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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


Director of Resident Life
Hometown: Kidder, MO
Family: I have been married to my husband Eric for 18 years. We have three children: Haydn (15), Ellie (13) and Hunter (10).  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.

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Abbey Adams, Resident Life Coordinator

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.

Stephen Crain, Resident Director

Resident Director of Pillsbury-Huff
Hometown: Troy, MO
Family:   Emily and Stephen are expecting their first child in Fall of 2017
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 2
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.

Victoria Underwood, Resident Director

Resident Director of Spartan South
Hometown: Walker, IA
College Major/Degree: Psychology and Human Services
Best Resident Life Memories from My Own College Days: There are so many memories! Living on campus was the best decision I made. My senior year was my favorite by far. I had a great group of friends who all lived on campus. We spent a lot of time hanging out in each other’s living rooms talking, eating, watching shows and movies, playing games and studying. It was a great community and the best memories were made in the regular day to day things. Having that community was only made possible by Resident Life staff and programs, and I love seeing that played out daily in my job.