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.”

Meet the Staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brent Mencarelli

Senior Resident Director for Kent Hall, Lamppost, Grace Village, Delta House, Yocum House, Stone House, and Orchard Manor
B.A. in Advanced Biblical Studies, Calvary Bible College; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. XXXX
Email: mencarb@grace.edu

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. 6494
                                           Email: wolffpa@grace.edu

Janelle Ditmer

Resident Director for Westminster and Perimeter Halls
A psychology graduate of Cedarville University (BA) and Grace College (MA), Janelle supervises the men and women in the historic Westminster hall and the perimeter houses.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. 6465
Email: ditmerjc@grace.edu

Victoria Casey

Resident Director for Indiana Hall and The Lodge
Victoria is a graduate of Grace College where she earned a B.A. in Counseling. Victoria's primary objective is to love students well by creating an atmosphere of both care and growth. Her goal is to connect students with the resources they need to succeed as students and grow as individuals.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. XXXX
                                           Email: caseyvj@grace.edu

Katie Hubbard

Resident Director of Alpha Hall
Katie has a B.S. in Missions, Huntington University. Her hope is to create an environment in which the women of Alpha Hall will be who they were made to be.
Telephone: 574–372–5100 ext. XXXX
Email: katie.hubbard@grace.edu

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

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

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

Questions?

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