Christian Education

Mayfield Hall welcomes new Resident Director — The Threefold Advocate

This fall semester, Student Development welcomed Residence Life’s newest staff member. Sarah Cordle assumed the role of Resident Director of Mayfield Hall.

In an interview, Cordle shared that her passion for helping others and her involvement in the church throughout her life brought her to JBU. She wants to continue spreading the gospel by building a community among other things.

Cordle said she experienced the value of Christian education and community at Oklahoma Baptist University. She worked as a resident assistant (RA) at OBU during her university years. Because of her background as an RA, she was thrilled to become Residence Manager at Mayfield Hall. Cordle loves “being able to empower other resident assistants to get involved with girls who live on campus,” she said.

“I wouldn’t be able to do my job without my ARs. They are so fun and caring,” Cordle said of his student staff at Mayfield.

She was born and raised in Oklahoma. Years later, Cordle decided to move to Kansas City to pursue a master’s degree in theology. She earned her master’s degree in just one year.

Along with her college background, Cordle shared other life stories that made her the person she is now. She said being part of a youth group at her church for several years led her to apply for the job. “I found myself in contact with girls who were about to go to college,” she said. “I also worked with young students abroad as a missionary,” she added, referring to several trips she made, including to Istanbul, Turkey, and the city of Seoul in South Korea.

These mission trips were an essential part of Cordle’s life as she was able to help the refugees and learn various lessons from them. “I have always loved gardening. It’s been one of my hobbies since I grew up on a small local farm, but it was in Seoul that I really learned how to grow vegetables.” Strange as it may seem, she was able to grow corn, tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes and more in a garden atop a skyscraper, right in the middle of Kansas City. . The travels also inspired her to make it her main long-term goal to have “a big heart to one day work overseas on missions.” I always knew that at some point it was going to be part of my life. I would also like to start a ministry where people would be sent to other countries, like disciples making disciples,” she added.