Who Are We?

We are a student led organization that meets weekly for dinner, Bible study or worship.  We serve God in all that we do AND we enjoy discussing those tough questions that come up living on a college campus.  

Student Leaders 

Ethan Hodges, President  hodges96@vt.edu 

Ethan is a Junior from Christiansburg, Virginia, majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. Ethan enjoys hiking, canoeing, and hammocking, and he is interning with Excella Consulting, a software development company located in the Corporate Research Center. Ethan has been involved with The Well since his freshman year, and he is looking forward to taking on a leadership position and working to shape the vision of The Well in the future.

Rebecca Pettit, Service and Outreach Committee  rebeck51@vt.edu 

Rebecca is a 5th year senior in Biological Systems Engineering with a minor in Green Engineering. In addition to The Well, she is involved in many organizations including Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity, VT Chamber Singers, Lee Hall Invents Leadership Team, and is a VT Engage Student Leader. She loves music, hiking, and crafting. 

Anna Schmitt, Secretary  annaschmitt@vt.edu   

Anna is a sophomore in Computer Engineering. Along with The Well, Anna is a Hokie Ambassador, a member of the Ballroom Dancing Club, and a Club Tennis Player. Her favorite places around campus are the Duck Pond and The Pylons. She loves being a Hokie and cannot wait to be the secretary this year!

Diane Cline, Service and Outreach Committee  cdiane4@vt.edu

Diane is a senior in Computer Engineering Major from Pennsylvania but loves being at Virginia Tech. She is a member of the CubeSat Design Team. She has a three-legged cat and enjoys hiking, reading, and swimming. 

Jayme Kokkonen, Service and Outreach Committee  jaymek@vt.edu

Jayme Kokkonen is a junior this year, majoring in Human Development. She's from New Market, VA, and when asked for a fun fact, she responded, "I am really bad with fun facts. You can say that my dream hobby is woodworking, or that I once raised 6 chickens, or make something up about me that doesn't make me seem too weird." Trust us. Jayme isn't weird. She's a great leader, as is everyone on this year's team! 

Meghan Rupkey, Service and Outreach Committee  meghanr9@vt.edu   

Meghan is a Junior who loves to hike, watch movies, spend time with friends, and go to football games. She will also be an intern for the Residential Leadership Community this year. She is looking forward in leading and participating in the mission and ministry of The Well.

Campus Minister  

Bryan Katz, Lay Campus Minister  bkatz@vt.edu 

Bryan is an Associate Professor of Practice in Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech and is in the candidacy process to be a Deacon in the ELCA through the Virginia Synod.  He has been taking classes as a distance learner at both the Institute of Lutheran Theology and Luther Seminary.  He has a passion for ministry that extends beyond the four walls of traditional church buildings.  He has been a Hokie since 1997, receiving his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech.  His wife, Katie, is a Professor in Nursing at Radford University and he has two children, Emily and Ethan.