Hometown: Jessup, MD
Year: Graduating Senior, 2015
Major: Environmental Engineering
Secret Talent: Force-feeding people 🙂
Why did you decide to live in City House?
I really wanted to live in Christian community and learn a lifestyle that thoughtfully engages the neighborhood around us. I also liked the idea of living downtown in a house with a group of people who care about community too.
What is your favorite part about living in City House?
I love the food! It is so delicious and fresh!
Favorite shop or spot in downtown Beaver Falls? And why?
I really love Athens- the food is good and every time I go it seems that I run into someone I know, either people from church or neighbors.
What is one of your best memories from your time living in City House?
I really enjoyed playing sardines in the house. Every game night has been great, especially when most of us are together.
What’s one way you have been challenged through living in the house?
Having grace with myself and others has been something I have been challenged in this year. I did not choose the people that I live with, and they did not choose me. So sometimes we do things that can upset one another, like leaving dirty dishes in the sink. I think that I have learned a lot more about what it means to have grace in real life, both with others and with myself. It’s easy to say that we’re broken people and that we have grace, but it’s harder to live that way when we are so closely connected to and dependent upon other people.
If you knew someone who was thinking about living in City House what would you tell them?
I would suggest praying about it. City House is a great experience, but it’s not easy. There are days when it can be so challenging that you want to quit, but I’ve grown so much that it’s worth it. If God leads you to live here, He’ll give you the strength to keep going and growing!