S t u d e n t D e v e l o p m e n t / M e e t t h e T e a m
The college experience is or many one o the most memorable timesin their lives. Student Development plays a major role in creatingthose memories. This all there are many new aces in our StudentDevelopment Team; Each, committed to making the Templeexperience the best it can be. The team has been working hard allsummer both planning activities or new and returning students and also actively being involvedin dorm renovations and campus beautication projects. In order to better serve the student body, theyhave even relocated the Student Development Oces where they will have plenty o room to meet withstudents and provide services such as career planning, counseling and ministry opportunities. This yearpromises to be an exciting one or the students o Tennessee Temple University. The best days are ahead!
Developing Studentsis our Mission!
Meet the Team
Joe Frejosky, Dean of Students
Taking the lead rom Dr. Je Elliott, Joe Frejosky joined the sta o Tennessee Temple University in Marchand has hit the ground running as our new Dean o Students. As Dean o Students, Joe will lead theStudent Development Team, Campus Pastors, Campus Ministries and Student Government. With over15 years o ministry experience, Joe brings a wealth o wisdom to this position. He has led college studentsor many years and has mentored many who are now serving in ministry across the country. Joe has astrong desire to see each Temple student grow spiritually, emotionally and physically during their time atTennessee Temple University. He is committed to ensuring students have an environment on campus thatis conducive to their individual growth and success. As a Temple Baptist Seminary graduate and pastor, Joe’s passion or the student body and the local community is evident in all he does. Joe’s wie Pam also joins the Temple amily as the new Executive Director o Student Services and his son Joseph will be anincoming reshman. We are thrilled to have the Frejosky amily and Joe as our new Dean o Students. Weare excited about his vision or the uture and can’t wait to see how God will move on the campus this year!
Paul Laso, Dean of Men, Campus Pastor
Paul Laso, a graduate o Tennessee Temple University and Temple Baptist Seminary, will be serving as ournew Dean o Men. Compelled by his heart or college students, Paul’s desire is to see them have a growingrelationship with Jesus Christ and to see them become everything God envisions them to be! He hassurrendered to ull time ministry and we are excited to see what God will do in his ministry as he serves thebody o Tennessee Temple University. Paul is rom Miami Florida, so naturally he is a die-hard Miami Heatan! In his spare time he enjoys working out, baseball and cycling. When he is not on campus you can otennd him at Starbucks! You can ollow him on twitter at: @Paul_Laso
Whitney L. Olsen, Campus Worship & Ministries Coordinator
A recent TTU graduate, Whitney Olsen joins the Student Development team as our new Campus Worshipand Ministries Coordinator. Whitney is a native o Winston-Salem and was saved when she was ve years old. She has dedicated her lie to education at 23 already having completed two Bachelors degreesin English and Music. During her time at Tennessee Temple University, she was able to put her God-given gits and talents into practice by ministering with our lead travel team Union Avenue. Whitney willserve as the administrator or our campus ministry teams in addition to working with Project 1045. Weare excited to have her and look orward to seeing God work in her lie. She looks orward to seeing greatthings on the campus o TTU and loves working with her Student Development Team!
Donovan Johnson, Resident Director
Donovan Johnson, a recent graduate o Tennessee Temple, is no stranger on this campus. He has beenhere or ve years both as a student and as an employee. In the past ve years he has strived to stay true tothe values o hard work and perseverance that were instilled in him as a kid. While his initial plans wereto be in and out o the University within our years, God had a dierent plan. Ater becoming unhappywith his initial major, he changed majors, causing his our year in and out program to become ve! His junior year, he took an RA position, and returned or similar roles the ollowing two years. Those yearswere the most ruitul o his Tennessee Temple Career. He learned and grew in ways that he could nothave imagined. This positive experience prompted him to consider and ultimately accept the challenge o becoming a Resident Director. He has high hopes or the coming school year and cannot wait to work withthe students. He plans to become a lawyer, but has currently put the urtherance o his education on hold,as he eels called to serve our students and to be actively involved in the rebuilding o Tennessee TempleUniversity.
John Richardson, Lead Campus Pastor
We are excited to introduce John Richardson as our new Lead Campus Pastor. New to Chattanooga, Johnand his wie Michelle come to us by way o central North Carolina. John is a graduate o UNC-Greensborowith a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He came to aith in Christ at the age o 14, at a campus crusadeon a high school ootball eld. Since then, his personal desire has been to help people reach their ullestpotential in their personal walk with Christ. John has spoken at camps and directed student ministriesacross North Carolina and enjoys preaching and leading in small group Bible studies. In his spare time youcan nd him playing disc gol, attending sporting events, and reading. Michelle is a speech pathologist andwill be working locally. She will join John in ministry to the students o Tennessee Temple University and isexcited to begin ministry to the emale students along with the Student Development Team.
Jenny Laing, Dean of Women
As the new Dean o Women, Jenny Laing is delighted to pour spiritually into the lives o the young ladiesthat God brings to our campus. She counts hersel blessed to have been raised in a amily o believers whopointed her towards a relationship with Christ and a desire to minister at a young age. Jenny comes to usrom Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Along with her passion or ministry, Jenny also has a deep love or the arts. She has worked as a proessional artist and muralist and one o hergreatest joys is leading worship through singing. Jenny is thrilled to be a part o the Student DevelopmentTeam and knows God has great plans or the students here. Be on the lookout or one o Jenny’s muralsaround campus!
Liz Furches, Resident Director
Liz Furches surrendered her lie to Christ at the age o 13. Through many domestic mission trips, she ellin love with the inner-cities o the United States and answered the call to inner-city ministry. In pursuing,this calling, Liz attended Tennessee Temple University, graduating in 2009. While studying at Temple,she was involved in ministries and activities which allowed her to grow and pursue ministry right here inChattanooga. Upon graduation, she let to serve in her home church, as well as a church plant, in Atlanta,Georgia. God used these opportunities to prepare Liz or coming back to Temple as the Women’s ResidentDirector. Liz’s heart is to see the lives o students, especially Temple students, radically changed or the sakeo the Gospel. She wants to be a part o developing the women here in such a way that they leave Templeand help rock this world or Jesus! When Liz is not on campus, she can be ound playing ultimate Frisbeeand basketball or catching a Tarheel’s game!
S t u d e n t D e v e l o pm e n t / M e e t t h e T e am