Student Development welcomes new employees
WILMORE, KY—On June 2, Greg Haseloff will become the College’s chaplain and associate dean for campus ministries. He is replacing long-time chaplain, Rev. Stu Smith,who is taking on responsibilities in the development office.
During the chapel service when Haseloff’s appointment was announced, Smith called him, “God’s person for the position.”
Haseloff will be responsible for chapel programming and campus ministries while focusing on the spiritual vitality of the campus.
“I love the corporate worship experience of chapel for students at Asbury,” Haseloff said. “I also appreciate the rich community life and how it contributes to student’s spiritual growth. So I am excited about building relationships with students, faculty and staff.”
“He has a long history of connecting with college age students and had a great rapport when he worked here in 1997-2000 in campus ministries,” said Mark Troyer, vice president for student development.
After three years as coordinator of outreach ministries at the College, Haseloff went on to become the executive director of the Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech and M.Div. and an M.A. in counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary.
“Those three plus years were a great season of my life, and I gained an even greater appreciation for the ‘heartbeat’ of the college,” Haseloff said. “While this opportunity to return was very fitting for my own calling and vocation, the decision to return involved my entire family. My wife is thrilled to return to a Christian college campus, and to raise our little girls in the community of Wilmore.”
Haseloff is married to Jennifer and they have two daughters, Ellie and Mollie.
“I am excited about his passion for helping students grow in their spiritual development,” Troyer said.
Paul Stephens, who served as a hall director for Trustees Men’s Residence Hall for four years, will be the associate dean for leadership development. His duties will include overseeing the student center, leadership programs and student government.
“I’m excited about the experience Paul brings and his experience in residence life will help us continue our efforts to do more collaborative programming,” Troyer said.
Stephens has served on the leadership staff and as coordinator of community service.
“I’ve loved my time at Asbury College and I’m excited about getting to continue to work with the student body by taking on more of a leadership role in the student development program,” Stephens said. “The students of Asbury College are absolutely tremendous. They are full of love for each other, the world, the Lord, and his kingdom. It was a very easy choice.”
Stephens received an M.A. from Ball State University and B.A. from Anderson University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. Stephens is married to Kelly and they have a son, Elijah.
Joe Bruner will be the associate dean for residence life. Bruner holds an M.S. in educational administration from Baylor University and a B.S. from Howard Payne University. He comes toAsbury College from Baylor where he was assistant director for resident living. At Baylor, he was responsible for a living community of 2,500 students, professional and student staff development, administrative efficiency and effectiveness, and facilities management. He was previously a hall director at Baylor and served in leadership roles for Kids Across America.
“I sensed God leading me to use my experiences and strengths in a smaller Christian liberal arts college,” Bruner said. “I am looking forward to living in and sharing my life with the community at Asbury College, including students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community.”
Bruner and his wife, Amber, have a daughter, Abigail Grace.
Quinn Gervel will serve as the resident director in Trustees Men’s Residence Hall. Gervel holds an M.A. in Christian formation and ministry from Wheaton College. He has significant experience working with young adults through outdoor programs like Wheaton’s Honeyrock program, as well as many missions experiences, mentoring programs and small group leadership in Wheaton and other areas. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Belmont University.
Ginny Jones will serve as the resident director for Kresge Women’s Residence Hall. Jones completed a M.A. in counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. She completed a year long practicum with the Asbury College Center for Counseling and assisted with operations of the Center for Career and Calling. Jones has a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University where she worked with university housing.
Paul Niswander, a 2002 Asbury College alumnus, will be the resident director in Johnson Men’s Residence Hall. Since his graduation, Niswander has acquired a significant amount of experience working with youth and young adults through churches and missions organizations. He is completing his M.A. in international development at Eastern University in Philadelphia.
“Our current residence life staff has continued building on good foundations and I’m confident that this coming year’s staff will be able to continue that good work,” Troyer said.