Meet the Staff

  • Main office phone: 316-295-5500
  • Office hours 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • Resident Assistants are on duty each evening; 7 p.m. - midnight, Sunday - Thursday; 8 p.m. – 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday
  • Director of Community and Residential Development: 316-295-5568
  • Green Residence Hall Coordinator: 316-295-5407
  • Friends Village, Falcon Flats and Campus Houses Coordinator: 316-295-5508
  • Smith Apartments and Falcon Glenn Coordinator: 316-295-5224
  • Email us: reslife@friends.edu
Kelley Martin
Director of Community and Residential Development

Kelley Martin earned her Master of Science in Education in student affairs administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She has worked previously as director of student affairs at a university in the upper peninsula of Michigan.

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Erin Fields
Administrative Assistant - Community annd Residential Development

Erin Fields earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her prior experience includes working as a financial aid advisor at a community college and most recently as the guest services manager of a hotel.

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Sarah Hatcher
Smith Apartments and Falcon Glenn Coordinator

Sarah Hatcher graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. While studying Psychology at Cameron, Sarah was very involved on campus, which included employment within Student Housing as a resident assistant and housing office worker. She enjoys trying new things and meeting new people, and her door is always open to students.

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Lacey Landenberger
Green Residence Hall Coordinator

Lacey Landenberger graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in youth ministry with an emphasis in leadership and outdoor leadership, while also working for the Residence Life department as a resident assistant. Although she loves backpacking in the Rockies, Lacey is excited to be in Kansas where she grew up. She enjoys baking cookies, being outside, watching HGTV, and hanging out with students … whether at crazy events or sipping chai tea!

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Brett McLaughlin
Friends Village, Falcon Flats and Houses Coordinator

Brett McLaughlin graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in history. He enjoys hanging out with people and doing just about anything, especially if it has to do with watching Carolina sports. Brett likes to sit around and talk, and invites students to “feel free to drop by my office.” A “die-hard” Carolina fan “’til the day I die,” Brett “can’t stand Duke, but prays for all those who ‘claim’ to be fans because they don’t understand what they are really getting themselves into.”

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Elizabeth (Libby) Derby
Green Residence Hall Senior Resident Assistant

Libby Derby is double-majoring in biology education and Christian spiritual formation with the hopes of being a middle or high school science teacher overseas in a missionary or international community. She is originally from Wichita, but has lived all around the United States and even South Korea. She loves to spend her time baking, blogging, listening to music, and being with people, whether watching movies, playing games, or just hanging out. She is so excited to see what God has in store for this year!

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Brooke Doerksen
Smith Apartments Resident Assistant

Brooke Doerksen is currently a Business Administration major. Her hometown is right here in Wichita. She enjoys being part of the track and field team, and her favorite event is pole vaulting. She is unsure of what she wants to do with her major, but she tries to glorify God in all things. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies and eating cookie dough.

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Gabriella Fabiano
Green Residence Hall Resident Assistant

Gabriella Fabiano is planning to double major in Zoo Science and Field Biology. She hopes to one day fulfill her dream of working with endangered wildlife and conservation around the globe. Her hometown is Chicago, Illinois and she loves spending her time working with animals, exploring new places, reading, doing artwork, theater, watching movies and hanging out with friends. She knows that Our Lord has led her to Friends University and she’s excited to see what He brings this coming year as an RA.

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John Gray
Green Residence Hall Resident Assistant

John Gray is a Health Science major with a minor in Spanish.  He plans on going to optometry school and doing his practice in Miami, OK, his hometown. He wants to do medical mission work in Spanish-speaking countries as well in order to help people with eye deficiencies and share the word of God with them.  John is involved in Jazz and University Band, as well as Campus Ministries. He also enjoys his photography job for the athletic department and is thankful for the new opportunity to be an RA!

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Kyle Helberg
Green Residence Hall Resident Assistant

Kyle Helberg, from Hill City, Kansas, is involved in football, track, and cheerleading. He enjoys being involved in the theater program at Friends, playing Xbox, going antique shopping, watching movies, and playing sports.  He’s majoring in Drama and History and is looking forward to being an RA.

