Student Affairs Staff

Our Purpose Statement

At Grace College, the Office of Student Affairs is committed to helping students mature spiritually, emotionally, socially, and academically.

“The Department of Student Affairs and Academic Services exists to provide quality programs and resources that promote student learning and engagement in personal transformation, healthy community, whole-life worship, and intentional service.

Our Vision

"To lead students toward internal change manifested by growth in a deepening walk with God and loving service to others.”

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Meet the Staff

Jim

Jim Swanson

Vice President of Student & Academic Services
Jim oversees all service areas that impact a student's experience at Grace.  For nearly 20 years, he has provided leadership to the student affairs and academic services team as they seek to develop and nurture students both inside and outside of the classroom.  
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6473
                                           Email: swansoje@grace.edu

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Aaron

Aaron Crabtree

Dean of Students
Aaron oversees the many programs within Student Affairs, including Residence Life and Student Organizations. Aaron's staff works to provide students with meaningful opportunities for leadership, service, and growth in a healthy and safe environment.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6464
                                           Email: crabtrat@grace.edu

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Carlos

Carlos Téllez

Dean of the Chapel and Global Initiatives
Carlos provides leadership and vision for the chapel experience. He also oversees the Global Initiatives programs which foster intercultural connections on campus and around the world.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6284
Email: tellezjc@grace.edu

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Kim

Kimberly Kim

Director of Global Initiatives
Kimberly provides leadership for all the programs related to Global Initiatives including, Go Encounter, Go Exchange, Go Study, the Cross-Cultural Field Experience and Mosaic.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6104
Email: kimkb@grace.edu

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Jacqueline

Jacqueline Schram

Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Coordinator of General Education
Jacqueline is responsible for teaching French and overseeing the language program.  As Coordinator of General Education she works with the Grace Core faculty and oversees the First Year Experience (FYE) at Grace.  
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6283
                                           Email: schramjs@grace.edu

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Peter

Peter Wolff

Associate Dean of Students
Peter is a 2006 graduate of Grace College and earned his MA from Spring Arbor University.  As Associate Dean, Peter works with undergrad students through housing, discipleship programs, and leadership development. He also assists graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Higher Education program.
                                           Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6469
                                           Email: wolffpa@grace.edu

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Sina

Sina Locke

Executive Assistant for the Vice President of Student Affairs
Sina is the executive assistant to Jim Swanson. She manages the Student Affairs Office and assists students and staff by providing information and answering questions.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6466
Email: lockejm@grace.edu

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Deb

Deb Musser

Director of Health and Counseling
Deb overseas personnel and student services related to both physical and mental health. Deb also teaches in the graduate counseling program.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6069
Email: musserds@grace.edu

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Brent

Brent Mencarelli

Resident Director for Apartments
B.A. in Advanced Biblical Studies, Calvary Bible College; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6476
Email: mencarb@grace.edu

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Brie

Brie Cremean

Resident Director for Westminster Hall and Commuters
B.S. in Counseling, Grace College; M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Grace College
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6465
Email: cremeabe@grace.edu

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Amy

Amy Geiser

Resident Director for Indiana Hall and The Lodge
BA in Counseling and Bible, Moody Bible Institute; M.A. in Counseling and Student Development Administration, Indiana Wesleyan University
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6490
Email: amy.geiser@grace.edu

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Tianna

Tianna Frischman

Resident Director for Alpha Hall
B.A. in Social Work, Huntington University; M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development, Taylor University
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6461
Email: frischtf@grace.edu

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John

John Sloat

Resident Director for Beta Hall and Perimeter Houses
B.A. and M.Div., Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary (2013), ThM Southern Theological Seminary (2014).
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6494
Email: sloatjs@grace.edu

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Kearstin

Kearstin Criswell

Coordinator of Student Involvement
Kearstin is a 2010 graduate of Huntington University.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6470
Email: kearstin.criswell@grace.edu

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Craig

Craig Allebach

Chief of Campus Safety
Craig served as the Warsaw Chief of Police from 1988-1999 and as Captain of the Warsaw Police Department from 1999-2000. He is also an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Grace.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6483
Email: allebac@grace.edu

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Glenn

Glenn Goldsmith

Assistant Director of Campus Safety/Off-Campus Coordinator
Glenn has been with Grace since 2002. He is the assistant director of campus safety and the off-campus coordinator.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6484
Email: goldsmga@grace.edu

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Questions?

Email Student Affairs or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6488.