Andrew deGroot, MA

Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct

Hometown: Nanaimo BC

Q: What excites you the most about campus life?

 I love campus Life as I believe it is one of the best places to live. You only get so many years at University and as a young adult so you have to make the most of it. I believe that living on campus is making the most of it. You get to live alongside your peers and friends, building community, do life, have fun and experience challenges all together. There is an ease to studying in dorms with friends and classmates who are studying alongside you, but there is also an adventurous side to campus where you can make late night dons runs or whistler trips on a whim. Campus is also a great place to dive deeper into your spirituality as you journey with those you live along side.

Q: If you could take a group of TWU students anywhere in the world to do anything, where would you go and what would you do?

 I would definitely take a group of students to Israel to experience the footsteps of Jesus and his life and teachings. I think this would be such a cool experience.

Q: What is your favorite hobby or activity?

I always feel a bit lame as I don’t have a hobby that I love to do. Though I do love to walk my dog Albus in nature or just read a good book.

Q: What is the best book you have most recently read?

One of my all-time favourite books is In the Name of Jesus by Henri Nouwen. I think it is such a simple read that explains clearly the struggle and needs of Christian Leaders in our time. I always have an extra copy to give away if anyone wants one.

Q: What are your Clifton top 5 Strengths? “

  1. Achiever
  2. Competition
  3. Analytical
  4. Focus
  5. Restorative

Bachelors of Human Kinetics, Trinity Western University

M.A. Chaplaincy & Spiritual Care, ACTS Seminary

Certified Leadership Coach, Essential Impact