Major: Mechanical Engineering
What excites you most about being House President: I absolutely love each and every guy in the house. I am so amped to help provide opportunities for these guys to grow and mature into solid men of God and watch the development that is bound to happen. Going into my fourth year in the house, I have been blessed by the intergenerational community of believers around me that have poured into my life and modeled for me how to lead. I now hope that I can depict the best of these attributes to the the guys and girls around me and illustrate how much I care about them and their lives going forward. Ryker and I’s goal for the house is to have the guys be continuously engaged and active in the community around them and remind them that their life is not “all about them”. I also strive to empower guys to pursue their passions and make the house an avenue for these goals. Lastly, I am excited to be stretched and learn from this awesome opportunity and strengthen my love for the lord and for the people around me.
Leadership in one word: Selflessness
Favorite Book: Ender’s Game
Celebrity Crush: missy peregrym
Hometown: Woodway, WA
Major: Business Administration – Entrepreneurship and Information Systems
What excites you most about being House President: I am excited to be House President with Michael because we get to lead and encourage our brothers in Christ. We have a unique opportunity to integrate 28 new guys into the community while maintaining the traditions of brotherhood and discipleship set before us. I am proud to call myself an Ave Guy and am looking forward to the year ahead.
Leadership in one word: Enabling others
Favorite book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Celebrity Crush: Kristi B.
Hometown: I lived outside of Spokane, Washington for the seven years leading up to college, but it has become less of my hometown since my family moved back to this side of the state last summer.
Major: : Biology and Public Health
What excites you most about being House President: I have received so much from this community–as a freshman, moving in and not really knowing where I belonged it was the best place I could be. And now, I am excited about giving back, contributing with my ideas and of how I think the community would best serve its purpose.
Leadership in one word: Service
Favorite Book: I like all books; Wild by Cheryl Strayed,The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Celebrity Crush: David Beckham
Hometown: Burien, WA
Major: Communications and Minor in Nutrition
What excites you most about being House President: I am so blessed and excited to be a Women’s House President for next year! The last two years in Vision 16 have been the best few years of my life so far. I have made some of the strongest friendships, while also growing in my relationship with the Lord. As president of the South House, I am excited to lead a house centered on loving others through Jesus. I cannot wait to lead a house of women that are excited about their faith and want to pour into this community. Living in Vision 16 is such a great opportunity to grow, while also having a solid foundation to come home to. This next year is going to be full of good times and laughter and I cannot wait!
Leadership in one word: Dependable
Favorite Book: Love Does By Bob Goff
Celebrity Crush: Channing Tatum
Hometown: I grew up in Longview, WA, located 2 1/2 hours south of Seattle.
Major: I am majoring in Business Administration with a focus on marketing.
What excites you most about being House President: This upcoming school year, half of the Tree House is going to be made up of new faces! I am most excited to see how God is going to bring girls together and mold our house this year. There is so much potential for the Vision 16 community, and I can’t wait to see what God has planned for us all! With my president position I plan to use my gifts and give back to this community that has blessed me so greatly!
Leadership in one word: Commitment
Favorite Book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Celebrity Crush: A year ago, everyone knew my celebrity crush was Justin Bieber. As time has passed and I’ve matured, I think most people would be glad to know I’m now crushin’ on Tim Tebow.
It is with great excitement that we announce our new Women’s Coordinator, Karianne Gwinn. Vision 16 is so thrilled to have her with us this year and below you can get to know her a bit, in her own words.
My name is Karianne Gwinn. I am a San Diego native that has fallen in love with the Pacific Northwest (who knew?!). During my first year out of high school, I attended Covenant Bible College in Ecuador with forty other North American students. That year I really started to love living in community and developed a passion for life together and learning to love each other well. After Ecuador, I attended and graduated from Seattle Pacific University where I studied communication and music. During my last two years at SPU, I lived in Vision 16’s Tree House. After I graduated, I moved back to San Diego to work as the Children’s Program Coordinator at a non-profit that serves victims of domestic violence and child abuse. When the funding for my position didn’t come through, I took the opportunity to move back to the city that I had been missing and the community that had become so important to me. So I packed my car, hit the 5 and here I am. Some of my hobbies include making jewelry, singing, teaching and practicing yoga, and spending time with friends. This year I am most looking forward to spending one on one time with the amazing women that live in the Vision 16 community as they continue to grow into their truest selves, develop their gifts, and seek Jesus all the while.
Change is in the air: the days are getting longer, graduation is rapidly approaching, and spring reminds us of new life and new beginnings. The past few weeks have also brought some significant changes around Vision 16 as we have been in search of replacement Business Manager. We are happy…no, we are thrilled to announce that we have hired Mike Hartanov. Get to know Mike a bit, in his own words:
Hey Vision 16 community!
My name is Mike Hartanov and coming this June I have the honor of taking the reins for the Business Manager position. Before anything else, you need to know that I am overwhelmed with excitement for this opportunity. After learning of Vision 16 this spring, meeting its leadership team, and experiencing a small glimpse of the community, I just can’t wait to jump in!
I hail from the great city of Spokane, WA and was raised by two remarkable parents alongside three rambunctious brothers, one who just so happens to be my twin! The place I currently call home is Orange County and I work as a bookkeeper for a non-profit organization known as Krochet Kids international. I received a BA in Business Administration from Vanguard University, and since my graduation I have also spent time working with Younglife and my dad’s general contracting firm. When I don’t have work in front of me I find enjoyment in sailing, fly-fishing, outdoors recreation, cooking, and an occasional date with a great book! I am so stoked to live in Seattle and I would love to invite all of you to join me in the exploration of this next chapter of my life with Vision 16. So, whether that means you ask me to grab coffee or invite me over to fix your toilet, know that my desire is to be drenched in this community so that we can begin to dream about Vision 16 together!
Again, thank you for inviting me into your community, and know that I will pour my full efforts into vision 16 and its mission. Okay, I will see you this summer!
Here are some upcoming happenings around the Vision 16 community:
- Finals are in full swing! Students are in the middle being punished by higher education via rigorous tests that determine their academic fates. Pray for them!
- Christmas Break, Dec. 17-Jan 2. Houses will be closed from the 18th til the 1st.
- Family Dinners, Jan 6. All of the students will be broken into small groups and eating dinner at families homes in and around Seattle. If you’d like to host a group of students, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winter Gathering, Jan 7. Students will be gathering for fellowship, music, a speaker, and discussion.
I hope everyone is enjoying a season full of friends, family and reflection upon the gifts of birth, life, and love.