Housing and Residence Life


Eric Codding
Associate Dean of Students
Sarah Defnall
Residence Director Elmwood

Along with her role as RD in Northlawn, Sarah will be providing Career Counseling for students and alumni through Career Services as MA, Resident in Counseling. Sarah earned a BS in Psychology and a MA in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. She has worked as a Qualified Mental Health Professional, specializing in In-Home Counseling at Crossroads Counseling Center in Harrisonburg, VA. She also served as the Counseling Service’s graduate intern at Bridgewater College prior to joining the Residence Life team at EMU. She is married to Josh Defnall and together they like to enjoy the great outdoors of the Shenandoah Valley.

Scott Eyre
Lead Residence Director
Residence Director Hillside
Matthew Hunsberger
Assistant Director and Residence Director Parkwoods

Hunsberger, a 2002 EMU graduate from Davidsville, Pa., fills many positions at EMU, held together by his work in Lehman Auditorium as Facilities Technician. He is the Residence Director for Parkwood Apartments where he has lived as Apartment Manager for several years. He serves as Seminary Music Coordinator, assisting with chapel and other worship services at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and assists Dr. Ken J. Nafziger in directing the Chamber Singers. In the summers, he serves as Summer Programs Coordinator in the Auxiliary Services office.

During his student days at EMU, Hunsberger helped plan chapel worship experiences, led music, sang in choirs and in the ‘Full Table’ men’s a capella group that he co-founded, and assisted the campus pastors. From 2003-2011, he co-managed and directed a local independent male a capella ensemble, ‘Sons of the Day’.

Carissa Luginbill
Residence Director Maplewood
Lead Residence Director
Residence Director
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