Graduation year: 2013
Hometown: Greenwood, IN
Major: Biblical and Theological Studies
Why JustCo? The Gospel calls the church to unity and to an alternative way of life that brings justice to the world. JustCo embodies this calling and I am excited to be a part of this effort to empower the segment of the church that attends Wheaton to live out this calling, both now and in the future.
Why Wheaton? I came to Wheaton for its unique Christian environment that is also thoughtful and engaging with the world. It is a place where relationships with friends and professors and powerful experiences are likely to play a fantastic role in positive spiritual formation.
Favorite place you’ve traveled? The summer after my freshman year, my family went on a road trip and experienced the beauty of the American West. From Old Town Albuquerque to the top of Pike's Peak and from the Grand Canyon to amazing views of the night sky, God's creation was and is truly stunning.
Describe Wheaton in three words: Perfecting messy community
Most memorable experience at Wheaton: Meeting and sharing life with the homeless in downtown Chicago; It is an unforgettable experience with unforgettable people that are suffering, yet God's beauty can still shine through them and teach us, even as we go out to teach and give to them. This has definitely marked what I desire to do in the future in unexpected ways.
Favorite CU or campus event: Talent Show!
What does justice mean to you? Justice is the restoration of right relationship within God's created order and between the Creator and the Creation. Because of the Fall, sin and death have corrupted the web of relationships within Creation and this is seen on both personal and societal levels. Jesus' ministry, death, and resurrection have won a decisive victory over sin and death, allowing true restoration and justice. The church, as the body of Christ, is called to continue Jesus' work of restoring relationships among God, people, society, and all created things, in anticipation of God's final, complete restoration and transformation.