Name: Emily Teterud
Grade: Senior (next year)
Major: Communications
Position: President

Q: What do you hope to accomplish next year?
A: Besides continuing our fun events and activities, next year I’m hoping to focus on ‘service’ as a student body. I want to encourage students to be intentional in serving beyond Corban’s campus. There are even ways we can take our on-campus ministries (Organizations, Worship events, etc.) and include the Salem community.

Q: Why did you apply for this position?
A: Because I have a passion for the people here. I believe my leadership experience will be helpful in serving as President. I have served this past year on ASB, and absolutely loved it! Now, I desire to serve another year and really encourage students to reach their potential in whatever ministry they are involved in. I believe we each have an opportunity to leave a positive impact on Corban as well as the Salem community.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I love to write and perform music. Any free time I have is spent with music–whether I’m listening to it on the radio, going to a concert, or singing and playing at the piano. 

Q: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Responsible, Caring, Musical, Silly

Q: What four words would your cell phone use to describe you?
A: I’ve never considered what my phone thinks of me! I suppose my phone would say that I am: encouraging, social, funny, and giggly

Q: What song or movie describes you best?
A: “Many the Miles,” by Sara Bareilles

Name: Landon Hattan
Grade: Sophomore (next year)
Major: Business
Position: Vice President

Q: What do you hope to accomplish next year?
A: The way I see things, ASB did an incredible job this past year and to set goals to revamp something awesome is absolutely bogus. At the same time, there are some things I’ve set my eyes on that are open to some bolstering. It is my goal to give a hearty injection of fire into our already simmering fan base. The possibilities are endless with cheers, chants, and ways of supporting our athletes, and I’d love to see everybody buy into a high energy, loving-our-warriors mentality. The way I see it, stands weren’t built to support people with hands in their pockets, and half-interest but for fists in the air and vocal noise that challenges the structural integrity of the C.E Jeffers Center.
All this is exciting and all, but beyond the playing field my desire is that our leadership team can help facilitate opportunities of outreach; chances for our student body to be challenged by way of living out our faith through service and intentional relationship building between other schools and the community of Salem.

Q: Why did you apply for this position?
A: Well, I hadn’t thought about the vice president position specifically until Emily approached me about it, but I had definitely put a lot of thought into going for a leadership position in general. I love being involved and invested in things that I care about. I love this school and have been impacted in a lot of ways and I guess naturally just began growing a desire to have a position that I could represent something I’m loyal to, and do it with and for some pretty awesome people.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I enjoy most anything active and with people, lately this has taken the form of a lot of hiking and exploring. I love anything unplanned, random, and impromptu. This leads to difficulty in categorizing specific interests, but when I find myself on unexpected adventures, or worshiping with a group that weren’t aware such things was on the schedule, I’m generally pretty happy. I think I am going to start getting into rock-climbing soon, hopefully un-established interests are alright to mention. I play basketball and work out to play better basketball as well. I like to read challenging, thought provoking books for general life betterment but haven’t found myself to be choosing this option as of late. Probably should start doing that again to play better life.

Q: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Ridiculously, intoxicatingly, intrinsically human.

Q: What four words would your pet, car or cell phone use to describe you?
A: I couldn’t get an answer; my dog was sleeping while I was working on this.

Q: What song or movie describes you best?
A: I grew up in Dallas, Oregon where electronic options were limited and my family’s record player broke at an early age.

Name: Olivia James
Grade: Senior (next year)
Major: Exercise Science
Position: Activities Coordinator

Q: What do you hope to accomplish next year?
A: Next year I hope to provide activities for our community that integrate our classic traditional events with some new events!

Q: Why did you apply for this position?
A: I applied for this position because I love people, I love Corban events, and I LOVE to have a good time!

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I really enjoy hanging out with friends, usually going to coffee shops or restaurants, trying new things. I also really enjoy being outdoors, either hiking or running.

Q: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Sassy, outgoing, practical, and driven.

Q: What four words would your pet, car or cellphone use to describe you?
A: My two cats would probably say that I am, loud, cuddly, warm, and loving.

Q: What song or movie describes you best?
A: I don’t know if this song describes me best, but it definitely describes the season of life I’m in right now, Francesca Battistelli’s “Don’t miss it”.

Name: Jessica Bruggeman
Grade: Senior (next year)
Major: Communications
Position: Media Arts Coordinator

Q: What do you hope to accomplish next year?
A: I want to serve the Corban community and the rest of the ASB team through the strengths and abilities God has been so gracious to bless me with.

Q: Why did you apply for this position?
A: I’ve worked with the current Media Arts Coordinator, Jess Baughman for the past year and a half and have a huge passion for her role and all her position entails. I applied because I want to pursue the passions God has given me by serving as Media Arts Coordinator.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I LOVE Frisbee and rollerblading. Doing basically anything outside in God’s creation makes me happy. Spending time with friends, speaking Spanish and playing the piano are some fun things I enjoy as well.

Q: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Excited, joyful, compassionate, relational

Q: What four words would your pet, car or cellphone use to describe you?
A: Energetic, weird….and I don’t know haha.

Q: What song or movie describes you best?
A: New Girl theme song….”Who’s that girl….it’s Jess!” Yep, that about sums it up!

Name: Alec Kovak 
Grade: Senior (next year)
Major: Business/ Marketing
Position: Treasurer

Q: What do you hope to accomplish next year?
A: Next year I want to serve the Corban community by using more funds towards current events or even looking at sponsoring new events. I want to sponsor new event ideas put forth by students, now obviously I am not the activities coordinator, but I would like to hear fellow student’s ideas so I can let Olivia know.

