the Mods, Warkentin Court features apartment-like modules that encourage and foster community living. Each mod houses seven to nine students. Each one has a lounge area with cable TV hookups, a large bathroom and five bedrooms, each with personal phone lines and Internet ports. Second- and third-story mods have balconies overlooking a center courtyard. Warkentin Court, reserved primarily for returning upper-level students, features 24-hour inter-visitation.
Warkentin Court has one professional staff member, the resident director, who lives in the hall with the residents. S/he is in charge of ensuring the safety and well-being of each resident. The RD is aided by two Resident Assistants.
Meet Your Resident Director
Jean Butts is an alumna of Bethel College earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2009. Jean was involved in numerous organizations on campus along with being a former Resident Assistant of Haury Hall. Jean transferred to Bethel after earning her Associates degree in Child and Family Studies with emphasis on Social Science from Hesston College.
Having been born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Jean has had various cross-cultural experiences. Jean was raised in the Mennonite church and attended school at Central Christian High School, a small private Mennonite high school in Kidron, Ohio. Jean has always had a passion for service and different cultures. Upon graduating from Bethel, Jean moved to South Dallas, Texas where she did missionary work for two years. Following her missionary work, Jean did service with AmeriCorps in the Cleveland Heights, Ohio school district. This is where she found her passion for education. Starting her career at Bethel in Fall 2013, she was able to combine her passion of different cultures, service and education.
This will be Jean’s second year as a Resident Director at Bethel College; she will also continue her position as Coordinator of Cross- Cultural Engagement and Inclusion and Advisor of Multi-Cultural Student Union, Gay-Straight Alliance, and Femcore. This year she will also be adding the advisory position of the international students and CultureShock (International Club).
“With a new year and newly remodeled mods, I’m excited to see what this year holds at Bethel College. Please feel free to come and chat with me. It’s going to be a blast! Go Threshers!
Meet your community assistants
- Sarah Cunningham
- I am a senior from Oskaloosa, KS majoring in Biology. I love hanging with friends and doing activities outside. I am a third basemen and pitcher for the softball team. I love making people laugh and having a good time. This is my first year as a CA, but I have been actively involved throughout Bethel College for all four years. I am a very enthusiastic person who likes to have fun.
- Logan Matthewson
- I am a junior at Bethel College. I lived practically my whole life in Killeen, Texas. My major is Business and my minor is Literary Studies. I play strong safety on the football team. Some of things I enjoy most are music, video games, working out, and drinking orange juice. This will be my first year as a CA.
- Gabe Garza
- I am a senior from San Antonio, Texas majoring in Physical Education, getting certified in Special Education, with a minor in Sports Management. I am also on the Bethel Men’s Basketball team. Working with special needs students is my passion. I have worked with these children in many camps. I am open to new things and will try almost anything at least once. Come find me and get to know me. I am always willing to converse.