Parent Council 2016

Meet the Parent Council

Did you know that there is a special group of parents who serve the College by serving other Wheaton parents?


The Parent Council is a group of parents who help with the hospitality of parent events during Orientation and Family Weekend and serve as a resource to the College on issues unique to current parents. Most importantly, the Parent Council is on hand to serve as a resource to you.  Email us at if you have questions and would like to get in touch with any members of the Parent Council, or connect directly through the links provided on their profile. 

Parent Council 2016-17 

Michele Archambault

Michele Archambault

Chicago, IL
Student: Morgan '18   
Major: English Literature
Enjoys talking with parents about:
Student Orchestra, Residence Life, and Wheaton's commitment to spiritual life and growth
Fun fact: Michele loves life in Chicago and is active in small group ministry at The Moody Church.
Contact Michele >

Dabbs-Mary Cavin 

Dabbs & Mary Cavin

Little Rock, AR
Student: Kate '18
Major: Business/Economics
Enjoy talking with parents about:
Wheaton Passage: service opportunities through the Office of Christian Outreach.
Fun fact: Dabbs & Mary first came to know Wheaton while working with HNGR interns through Opportunity International in Kigali, Rwanda.
Contact Dabbs and Mary >


Jennifer Good '85

Milwaukee, WI
Student: Ellen '17  
Major: History
Enjoys talking with parents about: Outdoor education and leadership opportunities at HoneyRock; Wheaton's pre-med program
Fun fact: Jennifer's Wheaton undergraduate degree in history ultimately led to a career in internal and palliative medicine.
Contact Jennifer >


Sharon Jacob

Grand Prairie, TX
Student: Morgan '17 
Major: International Relations
Enjoys talking with parents about: Professors' mentorship of students, Wheaton cheerleading, Student Government
Fun fact: Sharon teaches elementary school, is active in her church's small group ministry, and loves to cook.
Contact Sharon >

 Parent Council member photo - Jones

Aaron and Calandra Jones, Sr.

Minooka, IL 
Student: Andrew '19  
Elementary Education
Enjoy talking with parents about: Ministry through athletics, Wheaton Thunder Football, and Wheaton's local tutoring program.  
Fun fact: Aaron and Calandra were introduced to Wheaton through a radio program featuring President Ryken and several alumni, and later learned more through a bass guitar player at their church who works in Admissions.
Contact Aaron and Calandra >

Parent Council member photo - Linquist 

Todd '87 and Kirstin Skytte Lindquist '87

Naples, FL
Student: Jake '18   
International Relations
Enjoy talking with parents about: Passage, intramural sports, student clubs, Residence Life, and Wheaton in the Holy Lands.
Fun fact: Todd and Kirstin recently moved from Minnesota to Naples, Florida, where Kirstin is involved with Women's Ministries in their local church and Todd stays busy with his ENT practice.  Kristin has also served on the Wheaton Alumni Association Board of Directors. 
Contact Todd and Kirstin >


Rick and Becky Lopez

Laredo, TX
Student: Christopher '17  
Major: English Literature
Enjoy talking with parents about: Passage, Men's Glee Club, and professors' involvement with students
Fun fact: When they're not cheering on the Wheaton Thunder, Rick and Becky are proudly cheering on the Aggies, from their alma mater, Texas A&M.  They also love the outdoors, traveling, and having friends over for dinner.
Contact Rick and Becky >


Jeff and Patty Klepack Mann '82

Wheaton, IL
Student: Katie '18
Majors: Math/Economics; Applied Health Science
Enjoy talking with parents about: Wheaton Passage; Wheaton in the Holy Lands; Residence Life; parenting transitions between high school and college
Fun fact: With their house just a few blocks from campus, Jeff and Patty are frequent hosts of students; their annual Super Bowl party is a student favorite.
Contact Jeff and Patty >


Kemp '90 and Rosalyn Ferris Otto '90

Winston-Salem, NC
Students: Will '17, Anna '19
Enjoy talking with parents about: ROTC; the experience of TCK students; Christian Service Council; HNGR
Fun fact: Kemp and Rosalyn met the second week of their freshman year, but were only good friends until their senior year. Their family loves hiking and anything involving the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Contact Kemp and Rosalyn >


Jack and Robin Savidge

Lindenwold, NJ
Student: Joshua '17
Major: History
Enjoy talking with parents about: Study Abroad; Gospel Choir; student involvement in local churches
Fun fact: Both Jack and Robin are high school teachers, and both are involved in the mission program at The King's Christian School where Jack is Director of Spiritual Life.
Contact Jack and Robin >

Parent Council member photo - Ziesmer

Phil '85 and Sharon Yu Ziesemer '85

West Chicago, IL
Student: Philip '19, Christian '20   
Enjoy talking with parents about: Student Government, YHM, Student Alumni Board, College Union, Club lacrosse, intramural soccer, and relationships between professors and students.  
Fun fact: Phil and Sharon enjoy the beach and the mountains, as well as Duke and UNC basketball.
Contact Phil and Sharon >

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