Along with Assistant Bible Course Leaders, HCFA’s Ministry Team Leaders (or MTLs) form half of our Leadership Team. Each Ministry Team has a particular area in which they serve, and MTLs lead their teams in honoring God, building up the Church, and serving Harvard, while equipping the rest of HCFA to do the same.
CAMPUS KINDNESS & HOSPITALITY
Ethan Pardue '19
My name is Ethan Pardue, and I am a member of the Class of 2019 living in Cabot House studying English. I am originally from the town of Nashville, North Carolina, (NOT Tennessee...) and am a Southerner through and through. I love performance arts and have been singing with Harvard's Christian a cappella group, Under Construction, since 2015. As a Campus Kindness & Hospitality Ministry Team Leader, I am happy to discuss any issues of inclusion regarding Christian community that you may feel led to bring up. My inbox is open to you any time!
Ashlae Portell '19
Hi, my name is Ashlae, and I am a member of the Class of 2019, studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology. I hail from Trufant, Michigan (Yay Midwest!), and fun fact: I am a daughter of a long line of dairy farmers.
Irene Limb '18
Hello all! My name is Irene, and I'm a psych concentrator in Lowell, and I'm stoked to serve HCFA as a co-leader of the Communications Team! I really like throwing parties, listening to podcasts, and eating good food, and you should definitely consider joining this team if you have any interest in demonstrating God's love through videos, web-design, photography, and more.
Brandon Wright '18
Hello! My name is Brandon Wright and I’m a senior in Adams House studying chemistry. I’m originally from Minneapolis, MN, and no matter how bad the winter weather gets in Boston, I always love the snow. I enjoy photography and graphic design and I like to take those interests with me wherever I travel. When I’m not in class or cooking up new molecules in the lab, you can probably find me at a coffee shop with a good book or spending time with friends.
Alan Estrada '19
HI! I'm Alan Estrada, a sophomore in Eliot House, and this year a Co-Ministry Team Leader of Community Team! During my free time, I love to play soccer and do theater and film production, but if you ask any of my friends they'll tell you I am passionate about pretty much anything. The greatest joy I get from life is being in the presence of the Lord and learning more about His love everyday!
Kianna Goldsberry '18
Wisdom Akingbemi '18
Lauren Elson '18
Hi! I am a class of 2018 Chemistry Concentrator originally from Bowling Green, KY (but my family now lives in Southern Illinois - Elkville: Population 1,000). I became a part of HCFA second semester freshmen year and I am so thankful to be a part of this wonderful community. Outside of HCFA, I am on the Women's Club Soccer Team and President of DAPA (Drug and Alcohol Peer Advisor). I am super close with my family and miss them a ton - I have a wonderfully surly 15 year old sister and wild, demanding 8 year old sister - they are fantastic. I really love and appreciate food (I love healthy eating but also love sweets...). I am half way to already being an old lady - I enjoy going to sleep at decent time and getting up early to do work. I am in Dunster House! - We have a big moose tapestry in our common room. I am super into decorating and making my room homey.
Emma Dwight '18
Hulloo! I'm Emma, class of 2018, and I'm a Stats concentrator living in Lowell. I love staying up late singing songs with my friends, playing cards, or watching old comedies, and you can usually find me rushing into a dining hall at five past ten in the morning for breakfast, where I have porridge with milk (*GASP*). I'm from a faraway land (New Zealand) where people do strange things and talk funny, you see. HCFA has been my favourite part of Harvard, and so key in loving me, supporting me, and growing me in my time here. I am super pumped to continue pouring into this community, and seeing how God is so faithful to us, and so gracious in allowing us to be a part of His kingdom work. This year, I'll be working with the incredible Lauren and Wisdom to lead Doxa team, which organises HCFA's Friday night gathering. I've often looked around in the middle of Doxa and felt like I'm experiencing a glimpse of heaven, and such a sense of home, and hope to provide that space for others. I'll also be an Assistant Bible Course Leader for my crazy junior girls group, who are such a source of encouragement and fun.
