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 intervisitation.
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 a mod representative from each mod.
Meet your resident director
Caleb Lázaro was born in Trujillo, Peru, and immigrated with his family to Los Angeles at the age of six. He spent most of his years in L.A. involved in both Latino and African-American community life and ministries.
Caleb brings to Bethel College his experience as an advocate for economic justice, nonviolence and racial equality. He is a co-founder of the thriving faith community El Centro in Colorado Springs, Colo., a church of mostly Latino immigrants.
Before becoming Bethel’s multicultural advisor and the resident director of Warkentin Court, Caleb was traveling and educating churches, college students and activist groups on topics such as social justice, contemplative Christianity, interfaith dialogue and the Anabaptist tradition.
I have a good feeling about our Warkentin Court community this year and know that we’ll have a great time together, says Caleb.
Both my wife, Mai, and I are looking forward to making Bethel our home.