Q: Why did you apply for this position?
A: I applied to be the ASB treasurer because it was something I was qualified for and able to do, and it is one of the best ways that I can serve our community. It’s been 3 great years here and I wanted to be a part of ASB to give back to the students and make their next year as memorable as my years were.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: What free time? I don’t get much free time this semester but in the free time I do get I enjoy disc golfing, long boarding, working out, and reading theological books (along with the bible).

Q: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Outgoing, lively, unique, wacky.

Q: What four words would your pet, car or cellphone use to describe you?
A: My dog Duke would probably describe me as: tricky, unpredictable, caring, hardworking/busy.

Q: What song or movie describes you best?
A: I would have to say that the song “Valleys” by Close Your Eyes would be a song that pretty well expresses life. Just a heads up, it is by a hardcore band so they scream.

Name: Cecilee Russell 
Grade: Sophomore (next year)
Major: Secondary Education
Position: Organizations Coordinator

Q: What do you hope to accomplish next year?
A: The key to increasing involvement in our organizations starts with improving communication between organizations and students. That’s my main goal right now.

Q: Why did you apply for this position?
A: There’s loads of potential within organizations but I feel that they are overlooked on campus. I applied with the hopes that I can change that.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Any type of sport or challenge, running, or baking!

Q: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Ambitious, passionate, energetic, and forgetful.

Q: What four words would your pet, car or cellphone use to describe you?
A: My dog would say I’m “Always in a rush.”

Q: What song or movie describes you best?
A: “Firework” by Katy Perry.

Name: Katie Worley 
Grade: Senior (next year)
Major: Interdisciplinary: Health Science/ Psychology
Position: Communications Coordinator

Q: What do you hope to accomplish next year?
A: I hope to consistently and accurately get the word out about what is going on at Corban. I plan on frequently updating the Toilet Paper, bulletin boards, posters, etc. so that all students are in the know.

Q: Why did you apply for this position?
A: I wanted to run for ASB because I thought it would be a blast to serve Corban with a fantastic team of people. And I was interested in the Communications position because it is task-oriented and I enjoy handling details and having specific deadlines
to meet.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I enjoy reading, riding motorcycles, listening to Motown music, playing volleyball, eating any and all kinds of food, goofing around with my brothers and friends, and traveling!

Q: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Blithe, altitudinous, contemplative, insouciant.

Q: What four words would your pet, car or cellphone use to describe you?
A: From my car: too many Dutch cups!

Q: What song or movie describes you best?
A: “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder. I love love love music and often wish I was black.

Name: Steffan Bard 
Grade: Senior (next year)
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Psychology, and Humanities
Position: Ministries Coordinator

Q: What do you hope to accomplish next year?
A: So much! I don’t know where to start, so I’ll generalize: My heart and main passion for Corban is to encourage a more authentic spiritual environment where we can grow in heart devotion to God through Christ’s transforming grace. I don’t think the problem is with us knowing Christ (because we do) but more often it has to do with various obstacles impeding the process. Truth be told, in a profound way, spiritual growth doesn’t come by our own efforts. Because we are in Christ, we are going to grow – but it will differ depending on whether we plant ourselves beside riverbeds or in the desert.
For starters, I would like to identify some of the obstacles to spiritual growth I’ve faced at Corban (and I suspect many others do and have as well) while being open to hearing and helping others identify their more specific ones in order that we might learn to receive God’s grace and thus find the permission and freedom there is for those who are in Christ to wrestle with those obstacles whether they be addictions, unconfessed habits of sin, difficult relationships, loneliness, deep questions about God or whether we really trust Him etc.
I don’t think I’m going to fix all the world’s or all of Corban’s problems, but inasmuch as God continues to inspire me in this direction, I hope to follow it and see what can be done toward this end.

Q: Why did you apply for this position?
A: It was because a friend texted me literally two days before the applications were due with a “Hey, I think you should try and run for ministries coordinator. I think you would do well with it. Just my thoughts lol.” I texted back with uncertainty. They encouraged me more. Earlier that day I had a conversation with one of my roommates about my desire to “put my faith in action” more and share what God’s entrusted me with. As I thought more about the ASB ministries coordinator position after said friend texted me I got more and more excited about the idea and it just snowballed from there.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I like to read books, blogs, psychology and theology magazines. I like to play video games with my roommates and talk to people. I also like ping pong, guitar, listening to music, writing things (songs, essays, poetry, calligraphy, thoughts in general – you should see how many sticky notes my desk has on it!). That’s a good overview. I feel like I never have enough time to do all the things I like to do!

Q: What four words would you use to describe yourself?
A: Ah, this is the hardest question. Geez, okay well I’ll mix in some negative things with positive so I won’t come across as arrogant or self-loathing. Thoughtful, honest, ambivalent, idealistic.

Q: What four words would your pet, car or cellphone use to describe you?
A: I have no idea what my car or phone would say about me and I haven’t had a pet for a long time – here, I’ll just give you a couple more words that other people have used to describe me before: Introspective, deep, sensitive, party-animal-super-awesome-guy-yes. As the kids are doing on the Twitter these days #yeah.

Q: What song or movie describes you best?
A: I really resonate with Switchfoot’s “Vice Verses” and The Classic Crime’s “Closer Than We Think.”