Justin Crichlow '18
I'm a charismatic Seattle native with a heart for God, and a passion for serving others. I'm on the soccer team at Harvard, and I enjoy hikes, traveling, and being active. College has presented me with various trials, and I've found that the best defense is getting closer to God. He is the cure for everything!
Devan Peterson '19
Heyyo! My name’s Devan Peterson. I’m a SoCal Native and a sophomore in Winthrop House. Much of my time is spent as part of Harvard’s baseball team, but I also love the outdoors, good company, and Jesus. HCFA played a huge role in helping me find my home here at Harvard, and I hope that I can help foster that kind of experience for others as an Mens Discipleship co-MTL!
Joanna Chung '18
I'm Joanna, an entrepreneur with a mission to build God's kingdom on earth with innovation and organization. I'm a member of the Class of 2018 pursuing a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a secondary in Sociology. In addition to serving as a Doxa Ministry Team Leader of HCFA, I enjoy playing violin, consulting for firms, worship, running a startup, froyo, and finance. HCFA is the most diverse group I know, and I am deeply inspired and encouraged every week by the unity we have in Christ -- I hope this will be felt by anyone who tastes our community.
Jackson Wagner '19
Hi there! My name is Jackson Wagner, and I'm from Menlo Park, California. I'm a Physics concentrator in Winthrop house and a member of the class of 2019. I absolutely love experiencing the outdoors and being reckless while doing so. Some of my favorite things to do include surfing, sailing, mountain biking, skateboarding and exploring the craziest parts of God's creation. During my time at Harvard I have been so blessed by the incredible community in HCFA. As Outreach MTL I hope to share the same love that I have experienced with the greater Harvard community by making the Gospel known on campus and beyond.
Cooper Bryan '19
Hey! My name is Cooper, I'm from Ethiopia (ask me about it sometime), and I'm living in Winthrop. I love running, basketball, coffee and hanging out with friends. Jesus is the real MVP of my life though. My Co-MTL is Sarah Kim '18!
Michael Gaba '18
Esther Iya '20
Hey! My name is Esther Iya and I’m a member of the class of 2020 living in Adams House. I’m originally from Jacksonville, Florida and take every chance I get to enjoy sunny days. I love boba tea, Marvel movies, singing, and finding new songs for my Spotify playlists, so hit me up with suggestions anytime!
Christopher Johnny '18
Maryanne Chege '18
Hello! My name is Maryanne Chege and i'm a rising senior in Currier House pursuing a joint concentration in Social Anthropology and African and African American Studies, with a secondary in Global Health. I'm from Kenya and I love listening to good music, history, cooking and reading blogs. I am thrilled to serve on the Discipleship Team this year to get to know more lovely HCFA people :)
Isabel Espinosa '18
Hi there! I'm Isabel, and I'm a junior in Lowell House. I study Social Anthropology and Romance Languages & Literatures, so if you ever want to talk social science or practice your Spanish or French, I'm your person. Being in HCFA has been one of the most fun and significant things I've done at Harvard, so I'm incredibly excited to serve as a Seeking God co-leader this year. I love meeting new people (especially over coffee at cozy/cool/hidden cafés), so let me know if you want to know more about Women's Fellowship, HCFA, or anything else!
Gaby Giotti '18
Hi! I'm Gaby, a senior in Lowell House, studying Government. I am originally from Brazil, but now proudly call Everett, Massachusetts home! I love coffee, worship, Jesus, cats, and good food-so if we relate, let's talk. I love the HCFA community and I am so excited to be a Co-MTL for Worship Team!
Brandon Snyder '18
Hi! I study music composition, love community and the ways our unique souls intersect in strange and wonderful ways. I like spongebob squarepants, scholarly writing, kayaking, and YOU. (I also lead the worship music team with Gaby Giotti, and that's a party).