Christian’s look is seriously bohemian.
She loves playing with colors, layers and textures to achieve a sense of style that is both unique and comfortable.
She stands out on the path at Calvin because she’s always wearing something—like a hand-knitted headband with a rose on it—that’s just plain fun.
Labels aside, Christian is serious about more than fashion—she’s serious about connecting to a real community at Calvin.
• She connects with real people - professors like the award-winning author Gary Schmidt, and her mentor Katie who regularly cooks her dinner and takes her to concerts and plays.
• She connects through real discussion - over weekly dinners with roommates (sweet potatoes are a major theme for these) and in her literature courses.
• She connects by adventure - planning a spring break missions trip to Mexico with her friends and teaching art and cooking classes for urban youth in downtown Grand Rapids.
Why is community so important to Christian?
“I was so used to having spiritual mountain-top experiences in high school. In college, I’ve learned how the Lord works so much
more in everyday, ordinary life.”
It’s through ordinary people in her everyday life at Calvin that God is pushing her to become a seriously real, seriously joy-filled person.