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Regent CARES - Meet the Team

John LivingstonJohn Livingston

John Livingston serves as the Regent C.A.R.E.S. manager. John earned an MFA degree from Regent's School of Communication & the Arts in 2011. He enjoys serving the university and its students. He says it is his prayer that students realize how important they are as both individuals and scholars. As students balance classes, family and social engagements, John and his staff want to lend a helping hand through Regent C.A.R.E.S. "Whether you are calling about academic and technical questions or emotional and spiritual support, our representatives are available Monday through Friday 5–8 p.m. and 24 hours on weekends to serve you the very best that we can!" John says. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11




Tranese is a first-year student in Regent's Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.). She has a passion for the field of psychology and enjoys researching and understanding human behavior. Most importantly, she is excited by the prospect of helping others find hope, healing and reconciliation in their lives. What Tranese enjoys most about her position with Regent C.A.R.E.S. is the opportunity to speak with and be of service to students and potential applicants from a variety of backgrounds and to encourage them in their faith and scholarship. "Each time he said, 'My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.' So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me." 2 Corinthians 12:9




Jenna is a senior in the Christian Ministry program. Her heart beats for missions—something God has cultivated within her throughout her life. She came to Regent to continue growing and moving forward in the calling God has given her. She enjoys leading a Life Group on campus, and she feels Regent C.A.R.E.S. is an exciting addition for students who think no one is there for them after hours. She is excited to be part of a team that God is using to touch lives at Regent and beyond the university. "My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart for they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh." Proverbs 4:20-22




Kristin is currently pursuing an M.A. in Community Counseling at Regent. She also works with Regent's Center for Trauma Studies and loves learning how to work with traumatized families, adolescents and children. She plans to use all she learns about adoption and foster care to unite families with children needing homes and to provide counseling and other resources to families in crisis. She values the services that Regent C.A.R.E.S. offers because she remembers her undergraduate experience when no after-hours assistance was available for students. She encourages students to call Regent C.A.R.E.S. because the team cares deeply for them and is ready to help in any way possible. "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, 'Abba! Father!'" Romans 8:15




Sarah is a student in the Master of Arts in Community Counseling program at Regent. She is working toward becoming a therapist for low-income kids and is particularly interested in art therapy. Creativity is one of her passions, and she enjoys helping others express themselves through the arts. A favorite aspect of working as a Regent C.A.R.E.S. representative is getting to talk to prospective students. She fondly recalls the helpfulness and encouragement she received from Regent staff members when she was working through the application process. She hopes to do the same for someone else and feels it is a blessing to serve in this way. "I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all of my fears." Psalm 34:4




Ariane is an undergradate student. She has not decided on a major yet, but she fell in love with Regent when she traveled from Maine for a visit. She quickly discovered Regent was the place for her. She enjoys working with Regent C.A.R.E.S. because it allows students to know someone is there for them, whether it is for a basic question or a stressful day. Since the team is made up of Regent University students, representatives understand what callers are going through because they are going through the same process. "Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in the word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity." I Timothy 4:12




LaDonna is a third-year law student at Regent University, and she graduates in May 2013. She chose Regent because she wanted to get a legal education while still keeping her focus on God. She started working for Regent C.A.R.E.S. in fall 2012 but didn't realize this part-time job would lead to treasured friendships and the opportunity to help people around the world. When she is not working or studying, you will find her shopping or watching old movies. "An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips." Proverbs 24:26




Mark is pursuing an M.A. in Counseling at Regent. He decided to attend Regent because he fell in love with the dedication of the students and teachers in the counseling program. What Mark enjoys most about working for Regent C.A.R.E.S. is the opportunity to be available for students while the rest of the university is closed. He enjoys talking with a diverse population on a multitude of topics from financial hardships to academic concerns. Mark feels Regent has a great community of students, and he enjoys being able to help them in any way he can. "Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion." Philippians 1:6




Angela has been a part of the Regent University community for a number of years. As a student, she has received encouragement from family and friends within the Regent community, and she is excited to serve the student body through Regent C.A.R.E.S. She appreciates the opportunities she has to talk with students from all over the world and often feels as though she receives more encouragement from them than she gives. A Scripture she often shares with students is, "Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:4