Messiah University's response to COVID-19

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Student Leaders

Student Leaders - "The Loft Team"

The Loft could not exist without the committed service of student leaders. The Loft Team is a small group of students (approximately 12–15 students) that exist for the following three purposes:

  1. To provide leadership for The Loft's activities and programs
  2. To develop leadership within Loft Facilitators
  3. To pursue intentional community as a team for the purpose of individual holistic growth.

These student leaders commit to a full school year of service and are trained to facilitate experiential education activities for leadership development and teambuilding. Activities may include facilitating games, our challenge course, canoeing, rock climbing, caving, and extended trips. The Loft Team meets together weekly for planning and to pursue personal and group growth. The Director of The Loft also meets with each Loft Team member on a regular basis for a time of discipleship and mentoring. As student leaders on Messiah's campus, Loft Team members are expected to be exemplary amongst peers by seeking academic faithfulness, by integrating their faith into everything they do, and by faithful pursuit of the Community Covenant.  The Loft Team is also a pre-approved leadership position that meets students' ELI requirement.

Applications for the Loft Team are distributed during J-Term and early February with interviews taking place in late February and early March.  Please contact Wendell Witter at if you are interested.

2020–2021 Loft Team

Loft Team Photo




Loft Team Members (from top to bottom)

Andrea Timbone & Keisuke Kawawada

Tacey Sauder & Emily Lucas

Wendell Witter & Jenna Walter

Regan Wilton & Jonathan Logan

Katelyn Beam & Jonas Kolb

Lauren Weinberger & Hayley Cook

Trent Groenendaal, Dylan Goss, & Dan Swarr