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Student Life Staff

Ellen Avants

Ellen Avants

Student Life Assistant

Ellen is a Southern California native. She grew up in Orange County, where she was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school. Read more »

Bethany Gioielli

Bethany Gioielli

Director of Resident Life

Bethany is thrilled to be a part of the team at Providence as a community director. She was born and raised on the east coast and moved to Southern California in 2011 for graduate school with her husband, Chris. One of her favorite parts of her life story is that she met her husband when she was only 12 years-old…Read more »

Johnathan Kruis

Johnathan Kruis

Student Life Community Director

After graduating Providence in the spring of 2015 with concentrations in Biblical Theological Studies and Visual Arts, Johnathan quickly returned to Providence in the summer of 2015, this time joining the Providence staff as a community director…Read more »

Mark Rippetoe

Mark Rippetoe

Dean of Student Life

mark.rippetoe@providencecc.edu
Mark Rippetoe is the dean of student life at Providence. Originally from Nashville, he most recently moved from Northern California where he was overseeing another resident life program. Read more »

Jaci Schork

Jaci Schork

Student Life Community Director and Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach

jaci.schork@providencecc.edu
Jaci Schork recently joined the Sea Beggar Women’s Volleyball coaching staff after four successful years of playing collegiate volleyball at Biola University. Jaci was a defensive specialist throughout college. Read more »

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