Cheryl Mendes-Ellis, Campus Life: Program Coordinator
Cheryl is an MDiv’20 student who loves studying God’s word and helping promote a campus community of fellowship and care for one another. She organizes all on-campus gatherings. She is a retired Navy chief, most recently, from San Diego. She is under care in the EPC at First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, and hopes to enter into chaplaincy ministry.
Chrissy Boone, Women in Ministry: Program Coordinator
Chrissy is dedicated to helping women thrive in ministry, whatever their calling. She is the spouse of an MDiv student (Todd) and has several years of experience serving in a variety of ministries (including “pastor’s wife”!) and hails from New Jersey, though most recently from Utah. She worships at River Oaks Church and is the mother of three girls.
Melody Hoover, Student Life Coordinator
Melody comes to us from the other side of the pond (Lake Jessup, that is). She is the overly proud mother of two, a junior at UCF (Go Knights! 2018 National Champs!) and a senior at Lake Mary High School (heading to University of North Florida). She attends River Oaks Church, where she serves on their Women’s Ministry Team. Melody sincerely counts it a privilege to wake up each day to come to work and serve the men and women of RTS that will enter their various fields of ministry. Her mission is to balance the high calling to study scriptures with a lot of fun filled events to relieve the pressure of coursework. She is married to Greg, who is an entirely different Greg than the one listed next, though the ambiguity of “Greg” often creates slightly hilarious awkward moments on campus.
Dr. Greg Lanier, Dean of Students
Greg is Assistant Professor of New Testament at RTS-O and has the privilege of leading this team to promote campus life and WiM at RTS. He is married to the other Lanier on the page and also serves as part-time Associate Pastor at River Oaks Church (PCA). He is a graduate of RTS-Charlotte and worked in business for ~7 years before entering seminary, so the transition into RTS life is still a fresh memory!
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