Meet Our Staff

Jana Holiday | Dean of Students

First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2019
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Degrees: B.A. Philosophy (Cedarville University); M.A. Philosophy of Religion (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School); M.A. Christian Studies (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School); Ph.D. Educational Studies (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Hobbies: Traveling, photography, hiking, and enjoying adventures with my family and friends
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Singing Beach, Manchester-By-The-Sea

Julie Nichols | Assistant Dean of Students

First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2010
Hometown: Manchester, TN
Degree: B.A. from Rhodes College (Memphis, TN); MA from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (S. Hamilton, MA)
Hobbies: Walking/hiking, kayaking, photography, reading, trying new things, spending time with friends
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Rafe’s Chasm, Magnolia, MA

Julie is a Southern girl from Tennessee who returned to the North to serve as the Assistant Dean of Students a few years after finishing her degree at GCTS. Before returning to GCTS, Julie served in student life at a Christian college in Tennessee where she also served as adjunct faculty in the department of Bible and Theology. She is not a fan of New England winters but thinks the summers are absolutely glorious especially when enjoying time at the beach!

Sue McNamara | SLS Administrative Assistant

First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2018
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
Degrees: B.A. in Psychology (James Madison University), M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, with a specialization in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Boston University)
Hobbies: Fun with friends, reading, movies, needlework, making jewelry
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Marblehead, Rockport, Newburyport, Portsmouth, NH–just about any harbor town!

Sue grew up living in Virginia and now has spent half of her life in the Boston area after getting a job at Boston University, where she continues to work part-time. As a new believer, Sue is passionate about learning about her faith and is running to catch up! She wanted to work among other Christians, and Gordon-Conwell seemed like the ideal place!

Jason Strzepek | Manager of Housing & Transitional Services

First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2013
Hometown: Mattituck, NY
Degrees: B.A. in History from Gordon College, Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Hobbies: Surfing, soccer, music
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, MA

Jason Strzepek is the Manager of Housing and Transitional Services, overseeing all on-campus housing for students and guests as well as assisting students with off-campus housing and their transitions to and from the seminary. His family has lived in Massachusetts, Japan, and Costa Rica, and served 11 years as missionaries to Costa Rica. Jason and his wife Jessica have 5 creative children, 3 of which are home-schooled. The Strzepeks enjoy the outdoors, good food, and time with friends.

C. Dodge | Director/Chief, Dept. of Public Safety, Campus Safety

First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 1994
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Master of Science in Administrative Studies with a sub concentration in Organizational Policy

Our Director of the Department of Public Safety, Campus Safety, Mr. Dodge, has been a member of the Gordon-Conwell Community for over 20 years, serving the community as campus police officer, campus safety officer and for the past nine years as Director of Public Safety.

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Residence Life Coordinators (RLC’s)

For information about Apartment RLCs and Dorm RLCs, contact [email protected].


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