Faith Mydlowski
Faith Mydlowski '17
Resident Assistant, 4th Central

 

Major

Biblical & Theological Studies, concentration in Missions

 

Hometown

Rockwall, TX

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

Cultural Anthropology. Primarily because throughout the entire course we spend our time researching the beauty of the Lord expressed in cultures, people and creation as well as the adventure of experiencing them.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Freshmen can expect adventure and growth on a hall atmosphere full of love, joy, and excitement. 4C is a fun and passionate family of girls who want to support and love each other in fellowship as we live life together. Prepare for lots of laughter, encouragement and wearing of overalls!

 

What I'm all about

Loving the Lord, the beautiful outdoors, adventures, people, worshipping our creator, deep discussions, spontaneous fun!

 

 


 

Frances Lynne Bayly
Frances Lynne Bayly ’17
Resident Assistant, Third South

 

Major

Business and Economics

 

Hometown

Bristol, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

Principles of Management with Professor Quatro. This class allowed me to view the big picture in business and it helped me realize that running a business is not all about making the big bucks.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

They should expect lots of laughs and a tight community of girls who will love and uplift one another.

 

What I'm all about

I am all about relationships. I love to form new friendships, find similarities and differences, and ultimately seek to see Christ in each individual I encounter. Forming friendships and growing closer to the Lord individually and as a community is what I value!

 

 


 

Josiah Mitchell
Si Mitchell ’17
Resident Assistant, Second South

 

Major

Community Development

 

Hometown

Annapolis, Maryland

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

Character in Leadership

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

If you live on The Gentlemen’s Hall, you can expect bowties, the Pretentious Putt-Putt hall date, buckets and buckets of classiness, beating 2nd Central in the annual softball tournament with copious amounts of sprezzatura, and some more classiness. More importantly, you can, by God’s grace alone, expect a bunch of broken brothers who haven’t figured everything out yet but who will point you to Him who has done everything for us.

 

What I'm all about

I like good conversations over a hot cup of Earl Grey, running (with or without shoes), hanging out with my family, and quoting Pixar films. So a pretty excellent day would look like me and my barefooted family running through the woods while sipping Earl Grey and saying “We get there when we get there!” (This has yet to happen, and I think I would actually feel a little uncomfortable if it did.) Though all these things are great and wonderful, they are gifts from God, and I hope that He will make me more and more about Him and that I would seek Him more, rest in Him more, and tell others about Him and His love through Christ more. Apart from Him I have no good thing (Psalm 16:2).

 

 


 

Nathaniel Allen
Nathaniel Allen ’16
Resident Assistant, Fifth South

 

Major

Sociology

 

Hometown

Tallapoosa, GA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

German 101 with Dr. Neiles. One of the most challenging classes for me, but Dr. Neiles made the work enjoyable and really made me appreciate other languages and cultures. You should take German as your foreign language…just sayin’.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Fifth South has been my home away from home for three years now. Fifth South is a place full of brotherly love, goofiness, and thought-provoking discussions. Residents on my hall can expect to be challenged in ways they have never expected but also expect a place full of love and support. The brotherhood found on Fifth South is something so special it is hard to put into words.

 

What I'm all about

Georgia Tech football, Spongebob Squarepants, Settlers of Catan, hugs. Lots of hugs.

 

 


 

Abigail McElmurry
Abigail McElmurry '17
Resident Assistant, Third Central

 

Major

Elementary Education

 

Hometown

St. Louis, Missouri

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

Old Testament with Dr. MacDougall. I not only gained more knowledge than I previously had about the Old Testament, but also a deeper understanding of Christ’s deep love for his children.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

A group of girls who seek to grow in the Lord, as they continually pour into each other’s hearts. Also, being sassy & classy, going on much-needed Starbucks runs, late night study sessions in the hallway, open doors, continual laughter, intramural soccer, family dinners, always down to dance, crazy dress-up clothes, and purple.

 

What I'm all about

Children’s books, all the coffee mugs, one-on-ones, laughing, encouraging notes, watercolors, and polka dots.

 

 


 

Grace Ann Arnold
Grace Ann Arnold ’18
Resident Assistant, Fourth North

 

Major

Elementary Education

 

Hometown

Canton, GA

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

My favorite class has been Teaching in a Pluralistic Society (TIPS) with Dr. Haddad. TIPS has helped me learn how to celebrate the goodness of God’s creational diversity and showed me how to follow a Micah 6:8 model of living justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God in relation to people with different backgrounds and perspectives from myself.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

REAL life—joys and tribulation, energy and exhaustion, happiness and sorrow, success and failure, laughter and tears. You should expect to lament the hardships we each endure, but celebrate the hope of the Gospel by encouraging one another and rejoicing in Christ’s grace. The hall should be a place for you to rest in the beauty of God’s promises and move towards the cross, growing as a whole person—academically, socially, and relationally—in order to know Him and make Him known by building true friendships with one another. Also, you can probably expect me having too much energy and being really loud and never sitting still and throwing random dance parties and being sassy and then apologizing for my sassiness about 10 seconds later, and me laughing at my own jokes. #hollerback4thNorth

 

What I'm all about

Exploring His creation and celebrating new life: worship, waterfalls, hiking, soccer, running, dancing, singing, friends, love, hugs and (of course) dumpster diving for donuts

 

 


 

Hannah Tippens
Hannah Tippens ’18
Resident Assistant, Fourth South

 

Major

English

 

Hometown

Chattanooga, TN

 

Favorite class taken at Covenant and why

My favorite class that I’ve taken so far would probably have to be Introduction to Teaching with Professor Kaufmann. I loved discussing what it means and what it looks like to be a teacher in a God-glorifying way. I also enjoyed being able to participate in a middle school English class for teaching practicum.

 

What the residents on my hall can expect

Residents on Fourth South can expect a loving community of godly women who love to laugh, who have fun, and who strive towards Christ. Expect dance parties, food, diving into God’s Word, and a place you can be yourself.

 

What I'm all about

Jesus, marveling in my Father’s creation and His love for His children, creating deep, meaningful relationships, being goofy, going on adventures, Harry Potter, the beach, dancing, laughing, embracing the awkward, chocolate, movie nights, growing and learning.

 

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