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Meet Your Coaches

Tempest AndersonTempest Anderson, CoachLink administrator and coach

A Richmond, Va., native, Tempest graduated from Mary Baldwin University’s social work program and from EMU’s graduate counseling program. She has interned or worked at Shenandoah University, Bridgewater College, James Madison University and EMU. At EMU she is director of the counseling services program as well as overseeing CoachLink and serving as a coach. Tempest says working with people in hard times is “a mission of hope. Hope does not mean ignoring your present circumstances. On the contrary, it dares you to embrace them with faith that there is a greater future in store.” Tempest applies this attitude to her coaching and counseling at EMU.

Suzanne HostetlerSuzy Hostetler, lead coach

A native of Telford, Pa., Suzy graduated from Bluffton (Ohio) University a degree in youth ministry/recreation and music minor. She served five years as part-time youth pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty, Ohio and j oined EMU's Campus Ministries as program assistant in 2009. In 2012 she began her role as a coach. "I see my CoachLink role as a mentor, connector, advocate, and extra layer of support for students I work with. Each student has different needs and goals. I meet each student where they are, stand in the gap whatever it may be, and walk alongside them as they work towards their goals. One-on-one support is powerful. I believe this service can help all students be successful."

Lana MillerLana Miller, coach

Lana graduated from Goshen (Indiana) College with a degree in biology and chemistry and began her career as a high school biology and chemistry teacher. Since then she has been a youth pastor, curriculum writer, teacher in spiritual formation and youth ministry, convention planner for Mennonite Church USA, and regional representative for Mennonite Central Committee in Southeast Asia. Lana earned her MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary. She serves as undergraduate campus pastor, working with student pastoral and ministry assistants, providing pastoral care and leadership in faith formation. Of both her campus pastor and coaching role, Lana says, “My journey has led me to encounter many experiences, people and places. My heart remains in Christian spiritual formation, being a nurturing pastoral presence for those discerning how to embody their faith.” Lana began coaching EMU students in fall 2017.

Andrea WengerAndrea Wenger, coach

Andrea grew up in western Pennsylvania, graduated from EMU with a degree in English and minor in journalism, and then worked for 14 years with Mennonite Central Committee in various roles (writing, editing, young adult program administration, program management) in Akron, Pa., and Whitesburg, Ky. She earned a master's degree in community psychology from Penn State, completed EMU's STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) training, has done anti-racisim and leadership training, and is a certified life coach with a private practice. Recently she completed 12 years as director of marketing and communications for EMU. "I support and mentor students by asking questions and listening. I want to help students develop self-awareness and tap into their own wisdom to navigate challenges." Andrea began coaching EMU students in fall 2017.


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