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Fred Koepp
Smith Apartments Resident Assistant

Fred Koepp plays soccer at Friends and is part of the Singing Quakers. He enjoys playing piano, posting on his blog and leading through service. He is a Marketing major. He encourages students to set goals and then make decisions that will lead them toward achieving those goals.

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Jared Mazurek
Falcon Glenn Resident Assistant

Jared Mazurek, from Pittsburg, Kansas, is a Ballet Major, but also takes Health Science classes in hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist some day. He enjoys reading books, playing video games, practicing piano, hanging out with friends, and loves adventure. On campus, most of his life is spent in the Ballet Studio, but he can also be found working as a tutor in the Writing and Academic Resource Center. He is looking forward to being an RA and connecting with more people on campus.

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Mandy McNeill
Falcon Glenn Resident Assistant

Mandy McNeill grew up on a farm outside of Whitewater, Kansas and is currently an Accounting major. On campus, Mandy is involved in the F.A.C.E Friends Connections Committee, the LEADS Program, and intramurals. She is a member of the softball team and has always had a passion for sports. In her free time she enjoys singing, the outdoors, participating in and helping with 4-H, and socializing with anyone and everyone. She is excited for the opportunity to be an RA and connect with both new and current students!

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Skyler Miner
Friends Village Resident Assistant

Skyler Miner is from Chanute, Kansas, and is majoring in health science. He hopes to become a physical therapist. He is a member of the Friends University golf team and enjoys playing sports, participating in campus activities and intramurals, and drawing. His advice for students is to stay involved, do the best you can, and everything will fall into place!

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Victoria (Tori) Nissley
Green Residence Hall Resident Assistant

Victoria (Tori) Nissley is majoring in Zoo Science. She’s from Canton, Ohio, 16 hours away, where she lives with her parents, two younger siblings, and three cats. Aside from being an RA she participates in Concert Choir, the Zoo Science Club, and intramural sports. Tori loves Friends University and is so excited to see what the future holds!

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Cameron Rhodes
Friends Village Resident Assistant

Cameron Rhodes, Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, is majoring in Psychology and Christian Spiritual Formation. In his free time he likes to run, listen to country music, watch football (especially the K-State Wildcats), and hang out with friends. He is excited for the opportunity to serve and give back to the Friends community that has given him so much.

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Jacob Thayer
Green Residence Hall Resident Assistant

Jacob Thayer is a soccer player at heart, but is also extremely involved in fine arts at Friends University. Along with soccer, he participates in the concert band, jazz band and takes private music lessons. He is majoring in Business Administration and plans on minoring in either Accounting or Mathematics. Jacob loves being around people and providing an inspirational figure for his peers to look up to. He is so thankful for the opportunity to be a resident assistant in Green Residence Hall!

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Danielle Thompson
Green Residence Hall Resident Assistant

Danielle Thompson was born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio. She is majoring in both Zoo Science and Field Biology. On campus she is involved in Campus Ministries. Off campus she volunteers at the Sedgwick County Zoo, working with animals and kids! She hopes to inspire and educate people about nature and wildlife in her career. In her spare time she loves to hang out with friends while playing games, watching movies, crocheting/knitting, chatting, drinking tea, or doing fun crafts! She is excited to be an RA and see what God has in store for the future!

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Michaela Walker
Friends Village Resident Assistant

Michaela Walker was born and raised in southern California and is majoring in Health Science. She enjoys running, baking, watching movies, and hanging out with people. She is a member of the softball team, but is also involved in F.A.C.E, Health and Science Club, Concert Band and the Percussion Ensemble. She cannot wait to see what amazing adventures are in store as an RA. 

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Stevie Heptig
Community and Residential Development Student Worker

Stevie Heptig grew up in Winfield, KS only an hour south of Wichita. She is a Theater Major with a minor in Dance. She enjoys acting, singing, and dancing. She takes part in the theater department , many dance classes, and Concert Choir at Friends. Stevie is very excited to see where Friends University will take her in the future.

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Merritt Howard
Community and Residential Development Student Worker

Merritt Howard is majoring in Elementary Education and hopes to one day teach kindergarten. She is originally from Santa Barbara, Cali. She enjoys ballet, art, reading and spending time with friends. God has blessed her with many opportunities and she looks forward to another new and exciting year at Friends!

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