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Council: Student Leadership

The Pres House Council provides a year-long opportunity for students to grow in their leadership skills through serving the Pres House community. Council members are crucial to our life together; they facilitate weekly gatherings, plan and host events, lead worship, and can even serve as full voting members on the Pres House Board of Directors. They also have the option of earning the Leadership Certificate through the Center for Leadership and Involvement at UW-Madison.

2022-2023 Council Members

Click a Council member’s photo for a short bio!

Anna Saeger (she/her)

Program: Kinesiology B.S. and Physical Education B.S., Athletic Healthcare Certificate ~ Class of 2025

A place I call home: Key West, FL

Something that makes Pres House great: The community; it is like a family, and someone is always there for you if you need it

A fun fact about myself: I lived on an island that was 4 miles long and 2 miles wide

Ava Copple (she/her)

Program: Conservation Biology and Philosophy B.S., German Certificate ~ Class of 2023

A place I call home: Portage, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: The community and opportunities to form meaningful connections with people

A fun fact about myself: I can identify most birds in Wisconsin

Ben Tan (he/him)

Program: Computer Science B.S. ~ Class of 2023

A place I call home: Brookfield, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: The enthusiasm I see from everybody in the community whenever we host a fun event

A fun fact about myself: I performed in an orchestra in South America

Emily Danielsen (she/her)

Program: Psychology B.A. and Communications Sciences & Disorders B.A. ~ Class of 2025

A place I call home: Midland, MI

Something that makes Pres House great: The ability to create meaningful relationships with everyone, while also being open about your faith!

A fun fact about myself: I love listening to podcasts- especially true crime ones!!

Emily Johnson (she/they)

Program: Communications Arts: Radio-Tv-Film B.A., Environmental Studies Major ~ Class of 2025

A place I call home: Wausau, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: Being able to talk about my faith openly without judgment or bias

A fun fact about myself: I know 95% of Disney songs

Elizabeth Tan (she/her)

Program: Food Science B.S. ~ Class of 2023

A place I call home: Brookfield, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: The awesome people and community that we have

A fun fact about myself: I have been to all 50 states

Evan Digman (he/him)

Program: Pharmacology and Toxicology B.S. ~ Class of 2023

A place I call home: Minneapolis, MN

Something that makes Pres House great: Deep, meaningful connections and conversations

A fun fact about myself: I love camping!

Hailey Lichey (she/her)

Program: Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S. ~ Class of 2023

A place I call home: Waterford, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: The amazing people and friendships

A fun fact about myself: I will try to pet any animal I see

Jacob Larget (he/him)

Program: Data Science B.A., Education Major ~ Class of 2023

A place I call home: Madison, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: Sharing meals together as a conclusion to worship

A fun fact about myself: I took both French and Spanish during high school

Jasmine Jones (she/they)

Program: Elementary Education B.S.E. ~ Class of 2025

A place I call home: Milwaukee, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: The pastors

A fun fact about myself: I helped deliver and raise a litter of 11 puppies

Lauren Pettis (she/her)

Program: Journalism B.A. & Spanish B.A. ~ Class of 2025

A place I call home: Burnsville, MN

Something that makes Pres House great: The community

A fun fact about myself: I love to run and nordic ski

Olivia Avery (she/her)

Program: Human Development and Family Studies, B.S. ~ Class of 2023

A place I call home: Waunakee, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: All of the awesome people

A fun fact about myself: I have a six-year-old nephew who has bigger feet than me

Sam Marrese-Wheeler (he/him)

Program: Art B.S. ~ Class of 2024

A place I call home: McFarland, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: The welcoming environment

A fun fact about myself: Everyone in my family has a name that starts with the letter “S”

Nathan Tan (he/him)

Program: History B.A. (Education track) ~ Class of 2025

A place I call home: Brookfield, WI

Something that makes Pres House great: Everyone I have met here has been very open and friendly to me

A fun fact about myself: I can name pretty much everyone in the NBA and give a short description of them

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