As a Pennsylvania native, Ben is delighted to return to his home state. He received his BA in Religion and Bible from Houton College in 2005 and his MA in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2008. Before coming to Eastern, Ben served as the Youth Director for a large church in North Carolina. His work in residence life and in student activities at Eastern allows him the opportunity to get to know a great number of students on campus. Ben's passion is helping students encounter God and grow deeply in their faith, and his work here at Eastern allows him to do that in fun and exciting ways.