Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Co-Director/Campus Minister

Roxy Twaddle

College students are the best! College is a particularly difficult time in the life of young adults, as they try to figure out their future careers and learn more about who they are and who God is. Campus Ministry is a place for students to figure life out together. I am so excited to be in a role where I get to help! Merge at ISU Wesley helped the formation of my faith when I was in undergrad at Illinois…
Co-Director

Jennie Edwards Bertrand

It is a joy to serve as a Spiritual leader for this faith community. It is awesome to offer students a home-away-from-home. I love laughing, praying, worshipping and serving with young adults.   College was one of the most fun and most challenging times of my life, so I am honored to be here as a guide, mentor, and friend to college students today. The spiritual hunger young adults possess pushes me to continually grow in Christ while I provide…
Worship Leader

Jordan Anderson

I am so excited to be a part of this ministry! I started as the Director of Worship in 2013, and love helping students develop their beliefs and grow in their faith. I identify as a professional musician, amateur husband and aspiring cat-lover.
Office Assistant

Jeanie Pierard

I have a degree in graphic design and worked for a marketing company for 10 years before taking time off to be at home with our two children. When our youngest started kindergarten in 2011, I decided it was time for me to return to the working world (at least part-time). I enjoy having the opportunity to continue to design marketing/fundraising pieces for ISU Wesley/Merge and keep the finances and other office tasks in order while having the flexibility to…
Intern
Lauren Knicl

Lauren Knicl

I am so excited for this opportunity to work as a staff intern this summer! I transferred to ISU at the beginning of my Junior year looking for a faith community. I figured I would take a month or so to find the right fit for my spiritual beliefs and goals. However, one of my friends invited me to the annual Merge cookout and immediately I had found my home. I quickly became involved in the worship band, leadership team,…
Summer Intern

Hope Rutgens

Meet the Summer Intern… Hello! My name is Hope Rutgens, and I’m the summer intern for Merge this year. I’m also the Co-President of the Leadership Team here, and in the fall I’ll be starting my fourth year at Merge. I’ve been involved any way I can at Merge since my very first semester, and I joined the leadership team second semester of my freshman year. I’m super pumped to be an intern this summer and help out with things…