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Jesse Torres, Fulton Hall

B.A. Bible and Theology, Simpson University
M.Div, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Hometown: Bakersfield, California

What brought you to Gordon?
The Lord brought my wife and me the first 3,000 miles, from California to Massachusetts, to receive training for ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. We were brought the last 1.7 miles to Gordon College by our mutual love for life within community, and our desire to take part in what God is doing here at Gordon.

What is your favorite part about working in Residence Life?
I love working in Residence Life because it opens up so many opportunities to have significant relationships with students and walk alongside them through some of the best times of their lives—and also some of the hardest times.

What is your favorite thing about Gordon?
In conversations with faculty, staff, and students, I’ve seen a desire to glorify God and to do their work with excellence. This passion is what makes Gordon a first-rate institution. My wife and I are blessed to be a part of this community.

What do you enjoy doing during your free time?
I enjoy mountain biking in the Gordon Woods, playing with my Yo-Yo, and hanging out with my awesome wife.

What is your favorite college memory?
My favorite thing about college was the ping-pong—not necessarily the game itself, but everything that took place around the table. While it may have lowered my GPA, it gave me so much more in return. I spent way too many hours, met countless new friends, and had many significant conversations around that table.

What is your favorite hall event?
My favorite event is “King of the Hill.” In this event, all 450+ students who move into Fulton, Nyland, and Tavilla craft their moving boxes into three fortresses, in which they confine each other's Resident Directors. With the use of thousands of water balloons, and armor crafted from cardboard, students attempt to retrieve their RD from an enemy fortress. The first hall to do so gets 12 months of bragging rights.