Emily Fernette

Favorite class at Olivet: My favorite class at Olivet was Pastoral Care and Counseling with Dr. Mark Quanstrom. I took this class as an elective my senior year at Olivet, and I loved every second of it. It helped me grow in my appreciation for pastors, and it strengthened my heart for ministry. I loved learning about the role of the Church, the role of a pastor, and how those are both a part of God’s redemptive plan. I encourage everyone to take this class!  

Best Olivet memory: There are too many great Olivet memories to choose from, but one of my favorite memories was singing as a soprano soloist in our performance of Handel’s Messiah during my junior and senior years at Olivet.

Favorite ONU professor:  One of my favorite professors at Olivet is Dr. Neal Woodruff. I was able to take voice lessons with him for two years, as well as participate in Concert Singers, one of the vocal ensembles he directs. Dr. Woodruff is a wise, caring and comical individual. I was very grateful for the opportunity to be his student.

What makes Olivet different from other universities? At Olivet, you are surrounded by a community that truly cares about you. The people here become your family by loving you, caring for you, and preparing you to be the best person you can be.

Hobbies: Singing, playing piano, dancing, camping, and being outside!

Favorite extracurricular activity as a student: Traveling as a vocalist in The Olivetians, one of Olivet's ministry teams, for three years.

Favorite college trip: Missions In Action trip to India the summer after I graduated in 2015. 

Favorite place to eat in town: Isidros! Best Mexican food in town.

Favorite campus tradition: I absolutely loved our fall and winter Revival services. We always bring in the best speakers and have incredible times of worship together with our Olivet family.

Favorite thing to do in Bourbonnais: Hanging out at Kankakee State Park or exploring the Indian Caves at Perry Farm. I love being outside!

Advice for new students: Try something new and learn to laugh at yourself!

Favorite Bible verse:  “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

Call: 815-928-5798
Text: 815-401-0989

Major: Family and Consumer Science, Family Studies Concentration
Minor: Music
Hometown: Owosso, Michigan

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