Resident Hall Staff


Our Christian staff members are welcoming and knowledgeable and can’t wait to set you up for success during your time in MBU’s residence halls and beyond.

Taira Schertz, Director of Resident Life

Hometown: Kidder, MO
Family: I have been married to my husband Eric for 16 years. We have three children: Haydn (13), Ellie (11) and Hunter (8).  Of course our very friendly dog, Cheyenne.
College Major/Degree: B.S. in Business Management from Missouri Western State College
Best Resident Life Memories from My Own College Days: Late-night adventures to Perkins’ to “study,” roller hockey in the parking lot, St. Louis mission trips and making great friends.
Best Thing About My Job: Sharing our family life with the residents of MBU and them letting us be a part of their college experience.

Stephen Crain, Resident Director

Resident Director of Pillsbury-Huff
Hometown: Troy, MO
Family:   Emily and Stephen were married in summer of 2015
College Major/Degree:  B.S. in Exercise Science
Best Resident Life Memories from My Own College Days: Making forever friends in Pillsbury Huff and all of the many fire drills.

Kayla Knapp, Resident Director

Resident Director of North Hall
Hometown: Monroe, MI
Family: Husband, Brian and daughter, Addison (almost 1)
College Major/Degree: Degree in Global Studies and Spanish from Spring Arbor University.
Best Resident Life Memories from My Own College Days: Hallway conversations!  Nothing can top the community of living together and walking in the same halls when it comes to sparking random, wonderful talks. Although, I do remember many good eats and crazy things beyond the hallways as well.

Abbey Adams, Resident Life Coordinator

Hometown: Greenville, OH
Family: Husband, Will
College/Major: B.S. in Business Management from Miami University of Ohio
Best Resident Life Memories from My Own College Days: Living in a triple with two of my dear friends, laughing until we cried at all hours of the night.