Polly Woods, Evans Hall

Polly Woods

 

Education:

B.A. in Youth Ministries and Biblical and Theological Studies, Gordon College, MA

M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, MA (in progress)

 

Hometown: Boston, MA

 

What brought you to Gordon?

I wanted to study the Bible in an evangelical liberal arts setting

 

What is your favorite part about working in Residence Life?

I love building relationships with college students. My favorite thing is sitting with a student and hearing the things that make them who they are, along with the things they’re thinking and wrestling with. I just love to watch students grow!

 

What is your favorite thing about Gordon? 

I am passionate about the idea of freedom within a framework of faith. It’s very hard to find a place that is firm in its beliefs, but yet able to sustain conversations and debates from all sides. Somehow Gordon maintains a balance of remaining theologically sound, but open to different thoughts and ideas. The philosophy of Gordon has shaped my life and I hope to be a part of helping it shape the lives of current students.

 

What do you enjoy doing during your free time?

I love to read, be crafty and go on adventures around New England.

 

What is your favorite college memory? 

I loved being a part of International Student Organization. I built lasting friendships with people from all over the globe. We laughed and worshipped together. It reminded me of how big God really is, and how universal His message is.

 

What is your favorite hall event?

When I was at school here, I loved events that involved groups . Specifically,Pick-A-Date (your roommate picks a date for you) which were a riot! I loved the ridiculousness and the stories that came out of those events.