Who We Are
Wade is most thankful for Jesus, Claire, Haddon, books, Oxford (England) and Bubble Tea. In that order. Wade grew up in Phoenix, AZ in a wonderful family, moved to Chicago for college, met and married his beautiful, wonderful, and hilarious wife (Claire), and trained for life as a pastor in St. Louis at Covenant Theological Seminary. He also enjoys pickleball, drinking tea (with boba), and reading lots and lots of books. One of his favorite moments in life was reading "Leaf by Niggle" with Claire in the Old Parsonage library in Oxford, England. Wade's greatest hope in life and death is that he belongs to Jesus who is making "everything sad come untrue" (Tolkien). He is grateful that Jesus' heart is gentle and lowly toward sinful, broken people like him. Wade and Claire dearly love the students of 24:7 and long to help students see how wonderful, truthful, and beautiful Jesus really is.
Freshman Connect Director
Jon's aim in life is to "proclaim the gospel globally, starting with his family." He loves college students and longs to see freshmen love Jesus and live for his mission. He's been on staff since June 2018 and is married to the love of his life and best friend, Rachael. Born and raised in Minnesota, you betcha this guy enjoys anything and everything that has to do with a boat or lake. He also enjoys game nights, camping, and long walks (on the beach when possible).
Andrea moved to Iowa City from Georgia, but don't expect an accent. She is a fan of the University of Georgia and has deep love of sweet potatoes. She loves Jesus and finds joy in wrestling with the Truth of who God is and how lives are changed by that understanding; she delights in walking with college students in these wrestlings. She desires to see women equipped to read, study, and teach the Bible and see women step into places to teach the truths of God in the midst of messy life.
In May of 2019, Will graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in physics, astronomy and mathematics. Will is currently using his degrees by leading worship for 24:7 and Parkview Church. Will is recently married to his best friend, Savannah. He grew up in Spirit Lake, a small-ish town in northwest Iowa. Having been raised by two music teachers, Will has played piano and sang for as long as he can remember. Will’s goal in life is to bring glory to God by pursuing ultimate joy in Him. Will loves Harry Potter and board games, but most of all he loves worshipping and glorifying Jesus.
Adin recently graduated from the University of Iowa, with degrees in music and social work. He loves to spend time with the Lord and hang out with people! Being homeschooled, he enjoys learning new things about cool people, being weird, and missing social cues. Playing piano, making time to know people, and seeing new people find a place to belong are some of his favorite things. Adoring God's creation, and cruising in his car (with a V6 engine) are some of his favorite hobbies.
Devon is a recent graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in music and a certificate in event management. She is from the Minneapolis area in Minnesota, where she lived most of her life. Devon loves Jesus, especially discovering new aspects of His character and His heart to seek and save the lost. When she’s not planning cool events for 24:7, she loves to read books, watch sitcoms on Netflix, and sing and play piano. Ask her about her dog or being a new aunt – she’ll be sure to show you way too many pictures!